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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.

DateJuly 6, 2016

In support of Family Planning 2020 and the Global Strategy on Women’s Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, PSI, through its global network of country programs, commits to reaching 10 million people under the age of 25 years old with modern contraceptive methods by December 2020.

Population Services International (PSI) - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 6, 2016

PSI and its partners will test new and bold ways of collaborating with young people to reimagine and redefine the way sexual, reproductive health and rights (SRHR) programs are designed, delivered, measured, and evaluated. In doing so, PSI aims to improve its collection of age-disaggregated data and share lessons learned.

PSI will work toward ensuring all sexually active young people, regardless of marital status or parity, have access to the widest available range of contraceptive options, including long-acting reversible contraceptives, and that access to services is embraced and advocated for by young people, their health providers, their families, and their communities.

PSI’s philosophy is that life is lived holistically and that SRHR can only be effectively addressed in the context of a hopeful vision of a bright future. PSI is seeking innovative entry points for adolescent- and youth-focused SRHR programs, new ways of packaging and delivering high quality services to adolescents and youth, and new models of sustainability that harness market forces.

Management Sciences for Health - Program & Service Delivery

DateSeptember 15, 2015

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) commits to improving the health systems that support and sustain family planning programs because the success of family planning and reproductive health integrated programming is only as strong as the health system that supports it. In addition, MSH pledges to support national, subnational and local leaders to advocate and plan for achieving FP2020 goals by working through MSH’s global, regional and country projects.

MSH pledges to strengthen supply chain systems for family planning commodities and help reduce stock outs by providing tools and technical assistance to ensure contraceptive security.

MSH also commits to using and building upon its performance management approaches and frameworks, such as the Leadership Development Program, to help decision makers use real-time data to implement, track and propel results of high-impact practices in family planning. In addition, MSH pledges to help build leadership skills at all levels of the health system, including governing bodies, service providers, and community health workers, to align support to FP2020 goals, including expanding MSH's YOUTHLEAD program to build the leadership skills of young family planning champions.

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.

Nepal - Program & Service Delivery

DateMarch 16, 2015

The government of Nepal pledges to broaden the range of modern contraceptives available and improve method mix at different levels of the health care system. Nepal commits to engage in a range of communications and media activities to raise awareness of family planning among populations with a high unmet need for modern contraception, focusing particularly on adolescents and young people. Nepal will expand service delivery points to increase access to quality family planning information and services and facilitate family planning by strengthening delivery networks. The government pledges to support mobilizing resources from other, non-health sectors. Nepal commits to strengthening the evidence base for effective program implementation through research and innovation.

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Cameroon - Policy & Political

DateNovember 25, 2014

The Government of Cameroon commits to ensuring the mobilization of the budget line for the actual purchase of contraceptives, establishing a mechanism to subsidize family planning services for the most vulnerable users, notably adolescents and youth and women with disabilities, and strengthening the multisectoral commitment to family planning.

The government also commits to disseminating reproductive health and family planning framework documents available to the government and implementing the priority interventions chosen and to institutionalizing the use of certain methods utilized in community outreach, notably pill and injectable contraceptives.

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Benin - Program & Service Delivery

DateNovember 12, 2013

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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Benin - Policy & Political

DateNovember 12, 2013

The Government of Benin will revise policies, norms, and protocols to strengthen the delegation of tasks to improve reproductive health and will spread awareness of the law on reproductive health and regulations. Additionally, the government will make modern methods of contraception available to youth and adolescents for free in public health facilities. The government will disseminate the National Population Policy Declaration. 

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Mauritania - Program & Service Delivery

DateNovember 12, 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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Zimbabwe - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 22, 2012

Zimbabwe plans to increase access to a comprehensive range of family planning methods including long-acting and permanent methods (LAPMs) at both private and public health facilities. Other plans include promoting dual protection for prevention of unwanted pregnancy and STIs/HIV by increasing the availability of male and female condoms for sexually active persons; integrating family planning services with PMTCT and MCH services, with a particular focus on post-partum women; and improving and scaling-up gender-sensitive family planning services for vulnerable groups including youth, especially adolescent girls.

Zimbabwe will strive to increase knowledge of all family planning methods using a targeted approach that addresses the needs of women, girls, youths, and other disadvantaged groups (e.g. disabled) in both urban and rural areas to generate demand and enable them to make informed family planning decisions. Zimbabwe commits to improve method mix and strengthen the integration of family planning with reproductive health, HIV and maternal health services, as well as to strengthen overall coordination and consolidate existing and establish new partnerships (e.g. public/private partnerships) to scale up and improve the quality of the national family planning program.

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For more than 40 years, Planned Parenthood Global, the international division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, has been working overseas to ensure that women, men and young people in some of the world’s most neglected areas have access to the health care they need to control their bodies and their futures.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America commits to reaching 2 million more women in the United States with reproductive health care, including life-saving preventative screenings and family planning counseling and services. Planned Parenthood will work with its nearly 80 affiliates across the United States to expand reproductive health services to areas and communities currently lacking access.

Additionally, through the organization’s international arm, Planned Parenthood Global, it commits to supporting its in-country partners in Africa and Latin America to reach 1 million people by 2015 with sexual and reproductive health information, supplies and services, with an emphasis on family planning. Planned Parenthood Global will continue to invest in the long-term autonomy and sustainability of local organizations implementing a human rights-based approach to delivering the highest-quality reproductive health care. It will support innovative pilot projects to improve quality of care overall and bridge barriers for those most in need of information and services, yet who have the least access to them. Planned Parenthood Global will also expand projects focusing on young people, especially using social media, to reach an additional half a million adolescents with information and access to services when they need them. 

 

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Rwanda - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 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, 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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Sierra Leone - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

Sierra Leone will engage private sector providers and strengthen human resources for health in order to scale up family planning services and community outreach to marginalized populations, including young people. Other commitments include piloting voucher schemes to increase access for the poor, and partnering with CSOs for family planning advocacy and monitoring availability and access to voluntary family planning. 

Bangladesh - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

The Government of Bangladesh commits to increasing adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health and family planning services, providing adolescent sexual and reproductive health services at one-third of maternal newborn and child health centers. Bangladesh will monitor to ensure quality of care is strengthened, including informed consent and choice and to support women to continue use of family planning methods. The government will work with the private sector and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to: address the needs of young people, especially young couples; reduce regional disparities, working with leaders and communities to delay early marriage and child birth; and increase male involvement. It will also increase training and workforce development. Bangladesh commits to adopting innovative service delivery approaches, like behavior change and information and communications technology. The government also commits to improving choice and availability of Long Acting and Permanent Methods (LaPMs), including for men, and post-partum and post-abortion services.

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United Nations Foundation - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

The United Nations Foundation will work to improve the lives of adolescent girls through investments in developing country programs focused on adolescent girls’ needs. In addition, it will champion the use of mobile technologies to improve health throughout the world and launch and co-lead the Family Planning and Reproductive Health pillar of the Millennium Development Goal Health Alliance to target and engage private sector partners to ensure access to a full range of contraceptive methods. 

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Tanzania - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 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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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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Malawi - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 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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DateJuly 11, 2012

Pathfinder commits to increasing financial support for family planning programs in Pathfinder’s existing program countries and at least two new countries. Pathfinder will raise an additional US $3 million by 2014 to augment its already robust family planning-related programs. One third of this commitment will be used to reach young people in underserved regions, such as in West Africa.  

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Mozambique - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

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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