DateOctober 31, 2016
Updated - October 2016: FHI 360 renews its commitment to expand the evidence base for family planning programming and the translation of evidence into policy and practice. In response to a lack of knowledge about the association between hormonal contraception and HIV acquisition, FHI 360 will provide evidence to support contraceptive decision-making for women at risk of HIV infection who also wish to avoid pregnancy. FHI 360 continues its commitment to make family planning more accessible through task-shifting, by conducting research and advocacy for policy change. FHI 360 will continue to work with government stakeholders in FP2020 countries to develop, implement, and monitor costed implementation plans for family planning. In addition, FHI 360 will advocate for the inclusion of family planning as an essential part of an integrated approach to development; when women and girls are able to plan the size of their families and time their pregnancies, we make progress on nearly every Sustainable Development Goal.
July 11, 2012: FHI 360 will expand the evidence base for safe and effective family planning and will translate high-quality evidence into policy and practice.
DateOctober 31, 2016
Updated - October 2016: FHI 360 commits to progressing at least 5 new contraceptive methods through the development pipeline. FHI 360 also pledges to support the introduction of new and affordable IUDs into FP2020 target countries. Development and introduction of new contraceptive technologies, particularly long-acting methods, will not only help meet the goals of FP2020, but also maintain and expand those successes in the coming decades.
July 11, 2012: FHI 360 plans to continue its efforts to widen the array of safe, effective, acceptable and affordable contraceptives worldwide.
DateJuly 11, 2012
The foundation will also support research and development to create new contraceptives that can better serve the needs and circumstances of more women in the poorest countries around the world.
In August 2015, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation shared an update on progress in achieving its commitments to FP2020.
By cultivating high-level political leadership around countries’ FP2020 commitments, the Gates Foundation and its grantees have been able to work with government to expand access to family planning in priority countries. For example: