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DateAugust 10, 2017

TAYARH is concerned that the teenage pregnancy in Tanzania which has risen from 22% in 2010 to the current 27% among the young girls aged 15 to 19yrs and access to adolescent friendly SRH and Family Planning services is still a challenge with 30% of service delivery points offering these services. The commitment TAYARH is making is to ensure youth led organisations in 16 regions in United Republic of Tanzania are trained to advocate for the SRHR issues especially Family Planning in order to reduce teenage pregnancy in their communities.

  • TAYARH commits to enhance advocacy capacity through the AFP SMART training to 40 youth-led organizations working on SRHR and other issues such as HIV, environment, agriculture etc to incorporate their programmes into Rights Based Family Planning Approach and actively engage through the training to become change agents towards expanded access to SRHR information and services, including contraceptives.
  • After training 40 youth led organization, they will be tasked with reaching more than 3000 additional young people in 16 regions. As a result, the 3000 young people working in a variety of sectors (HIV, nutrition, etc.) will understand the need for and their right to access and use contraceptives. They will work collaboratively on initiatives to increase awareness on the negative impact of teen pregnancy and improve the prevalence of youth friendly services in Tanzania.

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: During the London Summit in 2012 FHC pledged to invest up to $14 million over the next six years into reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention education and training initiatives and award major public sector purchasers with FC2 Female Condoms equal to 5% of their total annual units purchased, at no cost to such purchasers. We have fulfilled the above pledge and wish to commit to a new pledge:Based on the procurement quantity of the purchasing country/or donor, the Female Health Company pledges to provide accompanying technical support free of charge, in the form of master training; educational materials; and demonstration models to ensure sustainable FC2 female condom programs in that particular country. The introduction of the FC2 female condom in a country needs significant additional support in demand creation, in the form of education, training, and (marketing) materials, in order to create sustainable programs in country and ensure uptake and use of the commodity. Female Health Company recognizes this need and as a social enterprise, hereby pledges to enter into a public private partnership with those purchasing/receiving countries of the FC2 female condom and take the responsibility for accompanying technical support based on the procurement number.

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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Rwanda - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2012:Rwanda will ensure the availability of family planning services in each of the 14,841 Rwanda administrative villages (Imidugudu) through delivery by the 45,000 community health workers already in service. There are also plans to expand existing family planning communications programs to raise awareness of family planning choices. Focusing on convenience and reducing the frequency of visits to health providers, the Government of Rwanda will introduce long-lasting contraceptive methods, including permanent ones and high quality integrated family planning services in every hospital and health center.

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Côte d'Ivoire - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2012:Cote d'Ivoire commits to strengthening community-based services, expanding the family planning method mix, and providing access to family planning methods for women living with HIV and youth as part of national strategy to eliminate mother-to-child transmission.

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Senegal - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

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. 

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Benin - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

 

2012: 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.

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Tanzania - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

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.

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Togo - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2014:The Government of Togo commits to increasing service coverage by taking into account private and associative structures offering family planning services, organizing family planning services for the benefit of isolated and marginalized groups, and improving the access of local populations to family planning methods through innovative strategies. It also commits to integrating adolescent-youth sexual and reproductive health services into the PMA (minimum package of services) of health structures and recruiting and training qualified personnel for offering quality services. The Government of Togo commits to strengthening data forecasting and management to optimize the supply chain and to promoting contraceptive product supply chain excellence.

Togo also pledges to evaluate community-based distribution of services, including injectables, by December 31, 2014, reinforce results-based mechanisms for coordination, monitoring, and evaluation, and strengthen communication around family planning, particularly for key target populations. The Government of Togo also pledges to promote family planning with advocacy tools (RAPID, religious RAPID) and to institutionalize the national campaign for family planning.

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Malawi - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: The Government of Malawi specifically commits to addressing rapid population growth, high fertility rates, and low uptake of LARCs by:

  • Scaling up delivery of integrated adolescent and YFHS in public, private health facilities from 33% to 70%, with adequate services for SRHR with emphasis to increased method mix to adolescents and young people including internally displaced persons during humanitarian crisis.
  • Ensuring focal points in emergency cluster/teams for improved coordination
  • Procuring and strategically pre-positioning RH kits through numbers utilised by the Women of child bearing age.
  • Generating in-country evidence on cause and effect of Depo-Provera for women living with HIV as this may affect future programming and fertility.
  • Design a task shifting service delivery model with all short acting methods (promoting method mix) to reach out to more young people.
  • Mobilize resources to support SRHR outreach services for hard to reach adolescents through advocacy.

Increase the percentage of accredited YFHS facilities that meet at least the 5 minimum standards from 37% to 60% by 2020.

2012: Malawi will develop a comprehensive sexual and reproductive health program for young people starting FY 2013-14. The Malawi government plans to increase coverage of services through the expansion of public/private partnerships, starting FY2013-14. They also plan to increase community participation in family planning services through initiatives like the Traditional Chiefs Committee and to strengthen forecasting and data management for effective supply chain operation.

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Pakistan - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment summary here

2012: Pakistan will engage with provinces to implement the Minister's directive to provide birth spacing services in health facilities at all levels. Contraceptive services will be included in the essential service package of two provinces in 2012, with the others following in 2013.

Pakistan commits to making FP a priority for over 100,000 LHWs, who cover 70% of rural areas. They will strengthen LHW quality of care by regularizing their employment status, providing training, and reinforcing referral links between LHWs, community midwives, and nearby facilities. Pakistan will strengthen supply chain management, training and communication campaigns. A modern state of the art storage tracking system at the Central Contraceptive Warehouse in Karachi has been installed.

Pakistan is working to scale up access through public-private partnerships and contracting-out mechanisms, and to scale up work with religious and community leaders and men to promote the benefits of birth spacing. There will also be efforts to increase the focus on men in communications messages, mobilization activities, and services (through the increased availability of vasectomy services and condom distribution).

The provinces are planning other initiatives, such as:

  • Strengthening procurement and logistic systems for timely, regular and uninterrupted availability of contraceptives at all public service delivery points;
  • Improving the technical and communication skills of service providers for better service quality; and
  • Placing greater emphasis on communication for generating more demand, raising awareness, and changing behavior.
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Pakistan - Financial

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment summary here

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.

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Nigeria - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment summary here

2014: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. 

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Myanmar - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment summary here

2013: Myanmar seeks to boost partnership with the private sector, civil society organizations, and other development partners for expanded service delivery. The Government of Myanmar will continue to strengthen the logistics management information system to ensure reproductive health commodity security through improved projection, forecasting, procurement, supply, storage, systematic distribution, and inventory control. In addition, Myanmar will implement a monitoring system to strengthen quality of care and ensure women have a full range of contraceptive options.

The Government of Myanmar will review and develop a five-year strategic plan for reproductive health through a consultative process, and Myanmar’s family plan will address regional disparities and inequalities. The government also commits to improving the method mix with increased use of long-acting and permanent methods.

Myanmar will host a national conference focused on family planning and reproductive health best practices in 2014 and the 8th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights in 2016. 

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Mauritania - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2013:Mauritania’s national action plan on family planning was developed in 2013 through a participatory and inclusive process and outlines Mauritania’s priorities for family planning and creates a framework for partnership and resource mobilization. Mauritania commits to implement the plan for the period of 2014-2018.

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Liberia - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2012:Liberia commits to keeping all family planning services free of charge to improve access. Family Planning is currently included in various health documents:

  • Road Map for Accelerating the Reduction of Maternal and Newborn Morbidity and Mortality in Liberia,
  • National Reproductive Health Commodity Security Strategy and Operational Plan, which identifies critical needs and specifies the interventions required to ensure continuous availability of contraceptives and vital RH medicines at all health services delivery and commodity distribution points. UNFPA and USAID are the principal partners in addressing the supply chain issues related to family plannin commodities in Liberia,
  • 10 year National Health Plan, and
  • Essential Package of Health Services, which emphasizes the uptake of family planning services through innovative strategies and by training general community health workers to conduct counseling, distribution of family planning commodities and appropriate administration of contraceptive methods.

The MOHSW will continue to advance key support systems for family planning and devise policies as needed. For example, the revised Health Information System (HIS) now integrates family planning and family planning commodities into monitoring and HIS tools at each level of the health system.

Guinea - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2013:The government commits to improving the access of local populations to all family planning methods by using community based service provision and increasing service coverage by taking into account private sector and civil society structures in supplying family planning services. The government commits to integrating youth sexual and reproductive health services into the basic services of health structures in two to eight administrative regions by 2018.

Guinea also pledges to recruiting 2,000 health workers in 2014, at a cost of USD $3.5 million. Each year until 2017, the government will recruit an additional workforce of 51 midwives, 111 government-registered nurses for rural areas, and will train 300 health technicians to serve as midwives.

Guinea will continue the roll-out of long-acting and permanent methods in 15 health districts currently lacking them. Guinea also pledges to improve forecasts and data management to optimize the family planning supply chain.

In addition, the government will strengthen results-driven coordination, monitoring and evaluation, and accountability mechanisms.  Guinea commits to developing partnerships with the private sector to enhance financing for family planning.

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Ghana - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: 

Increase the number of women and girls using modern contraception from 1.5 million to 1.9 million by improved access to and availability of quality family planning services at all levels, expanded contraceptive method mix and increased demand. Reduce teenage pregnancy and child marriage

  • Increase mCPR among currently married women or women in union from 22% to 29% by 2020 through improved access to FP in peri-urban and rural areas.
  • Increase mCPR among sexually-active married and unmarried adolescents from, respectively, 16.7% and 31.5% to 20% and 35% by improving their access to sexual and reproductive health information and services.

2012: MDG 5 Acceleration Framework, also known as the MAF Plan, includes the following strategies:

  • Use community-based nurses to deliver FP services in rural areas.
  • Eliminate user fees for FP services in all public health facilities.
  • Increase demand for FP, including advocacy and communications to improve male involvement.
  • Improve workforce training and options for task shifting.
  • Improve counseling and customer care.
  • Improve post-partum and post-abortion care.
  • Offer expanded contraceptive choices including a wider range of long acting and permanent methods.
  • Provide adolescent-friendly services for sexually active young people.
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Lao PDR - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 12, 2016

The government of Lao commits to scale up family planning services to health center and village levels to increase the access to reproductive health and information for adolescents, aiming to boost the number of women using family planning services. Key interventions planned include:

  • Extending the training of existing community midwife students by a month to become proficient in family planning counselling and procedures (IUDs, implants, emergency contraceptive);
  • Establishing separate private, family planning-friendly rooms in selected district hospitals;
  • Increasing the coverage of family planning and maternal, neonatal, and child health services at the community level through the scaling up of existing, successful community-based interventions, such as the Community-Based Distribution Programme;
  • Mapping and focusing on high-burden districts and villages, with total fertility rate greater than 3, unmet need greater than 15 percent or 20 percent, and CPR between 35 percent or 45 percent;
  • Conduct formative research to inform the development and adaptation and field-testing of IEC materials in local ethnic languages; and
  • Pilot youth-friendly service counselling rooms—separate from the maternal, neonatal, and child health unit—and in selected district hospitals.
Afghanistan - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2016

The government of Afghanistan commits to developing a family planning national costed implementation plan (2017-2020); strengthening community-level family planning services through the training of community health workers; and providing sufficient stock of contraceptives. Afghanistan also pledges to expand access to long-acting and reversible methods as well as training at least one male and one female health worker in each health facility in conducting family planning counseling and the appropriate administration of contraceptive methods. In addition, the government will strengthen community mobilization and increase advocacy about family planning among religious and community leaders, civil society, and youth as well as develop information, education, and communication and behavior change communication campaigns to address barriers to accessing family planning and reproductive health services. Afghanistan will also strengthen coordination, commitment, and collaboration between the public and private sector to improve reproductive health and family planning services, training, supplies, equipment, and commodities. In addition, the government will roll out a youth health line to five major cities to provide counseling and information to youth on reproductive health and family planning. The government will also include implants on the Ministry of Public Health’s essential medicines.

Margaret Pyke Trust, with the PSN - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2016

Education and training: The Trust commits it will provide training to more than 3,250 UK-based doctors and nurses between the beginning of 2016 and the end of 2019 and will expand its training activities to benefit at least 300 doctors and nurses in FP2020 focus countries, with training tailored to meet local capacity needs. The Trust’s training will aim to ensure that clinical service professionals provide high quality, comprehensive, rights-based voluntary family planning services based on the most up-to-date medical best practice. Course topics will include changing methods, updates on both hormonal and non-hormonal methods (including long-acting and reversible contraceptives), safe abortion, emergency contraception, HIV/STIs, female genital mutilation, and other aspects of female reproductive health.

Integrated programs: The Trust commits to design and implement at least three sexual and reproductive health and rights integrated programmes in FP2020 focus countries between the autumn 2016 and 2019. This pledge is dependent on the Trust securing the necessary financial support to implement the relevant programmes.

Issue and policy advocacy: The Trust pledges to undertake advocacy activities for health and gender organizations, policy makers, and funding partners and also for other sectors including environmental and climate change audiences, to help build a broader coalition of organizations working to ensure universal access to comprehensive and voluntary family planning services.

DateJuly 11, 2016

The Trust commits to advocate for the importance of universal access to comprehensive and voluntary family planning services and rights to those services, as a critical requirement to enable sustainable development. In the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Trust will advocate for the imperative of including sexual and reproductive health and rights to achieve not only the health and gender equality Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but also those focused on ending poverty and hunger, promoting education, ensuring access to clean water, and combatting climate change. The Trust commits its leadership and experience to undertake advocacy activities not only for health and gender organizations, policy makers and funding partners, but also for other sectors, to help build a broader coalition of organizations working to ensure universal access to comprehensive and voluntary family planning services as essential rights in and of themselves and also critical to achieving the SDGs in their totality.

DateJuly 11, 2016

The Margaret Pyke Trust, with the Population & Sustainability Network—a UK-registered charity—works in the UK and internationally to promote sexual and reproductive health knowledge, rights, and services, benefitting all people, women and girls in particular, and to support sustainable development. Since its foundation in 1969, the Trust has been at the forefront of developments in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) through excellence in academic research on sexual and reproductive health and contraception and training for qualified medical professionals.

The Trust’s international program, the Population & Sustainability Network (PSN), is a network of 17 diverse organizations, from governmental bodies, like the UK Department for International Development to international NGOs, like the International Planned Parenthood Federation and Friends of the Earth, which all share the Trust’s vision. PSN focuses on advocacy, promoting SRHR as part of sustainable development, calling for an increase in funding of SRHR projects and ensuring that SRHR are prioritized in international development policies. In addition to advocacy, the Trust also works directly with its PSN members, on the ground in the developing world, using its nearly 50 years of SRHR experience at the programmatic level to integrate SRHR in broader development programs.

Intl. Planned Parenthood Federation - Program & Service Delivery

DateJanuary 24, 2016

Jan. 24, 2016: Between 2015 and 2020, IPPF pledges to reach a further 45 million new users in the FP2020 focus countries. This means IPPF will serve a total of 60 million new users to voluntary, modern family planning between 2012 and 2020, a major contribution towards the FP2020 goal.

IPPF, as the largest sexual and reproductive health service network in the world, commits its vision, leadership, experience and expertise to contribute to the global movement making universal access to comprehensive and voluntary family planning a reality.

Between 2012 and 2014, in the 59 of the 69 FP2020 focus countries where we are operational, IPPF provided family planning services to 15 million new users in just three years.

IPPF will deliver high impact, quality, rights-based, integrated sexual and reproductive health services, including packages that address family planning, safe abortion, prenatal care, STIs/HIV, sexual and gender-based violence and cervical cancer. IPPF will optimize the number of people we can serve by increasing our operational effectiveness, expanding our provision in humanitarian emergencies and increasing national and global income. The organization will also enable the provision of services by other public and private health providers.  This pledge is dependent on securing our target of additional financial resources. Learn more. 

 

July 11, 2012: By 2020, IPPF will increase family planning services, saving the lives of 54,000 women, averting 46.4 million unintended pregnancies and preventing 12.4 million unsafe abortions. IPPF will treble the number of comprehensive and integrated sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services provided annually, including 553 million services to adolescents. IPPF will also establish technical knowledge centers to train providers of family planning services and will develop a compendium of family planning, maternal, child, SRH, and HIV linkages indicators.

IPPF will also work to improve the advocacy capacity of Member Associations in at least 40 of the 69 Summit priority countries. 

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Somalia - Program & Service Delivery

DateSeptember 15, 2015

The government of Somalia commits to strengthening reproductive health commodity security by developing and implementing a strategy and action plan. In addition, Somalia pledges to establish a coordinated supply chain mechanism to ensure continuous availability of high-quality contraceptives and other essential reproductive and maternal health commodities. Furthermore, the government plans to increase institutional and workforce capacity in supply chain management and ensure the reproductive health supply chain is integrated with the emerging national health sector commodity supply chain.

The government also commits to expanding community-based family planning by strengthening linkages between health facilities and the community; integrating community reproductive health outreach interventions; improving the quality of services provided by community health workers; and strengthening referral systems. Madagascar also pledges to increase advocacy about family planning among communities, adolescents and young people, men and religious leaders and commits to strengthening coordination, commitment and collaboration between the public and private sector to improve reproductive health services, training, supplies, equipment and commodities.

Cameroon - Program & Service Delivery

DateNovember 25, 2014

The Government of Cameroon commits to ensuring contraceptive security to avoid stock outs, providing the full range of contraceptives by ensuring quality services, including family planning counseling, training, and supervision of health workers, and ensuring the government’s and its partners’ accountability for funding family planning.

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Jhpiego - Program & Service Delivery

DateSeptember 28, 2014

Jhpiego also commits to advocating for task-shifting to improve access to long-acting family planning methods in underserved settings and training matrons or auxiliary midwives to provide implants in these settings.

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Burundi - Program & Service Delivery

DateJune 23, 2014

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2012:Burundi pledges to improve quality of family planning services by training health workers at the all public health sector facilities and by increasing access to services by establishing health posts for family planning in geographically inaccessible areas, including clinics run by religious organizations that do not offer modern contraceptive methods. The Government of Burundi also commits to integrating services with other programs, such as immunization and HIV. 

The government also commits to scaling up community based services through community mobilization and provision of family planning methods including task shifting by training Health Promotion Technicians and community health workers (CHWs) to offer injections. In addition, it commits to improving continuity of contraceptive use by training health workers to provide long acting reversible contraceptive methods and permanent methods. 

Burundi commits to generating demand by raising awareness about the importance of family planning through various communication channels and approaches. In particular, it seeks to improve access to reproductive health and family planning information and services for adolescents and young people, amongst others via information and communication technologies and invest in comprehensive sexuality education for the youth both in primary and secondary schools. 

Burundi also pledges to strengthen performance-based financing and extending it to the community level with the support of partners. 

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Philippines - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

2017 Update: View summary here

2012: The Philippines commits to provide family planning services to poor families with zero co-payment, and to upgrading public health facilities and increase the number of health services providers who can provide reproductive health information. The Philippines will work with partners to provide information and training. 

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WomanCare Global and PSI - Program & Service Delivery

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. 

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Zimbabwe - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 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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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 - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

Ipas will also train new cadres of health care workers—4,000 per year—to provide a wider range of sexual and reproductive health services, including post-abortion family planning services, integrating family planning and other sexual and reproductive health services with primary care. Ipas will support research on post-abortion family planning service delivery and will advocate for improved medical service delivery protocols. Finally, Ipas will also promote increased participation of women and other stakeholders in health policy and decision making and will increase support for SRHR, including family planning and the prevention of unsafe abortion, among religious and community leaders.

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IntraHealth International - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

Updated July 11, 2016—To support the achievement of FP2020 goals, IntraHealth commits to applying its technical, programmatic, measurement, and advocacy resources and expertise to expanding equitable access to an increased number of frontline health workers. Specifically, it pledges to deliver quality family planning services and products globally and in 20 FP2020 priority countries, including by playing a leadership role in the nine Ouagadougou Partnership Francophone West African countries where IntraHealth serves as the Secretariat. IntraHealth plans to sustain and grow its family planning programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Tanzania, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia.

IntraHealth commits to reaching 315,000 health workers annually by 2020 with education, skills building, and supervisory, management, and policy support. The organization will build on its programs and partnerships in both the private and public sectors to ensure that health workers at the front line are prepared to be catalysts of change.

IntraHealth will also leverage the use of new and proven digital health technologies to improve health worker performance, service quality, and health outcomes and to spur innovation in how health workers are trained, incentivized, and managed, primarily through deployment of our suite of open-source human resource information systems strengthening tools and approaches, iHRIS.

IntraHealth will advocate globally, nationally, and at decentralized levels for the critical policy reforms necessary to expand access to modern contraception. IntraHealth’s focus will include:

  • Task-shifting, especially for long-acting family planning methods and Sayana Press;
  • The critical role of community health workers;
  • The importance of meeting the growing sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents; and
  • Augmenting male engagement.

IntraHealth will also prioritize estimating human resource requirements needed to achieve targets outlined in country costed implementation plans, while focusing on gender dimensions of the workforce.

The organization will provide technical assistance to governments and health systems to improve hiring, deployment, management, motivation, performance, and retention of health workers and work with national and regional professional regulatory bodies to ensure that scopes of practice, training curricula, and quality assurance systems encompass the latest available evidence on family planning methods, services, and strategies.

 

July 11, 2012—IntraHealth International commits to advocating for and expanding access to an increased number of skilled frontline health workers delivering quality family planning services in West Africa, building on its global commitment to ensuring health workers are present, ready, connected and safe. IntraHealth International commits to contributing to doubling West Africa’s regional average contraceptive prevalence rate by 2020—leveraging new and existing programs and partnerships with governments, donors, civil society and the private sector to:

  • Expand use of mobile technologies to increase health workers’ access to accurate, up-to-date information on family planning and reproductive health services;
  • Foster greater integration of family planning with HIV/AIDS services and maternal, newborn and child health care;
  • Collaborate with regional and national accrediting agencies and professional associations to ensure that pre-service and in-service training curricula include state-of-the-art information on methods, services and behavior change;
  • Encourage greater involvement and support of male partners for the successful use of contraceptive methods and family planning and reproductive health services; and
  • Support increased engagement and leadership of civil society and young people to promote healthy reproductive health behaviors, including greater social and cultural acceptability of family planning.
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India - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

India commits to continuing to implement mother and child web-enabled tracking system to monitor timely delivery of full complement of services to pregnant women and children. More than 40 million pregnant women and children are already registered. The country will provide post-partum IUCD services and placing dedicated FP counselors in public health facilities with heavy caseloads of deliveries. It will distribute contraceptives at the community level through 860,000 community health workers and 150,000 rural health sub-centers and will train 200,000 health workers to provide IUDs.

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DateJuly 11, 2017

40,000 new women (tea farmers or tea workers) will be reached by HERhealth programme or similar programme to raise awareness on awareness and improve access to health services,particularly concerning reproductive health and family planning,by December 2020.

Twinings aims to improve the quality of lives of people in tea communities where we source our products. We believe everyone in our supply chain should have a good quality of life and to provide for themselves and their family. Women make up most of the workforce on tea estates in tea gardens. But in developing countries women often lack access to adequate healthcare and the knowledge they need to look after their own health. This can lead to high maternal mortality rates,HIV infection, pressure on family finances due to unintended pregnancies, lack of productivity and low income. We know that when women and girls thrive, so do the people around them andthe wider society. That’s why, at Twinings, we are committed to empower women in our supply chain through health and education.

Kenya is our second largest tea sourcing origin and in 2015, Twinings started a partnership with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) to implement the HERhealth programme in communities in our supply chain in this country. HERhealth aims to raise female workers’ health awareness and access to health services, particularly concerning reproductive health. So far we have reached 675 women and 551 men in two tea gardens, with a variety of improvements in health awareness among the women, including 100% now able to name at least one family planning method (it was 30% before the project). Twinings is currently implementing HERhealth programmes that reach 6,000 women workers and farmers, and will significantly expand its programming to reach 40,000 new women

DateJuly 11, 2017

Lindex is a Swedish fashion chain, with approximately 480 stores in 17 markets. Lindex business concept is to offer inspiring and affordable fashion to the fashion conscious woman. The assortment includes several different concepts within women ́s wear, kids‘wear, lingerie and cosmetics. More than half of Lindex total assortment is made of more sustainable sources and Lindex is dedicated that 80% of the company ́s supply chain capacity should be produced in sustainable factories by 2020, defined by environmental and human rights criteria. Lindex has an ambition to improve the lives of all women in the Lindex global supplychain and the communities where we operate connected to our production. We are committed to contribute to women’s empowerment and gender equality through trainingand education as well as creating enabling and inclusive workplaces.

Lindex is a Swedish fashion company with a workforce consisting of about 97% women. Our consumers are mainly women (98%) since we produce fashion for women andchildren, and 60% of the workers in the factories where we produce are women. It is important for us to focus on women. 

Lindex has conducted Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) HERhealth projects since 2012 mainly in Bangladesh but also in Pakistan and India. Up till now about 12,000 women have been given education and training in:

  • Raising awareness on nutrition, healthy eating, personal and menstrual hygiene, family planning, and maternal health
  • Improving the capacity of the workplace clinic, including the provision of some forms of contraception.
  • Improving health-related behavior such as disease testing, seeking out preventive care,conducting breast self-examination, using sanitary napkins instead of dirty cloths from the factory floor and when to go to the doctor.
  • Strengthening workplace policies and systems promoting worker well-being.
  • Linking workplaces with external service providers such as local clinics
  • Addressing myths and misconceptions around potentially harmful health practices andbelieves.
  • Building confidence and communication skills around discussing important health issuesat work and at home.

We have mainly worked with our supply chain from a bottom up approach (HERhealth projects) to drive change through worker engagement and training. We plan to continue with this and have planned 11 new HERhealth projects to start during 2017. But we also see the need for a top to bottom approach, a gender based management system in order to improve and ensure the inclusion of gender issues into Human Resources.

But we also see the need for a top to bottom approach, a gender based management system in order to improve and ensure the inclusion of gender issues into Human Resources.
WE WOMEN by Lindex is a 3 year project developed through a Public Private Partnership with GIZ, a German development agency, and in cooperation with BSR and other non-government organizations. The purpose of the project is to mainstream gender inclusion in the management systems of the Bangladeshi ready –made garment industry. After the project is finished we willintroduce this Management system into our whole supply chain in India, Pakistan, Turkey,China, Myanmar and Cambodia.
This project goes beyond the replication of HERhealth projects with gendered lessons learned as this partnership with GIZ aims at institutionalizing an industry wide approach towards including gender and management issues into the HR system management tools. We will try and achieve a systematic change and move from project to business principles.

There is also an element of community engagement in this project. Lindex will together with GIZ start a Women ́s Café in one of the areas where we have production. When the project ends Lindex will run the café on its own. The café will be open for all but especially for women. It will be a meeting place with focus on capacity building, training and awareness raising but also issues that the women need and want.

The program will, through access to training/advisory services and a toolbox, support suppliers in improving their gender related performance through setting gender indicators in their management systems. To give female workers in the factories higher chances to work in middle to higher staff positions and have access to better technical, financial and health related training. Training will also be provided for men, it is important to include them in order to drive change both in the factory as well as in the community.The impact of this commitment will be measured in Lindex Business Scorecard which grade Lindex suppliers according to both business and sustainability indicators. It is directly connected to business benefits.The pilot targets the Lindex supply chain in Bangladesh where the number of female workers in the stitching units constitute 60% of the total workforce. The total workforce is 83.500 people and 50.276 of these are female workers.