DateDecember 14, 2016
As a part of its commitment to FP2020, DKT will leverage its social marketing expertise using culturally relevant marketing and educational campaigns to increase the accessibility, availability, and affordability of a wide variety of modern contraceptives. Currently operating in 33 countries—17 of which are FP2020 focus countries—DKT plans on expanding its programming to an additional 11 FP2020 focus countries by 2018.
Through these activities, DKT expects to provide an incremental 10 million couple years of protection (CYPs) above and beyond what it would otherwise have provided by the end of 2020.
Financially, DKT will reinvest approximately $300 million of its own sales revenue into its social marketing programs over the next four years. DKT also will spend $20 million of its discretionary funds to achieve FP2020 goals.
DateOctober 28, 2014
Uganda will partner with appropriate private sector bodies and institutions for the integration of maternal health, reproductive health, family planning, and HIV&AIDS information and services for their employees and families and strengthen institutional capacity of public and community-based service delivery points to increase choice and quality of care at all levels (through staff recruitment, training, motivation and equipment).
Uganda will support the development and professionalization of midwifery through skills training, good employment practices, and the involvement of midwives in policy dialogue and health management. The Government of Uganda will continue investing in midwifery career promotion and the bonded midwifery scholarship programs. A road-map to finance, train, recruit, retain, and manage performance of skilled human resources for health will be developed.
Uganda commits to rolling out youth friendly services in all Government Health Centre IVs and District Hospitals; Strengthening the technical and institutional functionality of Uganda Health Marketing Group and National Medical Store in a dual public-private reproductive health supplies distribution system; and continuing to support the public-private arrangement for increased access to family planning services. Uganda plans to scale up partnerships with CSOs and private sector entities for family planning outreach and community-based services to target hard to reach communities, and to invest in social marketing and social franchising approaches to ensure access to family planning.
In September 2016, the Government of Uganda shared an update on progress in achieving its policy, financial and program and service delivery commitments to FP2020.
RHU also helped achieve a task shifting policy that enables clinical staff to undertake sterilization (previously not allowed) and the establishment of the national Population Council, through the passing of the Population Council Bill in 2013 and its signing by the President in 2014.
DateNovember 12, 2013
The Government of Benin will increase collaboration with the private sector within the family planning framework and will leverage community networks to ensure the availability and accessibility of contraceptive products throughout the country. In addition, Benin commits to ensuring that reproductive health training is provided for adolescents and youth and that communication on family planning is strengthened, especially for women who have expressed an unmet need, adolescents, and youth.
DateJuly 11, 2012
Senegal has plans to generate demand for family planning, especially through mass media communication and community mobilization, with targeted messages for women and to increase involvement of men and young people, and to leverage networks of religious leaders and national and local champions to advocate for family planning.
Senegal will improve the supply chain and reduce stock outs to zero especially through the Informed Push Model; improve forecasting and quantification of needs with the Reality Check model; Expand service points (e.g., mobile outreach, social marketing, and franchising models) and remove barriers ((e.g. prescription requirements, stock-outs) to increase access for remote and vulnerable populations; Improve choice of methods and the quality of service, especially for youth, through recruitment, training, and supervision of qualified personnel; Introduce innovative approaches to family planning, such as the acceptability study of Depo subQ, a new self-injectable contraceptive; Scale up community based services through task shifting; and integrate family planning services with other programs such as immunization and HIV.
DateJuly 11, 2012
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation will support an effort to develop and cost out options for an external accountability mechanism around the financial and political commitments made at the London Summit on Family Planning. The Hewlett Foundation also will intensify engagement in the Ouagadougou Partnership and its focus on accelerating access to family planning services in Francophone West Africa with the Gates Foundation, USAID, and the French Government.
In August 2015, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation shared an update on progress in achieving its commitments to FP2020.
Highlights of grants made in 2014 and 2015 in Francophone West Africa include significantly increasing the Foundation’s support (along with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) to the Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit; providing a large, flexible grant to Marie Stopes International for developing an organizational strategy for the Sahel and testing different approaches for regional procurement and operational models; renewing support to Hope Consulting to incorporate results from the 2013 market segmentation analysis into Ministry of Health and family planning partner programming; renewing support to IntraHealth International for family planning advocacy coalitions in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Senegal; and funding World Faiths Development Dialogue to engage high-level faith leaders in Senegal in dialogue with the government about how to support implementation of that country’s costed implementation plan.In September 2015 the Hewlett Foundation plans to launch a formative evaluation of our strategy for family planning and reproductive health in Francophone West Africa. The evaluation will assess the Foundation’s strategy to serve as a catalyst in the region to spur an increase in access and use of family planning and reproductive health services, both through grantmaking and active participation as a core donor of the Ouagadougou Partnership.
DateJuly 11, 2012
Additionally, the government will execute a FP2020 Action Plan (2013-2015) to address regional disparities and inequalities through training, capacity-building, community-based services, and interventions targeting young people and post-partum women, with a particular focus on the Lake and Western Zones. Through public-private partnerships and training for service providers and local staff, the government will improve contraceptive commodity security, logistics systems, and method mix. Strategic communications will be used to address barriers to family planning use, through a country-wide campaign carried out at the national and sub-national level.
In September 2016, the Government of Tanzania shared an update on progress in achieving its policy, financial and program and service delivery commitments to FP2020.
The government reports performing the following activities in support of its program and service delivery commitment:
DateJuly 11, 2012
WomanCare Global (WCG) and PSI will expand access to and stimulate demand for family planning by merging WCG’s supply chain management and quality assurance expertise with PSI’s health communications and social marketing of products and services.
With the focused deployment of resources for family planning programs from existing funding sources, the partnership between WCG and PSI will expand access to an array of reproductive health products and manage the large-scale distribution, increase usage of long-acting, reversible contraceptives, monitor quality of products and evaluate programs and will provide training and other forms of support. Specific tactics include the registration of a broad range of reproductive health products and the utilization of the existing wholesale and retail distribution infrastructure to make products widely available, supplemented by outreach events and the engagement of community-based health workers. The partnership will focus on an integrated pilot effort in four markets in Africa.
WomanCare Global and PSI provided the following updates on progress in achieving its FP2020 commitments:
Expanding access to an array of reproductive health products and managing large-scale distribution: Under the USAID-funded, Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options (EECO) project, WCG and PSI are working together to introduce new methods of contraception. Large-scale pilots in Zambia, Malawi, Madagascar and India will provide women with greater choice to prevent unplanned pregnancy. New methods supported under EECO include four new product lines: a contraceptive gel; new barrier methods; a hormonal intrauterine system (IUS) and intra-vaginal rings (IVR).
Increasing the usage of long-acting, reversible contraceptives: In Q3 2015, under the USAID-funded Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options project, WCG and PSI will begin planning for the pilot introduction of Medecine360/Actavis’ levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS), Liletta. WCG and PSI will commence regulatory activities for the product in Malawi, Zambia and Madagascar before the close of 2015. Registration will take between six and twelve months, depending on the country.
Monitoring the quality of products and evaluating programs: Under the USAID-funded, Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options project, WCG is responsible for quality assurance/quality control for each of the project’s focus products, including: a contraceptive gel; new barrier methods; a hormonal intrauterine system (IUS) and intra-vaginal rings (IVR).
Providing training and other forms of support: Under the Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options (EECO) project, PSI and WCG will commence medical detailer training and provider/retailer orientation for the first product launch (the Woman’s Condom) in Malawi and Zambia in Q3/Q4 2015. Additional product training will take place in 2016 and 2017 in Malawi, Zambia, Madagascar and India prior to the launch of the other EECO products (e.g. the SILCS Diaphragm, Amphora Contraceptive Gel and the LNG-IUS).
Utilizing existing wholesale and retail distribution infrastructure to make products widely available, supplemented by outreach events and the engagement of community-based health workers: As of June 2015, under the USAID-funded Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options (EECO) project, WCG and PSI have registered the PATH-developed SILCS Diaphragm and Woman’s Condom in Malawi and Zambia. The Woman’s Condom will launch in 2015 via private sector outlets (pharmacies, clinics and select fast moving goods outlets) in Malawi and Zambia. In both countries, PSI and WCG will promote the EECO products via interpersonal communication agents acting at the community level and via medical detailers who will target providers and retailers.
Focusing on an integrated pilot effort in four markets in Africa: Under the USAID-funded Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options (EECO) project, WCG and PSI are working together to introduce new contraceptive methods via integrated pilots in three African countries—Malawi, Zambia and Madagascar—as well as in India.
DateJuly 11, 2012
Annual public spending for family planning services for 2011-2012 was US $151 million. Pakistan will increase this to $197.7 million in 2012-2013, with further increases annually to ensure universal access by 2020.
The private sector share is $40.8 million. Greenstar Social Marketing, Family Planning Association Pakistan, and Marie Stopes International provide the main share of private sector family planning services.
2011-2012 spending on family planning was $1.21 per capita (public sector share: $0.84; private sector share: $0.37). In 2012-2013, the public sector share will increase to $1.07 per capital (total: $1.55 per capita). The goal is to reach $2.50 per capita by 2020.
Contraceptive requirements for both Government and Greenstar social marketing are covered by USAID until 2014. Subsequently, the government will need to import approximately $13 million worth of contraceptives yearly. This number will increase to $35 million annually by 2020, as we reach CPR 55 percent. The 2013-2020 resource gap for contraceptive commodities is $186 million.
The provinces are currently developing medium term budgetary frameworks, aligned with health sector strategy, to ensure financing of programs including family planning. The next step is to have a specified line item for family planning in their health budgets. Provinces will raise additional resources to increase access to quality services by training staff in client centered services and ensuring the availability of contraceptive supplies.
DateJuly 11, 2012
Nigeria commits to train at least 3,700 community health workers (CHWs) to deliver the range of contraceptives, particularly long-acting and reversible methods (LARMs) and support task shifting so CHWs in rural areas can provide multiple methods.
Nigeria plans to focus on education, especially education of girls, and build on the impact of market interventions. The Nigerian Government will improve the supply of contraceptives in the country through stimulating the private sector; lowering the price of contraceptives through removal of import duties and other regulatory barriers; and strengthening the in-country logistics system that ensures commodity availability at the facility level. On the demand side, Nigeria will increase awareness and demand for family planning services.
Finally, Nigeria will use social marketing to mitigate socio-cultural barriers such as preference for large families, religious restrictions, and women's lack of decision-making power.
In September 2015, the Government of Nigeria shared an update on progress in achieving its policy, financial and program and service delivery commitments to FP2020.