Commitments, Progress & Transparency

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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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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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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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Ghana - Policy & Political

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

  • Revisit the national health insurance benefits package to include the clinical methods of FP services and supplies

2012: Ghana is committed to making family planning free in the public sector and supporting the private sector to provide services. Services will be available for sexually active young people through youth promoters and adolescent friendly services. Improved counseling and customer care will be prioritized.

Contraceptive choices are being expanded to include a wider range of long acting and permanent methods along with including task shifting options and improvement of post-partum and post-abortion family planning services. The government has put in place a comprehensive multi-sectorial program to increase demand for family planning as a priority intervention in the MDG 5 Acceleration Framework, including advocacy and communications to improve male involvement, such as the "Real Man" campaign.

In 2011, Ghana's Ministry of Health and its National Population Council have put in place an MDG 5 Acceleration Framework, also known as the MAF Plan. The country commits to revising its national health insurance benefits package to include FP services and supplies, which will make them free of charge everywhere.

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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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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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Zambia - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2012:Zambia will work to expand method mix and increase access, particularly for the underserved population. Zambia will allow task shifting to community health assistants and trained community based distributors to increase access for the underserved communities, and initiate new dialogue with religious and traditional leaders and NGOs at local level to generate demand, dispel the myths and 'open up the dialogue' on family planning. Finally, Zambia will utilize sub-district structures to generate demand for family planning.

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DateJuly 11, 2012

IPPF commits to generating support for sexual and reproductive health and rights from regional bodies, the Oil Rich States, the G20, BRICS and emerging economies, advocate to the pharmaceutical industry for affordable pricing for contraceptives and raise awareness and change the attitudes of community, political and public opinion leaders to support sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.

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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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