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Democratic Republic of Congo - Program & Service Delivery

DateNovember 12, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2013:The Democratic Republic of Congo commits to executing on the national strategic plan for family planning for 2014-2020. The government also commits to protecting adolescent girls from early marriage through education, awareness raising, social integration, and women’s empowerment programs.

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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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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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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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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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DateAugust 29, 2014

The Brush Foundation works toward a future in which family planning world-wide is available, affordable, acceptable, effective and safe. The foundation’s mission is to support organizations that advance the freedom of reproductive choice; promote access to and utilization of direct family planning services; disseminate reliable information on reproductive health and choice; support effective, accurate and comprehensive adolescent education on reproductive health and sexuality; and work toward responsible public policies for reproductive health.  

Brush Foundation commits to contributing $30,000 toward global family planning efforts in 2014. Specifically, the foundation commits $25,000 to Pathfinder International and contributing $5,000 to Family Planning 2020's Rapid Response Mechanism to supports grants that fill urgent gaps and unforeseen time-bound opportunities to accelerate progress toward expanding access to family planning information, services and supplies.

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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DateJuly 11, 2012

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation supports efforts to expand access to and improve the quality of essential services, including comprehensive sexuality education and voluntary family planning and contraception. The Packard Foundation will work to strengthen donor and recipient country government partnerships, political will and funding commitments for family planning.

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Save the Children - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

Save the Children commits to strengthening the capacity of 143,600 frontline providers to deliver quality sexual and reproductive health and family planning services that are friendly to adolescents. Save the Children will focus on providing these services to those that are particularly vulnerable and hard-to-reach and will reach more than a quarter of a million adolescent girls. Working to raise awareness of the health and rights of young people, Save the Children will create safe spaces for young mothers and address the needs of girls vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence.

Recognizing the role of education in empowerment, Save the Children will scale up its work to increase girls’ enrollment, retention and graduation from basic education in four conflict-affected and fragile states, with a view to replication elsewhere. Save the Children will increase access to education for 250,000 girls, bring 10,000 women into teaching and provided professional development to 40,000 women teachers. On a global level, Save the Children will advocate for policies that will remove financial barriers to contraception, increase girls’ education and provide for the sexual education and economic empowerment of women. 

Children's Investment Fund Foundation - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

2012: The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation is compelled by evidence on the need to address reproductive health concerns of adolescents, as girls and young women and their children are most severely impacted by failures to access the knowledge and tools for family planning. CIFF will apply its expertise in program monitoring and impact measurement to help in the development of a robust monitoring and accountability process to help track progress toward stated Family Planning 2020 goals.

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Aman Foundation - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

The Aman Foundation’s funds will help facilitate research in integrated family health service delivery and family planning programs that help increase the number of new family planning users through improved quality of services, introduction to new contraceptive methods, innovative service-delivery interventions, and demand generation. The Aman Foundation also commits to enhancing partnerships with local community-based organizations, the private sector, and the public sector through an integrated community-based approach. The Aman Foundation will improve quality and effectiveness of family planning programs and services in the targeted project areas and will help to increase women's and girls’ ability to make informed decisions and have access to the most appropriate family planning services and supplies.

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South Africa - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

South Africa will prioritize strengthening family planning services while emphasizing dual protection, and develop standard operating procedures for community health workers who are part of outreach teams, for nurses in clinics, and for midwives in maternity units, so that community health workers can promote family planning during home visits, and health professionals can use every encounter with a user of its services to promote family planning. South Africa will target teenagers in particular given the relatively high rates of teenage pregnancies. In addition, South Africa commits to implementing a school health program for girls focused on providing information on reproductive health rights.

United Kingdom - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

The UK support to the Family Planning Summit Goal will enable an additional 24 million girls and women in the world's poorest countries, who wish to avoid an unintended pregnancy, to use voluntary family planning information, services and supplies, so that they are able to decide, freely and for themselves, whether, when and how many children to have. Meeting this need will prevent over 20 million unintended pregnancies and in doing so avert the deaths of 42,000 girls and women for whom an unintended pregnancy carries the risk of fatal consequences.

The UK has put girls and women front and center of its aid program and being able to plan the size of her family is a fundamental right that the UK believes all women and girls should have.

British support will contribute to ensuring that governments and partners are enabling access to a wide range of affordable, high quality contraceptive methods.

The UK will support partners including governments, civil society and faith-based organizations to tackle the social and cultural barriers to using contraception through education, counseling, information campaigns, and working with partners and communities, and to ensure safeguards against coercion and discrimination.

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DateJuly 11, 2012

The partnership will also work to strengthen the quality of forecasting and explore innovative approaches, such as mobile phone technology, to ensure better access to meet demand from women, improve availability at the community level and increase knowledge of family planning opportunities among women, families and front line health workers. 

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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DateJuly 11, 2012

Merck for Mothers is a 10-year, $500 million initiative focused on creating a world where no woman dies giving life. Merck for Mothers commits US $25 million over eight years. Merck's funding will be directed toward increasing awareness of and education about family planning services among women and girls in resource-limited settings; improving the supply chain for quality family planning resources and services to improve maternal health; and working with governments, the private sector, civil society and local health providers to increase support and access to family planning services.

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DateJuly 11, 2012

ICRW commits to expanding the evidence base on the importance of addressing socio-cultural barriers—including intimate partner violence, stigma and partner involvement—when striving to meet women’s demand for reproductive control and use of family planning services. ICRW will expand the evidence base linking women’s social and economic empowerment to family planning and sexual and reproductive health.

ICRW will also produce new evidence related to adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights and strengthen the connection between adolescent girls’ education and sexual and reproductive health outcomes, including delayed marriage and childbearing. This new evidence will help inform the design of family planning and sexual and reproductive health programs and services delivered through governments, the private sector and civil society. In addition, ICRW will develop and validate metrics to improve its understanding of the benefits that education brings to women’s access to and correct use of family planning. 

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DateJuly 11, 2017

Together with Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), the MTV Staying Alive Foundation (SAF) is a global expert in reaching young people and has over two decades of experience in HIV prevention and sexual health awareness and mass-media behavior change.

MTV Shuga is SAF’s most successful behavior change campaign and since the first season aired in 2009 in Kenya we produced 5 series, totalling more than 1000 hours of TV content airing on more than 170 broadcasters and reaching over 700 million people every campaign. With stories focusing on HIV, sexual and reproductive health and rights and family planning, MTV Shuga fuses core sexual health messaging including HIV prevention,contraception, unplanned pregnancy, gender based violence, transactional sex and first time sex, challenging misconceptions and inspiring young people aged 15 to 24, to talk openly and honestly about their sexual health. The format combines a TV drama series with radio, digital, print, social media and on-the-ground activities, with high-quality production;entertaining, youth-relevant storylines and characters; music and cultural references. Having the MTV brand, a global and highly-recognisable youth-brand synonymous with truthful,life-changing portrayals of young lives, makes it highly-popular among broadcasters and youth audiences. By combining entertainment with health messaging, MTV Shuga normalises safer and more positive attitudes, social norms and behaviour.

A further two campaigns of MTV Shuga will launch in Nigeria in 2018 which will mainly focus on family planning with the aim to drive demand for contraception among adolescents. We will reach at least 24 million young people in Nigeria through TV, radio, digital and on-the-ground activities.

SAF is also committed to implementing a campaign based onMTV Shuga in Egypt in 2018 which will focus on family planningissues, including demand for contraception, gender basedviolence, child marriage as well as female genital mutilation. Weestimate to reach at least 25 million young people in Egypt.

SAF will also implement a similar campaign focusing on family planning, child exploitation and HIV in India by 2020. We will reach at least 176 million young people in India through MTV’s(Viacom 18) reach alone.Viacom, Viacom 18 and SAF’s commitment also includes producing all the content rights-cleared and distributing it at no cost to any other broadcaster or organization globally, creating the potential to reach hundreds of millions of people.

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