Commitments, Progress & Transparency

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Democratic Republic of Congo - Program & Service Delivery

DateNovember 12, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2013:The Democratic Republic of Congo commits to executing on the national strategic plan for family planning for 2014-2020. The government also commits to protecting adolescent girls from early marriage through education, awareness raising, social integration, and women’s empowerment programs.

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DateNovember 12, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2013:The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo commits to reforming laws that pose barriers to responsible parenthood and planned births. 

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Madagascar - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2015:The government of Madagascar pledges to revise all executive and legislative documents to support an enabling environment for family planning and to effectively enforce all family planning and marriage-related laws. The government also commits to strengthening partnership and public and private multisectoral engagement in cooperation with all ministries.

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Senegal - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2012:Senegal launched a national plan for family planning in November 2012. Within the Ministry of Health, Senegal plans to make Reproductive Health Division a Directorate and create a Family Planning Division. Senegal will allocate additional financial and human resources to the Reproductive Health Division to ensure the execution and monitoring of the national plan; ensure accountability at highest level and regular monitoring of the national plan and its performance indicators; introduce an advocacy program to increase financing; and improve the regulatory framework to reinforce the private sector, and strengthen the public sector.

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Benin - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here. 

 

2012:The Government of Benin will revise policies, norms, and protocols to strengthen the delegation of tasks to improve reproductive health and will spread awareness of the law on reproductive health and regulations. Additionally, the government will make modern methods of contraception available to youth and adolescents for free in public health facilities. The government will disseminate the National Population Policy Declaration. 

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Uganda - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2012:Uganda will develop and implement an integrated family planning campaign. Uganda commits to creating an enabling policy environment for family planning, increasing financial investment into health human resources development, and strengthening the delivery of health services. Uganda will conduct half yearly reproductive health/family planning reviews by the Ministry of Health; ensure timely completion of the Annual Household Panel Surveys by Uganda Bureau of Statistics to ascertain progress on heath, including family planning, service delivery; and also, carry out a robust evaluation of all family planning investments in Uganda.

The Government of Uganda will accelerate passage of the National Population Council Bill into law, immediately making the inter-ministerial structure functional and appropriating the necessary budget support. Uganda plans to review the current post-shipment testing policy on male and female condoms in line with current international standards to reduce delays in release of vital reproductive health supplies, including family planning supplies.

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Nepal - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2015: Nepal pledges to reposition family planning to foster sustainable social and economic development and to execute the Costed Implementation Plan on FP (2015-2020) within the Nepal Health Sector Program III (2015-2020). Nepal commits to identify barriers to accessing family planning services faced by individuals and couples, including adolescents and youth, those living in rural areas, migrants and other vulnerable or marginalized groups. The government also pledges to formulate policies and strategies to address these barriers. Furthermore, Nepal commits to improving the regulatory framework to promote public-private partnerships.

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Togo - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2014:Togo commits to disseminating the national plan for repositioning family planning by June 30, 2015. In particular, the Government of Togo pledges to develop and adopt the implementing texts of the reproductive health law by December 31, 2014 and to disseminate the reproductive health law and its implementing texts by June 30, 2015.

The government also commits to developing a contractual arrangement strategy with the private sector for offering family planning services, and to scaling up best practices in reproductive health/family planning.

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Malawi - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017: Malawi commits to ensure universal access to, and coverage of, sexual reproductive health and rights information and services with specific focus to all adolescent and young people through promoting wider method mix choice and LARCS with the goal of “no parenthood before adulthood,” and in the spirit of the SGDs “leaving no-one behind.” Specifically, the Ministry of Health will:

  • Implement the newly constituted WHO guidelines on youth contraceptives and align national policies/guidelines to allow increased access to Family planning commodities by 2030.
  • Execute fully the YFHS strategy as a guiding document to ensure multi-sectoral participation and accountability of stakeholders for improved access to SRH including contraceptives amongst sexually active young people 10-24 years.

Malawi is further committed to reducing teenage age pregnancies by 5% per annum until 2030 in line with HSSP II set targets (2017 -2021). This will be done through ending child and early forced marriages and ensuring that girls complete their secondary education to safeguard young people in anticipating better youth participation necessary for harnessing the Demographic Dividend. To address the relatively high rate of child marriages and expectations of the first child is high, the Ministry of Health commits to:

  • To work closely with line Ministries – e.g. Gender, Youth, Education; MPs, religious leaders, civil society, private sector, and the media to reinforce implementation of the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Act and the value of the girl child, the importance of keeping girls in school through public dialogue with traditional leaders, parents and other stakeholders to address the root causes of child, early and forced marriage in the hopes of ENDING child and early forced marriages by 2030.

 

To address inadequate integration of information on FP modern methods in CSE and public media, the government commits to:

  • Integrate information on modern contraceptive in CSE and lobby for CSE in both public and private primary, secondary school and all tertiary institutions including knowledge and attitude improvements, use of mass media; social media to reach-out more young people in workplaces and communities.
  • Harmonize the in-and out of school CSE curricula for standardised implementation by all stakeholders and certainty of standardized messaging going out to youth in all sectors.

 

To support meaningful participation of young people in coordination and implementation of SRH/FP/YFHS, the government commits to:

  • Strengthen capacity of SRH leaders from youth clubs, and youth- led organisations to participate in planning implementation and coordination of YFHS services from 100 to 200 youth leaders.
  • Advocate with young people, guardians, teachers, and communities to develop positive attitude towards YFHS.

2012: Malawi will attempt to raise the legal age for marriage to 18 by 2014 and strengthen policy leadership by elevating the Reproductive Health Unit to a full Directorate. Malawi also committed to approving the National Population Policy by Dec. 31, 2012.

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Niger - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2012:Niger will implement the National Policy for Economic and Social Development 2015-2020 and the National Policy for Economic and Social Development (PDES), which targets the reduction of demographic growth from 3.3 percent in 2006 to 2.5 percent by 2015. Niger plans to revitalize the national committee monitoring RH commodities at all levels of the supply chain; complete the enforcement decree of law on reproductive health in order to implement family planning programs; and revise laws limiting the provision of injectable contraceptive methods by health workers.

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Mozambique - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2014:The Government of Mozambique will revitalize the National Partnership to Promote Maternal Health to implement and monitor multi-sector interventions for Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5. They will continue to provide cost-free integrated sexual and reproductive health services (SRH) and commodities in all health facilities, and ensure that existing laws pertaining to SRH are known and implemented at all levels.

Mozambique will also work to strengthen existing coordination mechanisms between partners, private sector and government to accelerate the implementation of the national Family Planning and Contraceptives strategy.

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Viet Nam - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2016

The government of Vietnam commits to make family planning and reproductive health services more accessible in regions that have a slowly declining maternal mortality rate. In addition, Vietnam pledges to cooperate with telecommunication providers and high-tech media in proactively providing information to adolescents and unmarried youth; improving cooperation between public and private providers to provide youth-friendly services and contraceptive methods; developing reproductive and sexual health policies and strengthening intersectoral cooperation on youth's reproductive and sexual health; and promoting youth participation in developing, implementing, and monitoring reproductive and sexual health services and interventions.

The government also commits to improve rights-based approaches in providing family planning services, developing national standards for a quality system of contraceptive methods in accordance with international standards; developing policies to support participation of private-sector and nongovernmental organizations in providing contraceptives and family planning services; expanding and perfecting financial mechanisms for family planning services to ensure quality,  competitive price, and method mix. Vietnam also pledges to strengthen the health system, improve linkages and integrate HIV into family planning and sexual and reproductive health policies, programs, and services at all levels; improving policies and interventions in accordance with culture; ensure the provision of quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services, thereby improving clients' satisfaction.

Somalia - Policy & Political

DateSeptember 15, 2015

The government of Somalia commits to addressing barriers to accessing reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health services—with a particular focus on the most vulnerable populations—by implementing the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa and the Acceleration Plan on Mother and Child Health. Somalia also pledges to develop a regulatory framework to enhance collaboration between the public and private sectors.

DateJune 3, 2015

Marie Stopes International (MSI) commits to enabling a total of 26 million women (commitment updated on June 3, 2015), in the world’s poorest countries, to use contraceptives by 2020.  MSI will work in partnership with governments to help identify, address and remove policy, financial, and other barriers to accessing contraceptives, information and services.

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DateAugust 29, 2014

The Brush Foundation works toward a future in which family planning world-wide is available, affordable, acceptable, effective and safe. The foundation’s mission is to support organizations that advance the freedom of reproductive choice; promote access to and utilization of direct family planning services; disseminate reliable information on reproductive health and choice; support effective, accurate and comprehensive adolescent education on reproductive health and sexuality; and work toward responsible public policies for reproductive health.  

Brush Foundation commits to contributing $30,000 toward global family planning efforts in 2014. Specifically, the foundation commits $25,000 to Pathfinder International and contributing $5,000 to Family Planning 2020's Rapid Response Mechanism to supports grants that fill urgent gaps and unforeseen time-bound opportunities to accelerate progress toward expanding access to family planning information, services and supplies.

Burundi - Policy & Political

DateJune 23, 2014

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2012:In addition to repositioning family planning, Burundi commits to exploring the possibilities of integrating population, health, and environment objectives into a single approach with a vision of improving family planning. The government also pledges to establish coordination mechanisms to improve the financial and active engagement by donors and an optimized fund allocation. In particular, it seeks to create a national population board to coordinate all activities related to family planning, population, and development. The government also pledges to improve the regulatory framework to improve public-private partnerships and expand family planning service points.

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Philippines - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

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2012: The Philippines has long believed that access to family planning information, services and supplies is a fundamental and essential right that is key to inclusive growth and sustainable development. The Philippines will establish a national policy on RH and population development, and allocate funds to implement policy. The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 was recently signed into law in December 2012, but has not yet been implemented (decision is pending from the Supreme Court).

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Save the Children - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

Save the Children commits to strengthening the capacity of 143,600 frontline providers to deliver quality sexual and reproductive health and family planning services that are friendly to adolescents. Save the Children will focus on providing these services to those that are particularly vulnerable and hard-to-reach and will reach more than a quarter of a million adolescent girls. Working to raise awareness of the health and rights of young people, Save the Children will create safe spaces for young mothers and address the needs of girls vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence.

Recognizing the role of education in empowerment, Save the Children will scale up its work to increase girls’ enrollment, retention and graduation from basic education in four conflict-affected and fragile states, with a view to replication elsewhere. Save the Children will increase access to education for 250,000 girls, bring 10,000 women into teaching and provided professional development to 40,000 women teachers. On a global level, Save the Children will advocate for policies that will remove financial barriers to contraception, increase girls’ education and provide for the sexual education and economic empowerment of women. 

South Africa - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

South Africa is prioritizing the need to strengthen family planning services while emphasizing dual protection. In 2012, the South African government revised its contraception and fertility policy to address the full range of issues relating to contraception within a human rights context. The new policy requires that the full range of FP methods be made available at public health facilities.

United Nations Foundation - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

The United Nations Foundation links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues, including global health and women's empowerment.

The United Nations Foundation commits to strengthening renewed leadership and investment in reproductive health by unlocking new bilateral and multilateral resources to address the global unmet need for family planning by 2015 and promoting the voices of global leaders as well as new and influential voices to inform, engage and ensure greater focus and attention to the issue of reproductive health. The foundation will also conduct advocacy for budgets, policies and laws to protect adolescent girls’ sexual and reproductive health, rights and services.

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Zimbabwe - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2012: Zimbabwe will eliminate user fees for family planning services by 2013. Zimbabwe will work to strengthen public-private partnerships, including civil society organizations in the provision of community-based and outreach services and implement a national campaign to increase national awareness of family planning, and health worker training and sensitization.

Zimbabwe commits to developing a research agenda on family planning and strengthening overall monitoring and evaluation, including operations research in family planning, as well as to reviewing policies and strategies to promote innovative service delivery models to improve access and utilization of family planning services for women and girls, particularly from the poorest wealth quintiles.

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Pathfinder International - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

Pathfinder International’s works to ensure that people everywhere have the right and opportunity to live a healthy sexual and reproductive life.  Pathfinder will advocate for the removal of policy and regulatory barriers which limit access to family planning.

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Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Kingdom will work together to increase the availability, access and use of quality, life-saving family planning commodities. To ensure availability of high quality commodities in greatest demand, the partnership we will deploy a range of market-shaping strategies in collaboration with key players, such as multilateral agencies, manufacturers, partner governments and the largest procurers to reduce prices, improve quality, minimize market risks and improve value for money. In addition, the partnership will work to streamline regulatory pathways to reduce barrier to entry and create demand for improved new products.

Mozambique - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2014:Mozambique will revitalize family planning information, services, and outreach for youth, build public-private partnerships to improve the distribution of contraceptive commodities, and increase the number of health facilities offering at least three contraceptive methods from one-third to 50 percent by 2015. Efforts will be put forth to train at least 500 health providers to provide post-partum and post-abortion counseling on family planning and contraception by 2015.

Additionally, the Government of Mozambique will stimulate an increase in demand of family planning services, by expanding the provision of information and family planning services in rural and peri-urban communities. It will do this by promoting community based distribution of contraceptives and the participation and involvement of communities, health agents, traditional midwives, non-governmental organizations, and mobile clinics. Mozambique, in particular, will intensify community involvement at local levels through engaging religious leaders and community leaders in educating and advocating for various methods of family planning.

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Ipas - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

Ipas works with health-care systems and providers to increase their skills and capacity to deliver safe abortion services. 

Ipas will advocate for the removal of policy and regulatory barriers which limit access to family planning and increase recourse to unsafe abortion, will increase the frequency and improve the quality and effectiveness of education and behavior change programs on family planning and will integrate these efforts with other sexual and reproductive health and rights programs (SRHR).

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DateJuly 11, 2012

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) supports the Civil Society Declaration to the London Summit on Family Planning.

IPPF will mobilize civil society and governments to improve the legislative, policy, regulatory and financial environment for family planning and will mobilize the international movement created through IPPF’s role as Co-Vice Chair of the Stakeholder Group to the London Summit on Family Planning to hold governments accountable.

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