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Afghanistan - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2016

The government of Afghanistan—as outlined in the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health—commits to adhering to the agreements made in the Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health Strategy (2017-2020) and the Kabul Declaration for Maternal and Child Health (2015). Through collaboration with the Family Planning 2020 Country Coordination Committee, the government pledges to increase access to reproductive health services by 2020. It also commits to ensure commodity security and increase method mix in Afghanistan, with a focus on long-acting and reversible methods and postpartum family planning. The Ministry of Public Health will finalize and operationalize the RHSC Strategic Action Plan. The government also pledges to ensure accountability through review of performance—led by the Ministry of Public Health—of the reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health program using RMNCH quarterly scorecards.

Merck - Financial

DateNovember 12, 2015

Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, commits to extending access pricing for IMPLANON® and IMPLANON NXT®—its single-rod, long-acting, reversible contraceptive implants—in FP2020 focus countries for an additional five years through 2023.

This builds on Merck’s original announcement in May 2013 to reduce the cost of its implants by approximately 50 percent for six years, through 2018. 

Since May 2013, the number of IMPLANON® and IMPLANON NXT® implants provided in targeted countries has doubled, bringing greater choice to millions of women in some of the world’s poorest regions. Merck continues to work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other FP2020 partners in implementing the IMPLANON® Access Program.

DateNovember 12, 2013

The government recently made family planning and reproductive health a budget line item, and, in 2013, allocated $1 million for the purchase of contraceptives. This financial contribution will gradually increase to align with the implementation of the national strategic plan for family planning, particularly for the purchase of contraceptives.

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Zimbabwe - Financial

DateAugust 11, 2012

Zimbabwe commits to increase the family planning budget, including the procurement of contraceptive commodities, from the current 1.7 percent to 3 percent of the health budget.

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Philippines - Financial

DateJuly 11, 2012

The Philippines commits $15 million in 2012 for family planning commodities for poor women with unmet need.

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DateJuly 11, 2012

Female Health Company—which manufactures, markets, and sells the FC2 female condom—commits US $1.65 million in savings per year for eight years based on a bonus of 5 percent of 60 million current public sector volume units worldwide (US $1.13 million in savings per year for eight years, 5 percent of estimated 41 million units annually in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia) in “no cost” product. The distribution of the bonus product will be at the public sector’s discretion and savings will increase as the public-sector volume increases. Additionally, Female Health Company will also invest US $14 million in training and education across six years. 

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DateJuly 11, 2012

The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition’s (RHSC) Resource Mobilization and Awareness Working Group (RMAWG) contributes to the health and well-being of all individuals by ensuring they have access to reproductive health commodities they want when they need them.

As part of RHSC, RMAWG commits to helping fulfill commitments made by convening country-level consultations in the world’s poorest countries to identify the most pressing policy barriers that restrict service delivery and access in each country and jointly define effective actions to address these barriers. RMAWG will publish and circulate widely the results of these consultations. Focusing on civil society engagement and partnerships, RMAWG also commits to raising awareness, mobilizing resources, driving policy change and implementation and holding governments and donors accountable for their commitments at both the global and national level.

 

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Senegal - Financial

DateJuly 11, 2012

Senegal commits to increasing the yearly budget allocation to reproductive health from 2.5 percent to 5 percent; increasing budget allocation for contraceptive commodities by 200 percent; and increasing the budget for management of the family planning program by 100 percent. In addition, Senegal has plans to mobilize increased donor and private sector financing for family planning and to put in place coordination mechanisms to improve engagement with donors and for optimized fund allocation.

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Burkina Faso - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

Burkina Faso will define and develop strategies for engaging men; will support innovation by studying a pilot introduction of Depo-subQ in Uniject; will establish regular and active monitoring of the availability of contraceptive commodities at all levels; and will rigorously measure and evaluate the national action plan implementation to ensure targets are met. It will also seek to boost partnerships with the private sector and civil society organizations for service provision.

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Burkina Faso - Financial

DateJuly 11, 2012

Burkina Faso's budget estimate for the national action plan is forecasted to be US $38 million for 2011-2015. The country will maintain government funding for contraceptive commodities at US $1 million annually and will increase the resources allocated to family planning in state budgets.

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Burkina Faso - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

Burkina Faso will implement the national action plan for family planning and maternal health developed in 2011 in the context of the Ouagadougou Partnership. The country will maintain family planning as a central priority of development policies, effectively enforcing existing legal instruments on reproductive health and reducing the cost of contraceptive commodities. 

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World Health Organization (WHO) - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

WHO commits to expanding choice and method mix through contraceptive research and development and assessment of the safety and efficacy of new and existing methods. In addition, it commits to scaling up the availability of high-quality contraceptive commodities through product prequalification and Expert Review Panel (ERP) fast-track mechanisms. WHO will work to synthesize and disseminate evidence on effective family planning delivery models and actions to inform policies, address barriers and strengthen programs. In the context of the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health, WHO will work with countries with the highest levels of unmet needs to examine inequalities and vulnerabilities and reasons for the unmet need. 

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Zambia - Financial

DateJuly 11, 2012

Zambia commits to double the budgeted amount allocated for family planning commodities and to secure increased funding for family planning through existing donors and new partnerships.

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Zambia - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

Zambia will strengthen the supply chain for family planning commodities through expansion of the Essential Medicines Logistics Improvement Program and other channels.

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Kenya - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

Kenya's Constitution states that "every person has the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services, including RH care." Sessional Paper No. 3 of 2012 on Population Policy for National Development requires all political parties competing to form a government after a general election to formulate their programs consistent with Kenya Vision 2030. This means that for Kenya's long term socio-economic development path, including family planning has been ring-fenced against future changes in the political landscape. The Sessional Paper contains clearly spelt out strategies for family planning demand, creation, and service delivery including roles and responsibilities of the multi-sector stakeholders.

In addition, Kenya will work to implement the Reproductive Health Policy and the National Gender and Development Policy. The Kenyan Government currently provides free contraceptives to all registered private health facilities. The Health Sector Services Fund will enhance participation of local communities, including the private sector, in managing the funds and prioritizing their health needs including family planning.

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Ghana - Financial

DateJuly 11, 2012

Ghana is committed to increasing the government contribution to buying family planning commodities. The government currently directly purchases about one quarter of all commodities; this percentage will increase after 2015. Ghana commits an additional US$3 million annually for the MAF Plan for 2012-2015.

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