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The Advance Family Planning (AFP) initiative submitted an organizational statement to the United Nations last week to prioritize family planning in the updated Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health. AFP’s statement urges an emphasis on the benefits of investing in family planning and provides recommendations to operationalize stronger family planning programs as a part of the update.
Advance Family Planning’s (AFP’s) eight new case studies illustrate the advocacy efforts leading to “quick wins” (discrete policy or funding advancements) achieved in the last year.
March 26, 2015
Advance Family Planning will co-chair the first ever Advocacy and Accountability (A&A) subcommittee of the 2015 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP). The subcommittee will highlight the role of advocacy and accountability at the global, regional, national and subnational levels in ensuring access to voluntary, quality family planning information, services and supplies.
By Mervyn Christian, AFP Program Officer, and Monica Wahengbam, AFP Program Coordinator, India
Last month, Advance Family Planning partner Population Foundation of India (PFI) organized and facilitated an orientation for program managers and directors of Uttar Pradesh’s 18 divisions on conducting a family planning program review. The orientation was the first step in launching quarterly review meetings aimed at strengthening the state’s family planning program; the first round of meetings are scheduled to take place this month.
The Accelerating Contraceptive Choice (Nigeria ACC) meeting in Abuja last month resulted in the development of actionable, evidence-based advocacy strategies for family planning to be implemented at subnational levels in Nigeria.
Mayor Amadou Diarra signed a commitment letter on January 5th, 2015 to invest 10 million FCFA (US $18,305) of the 2015 budget (a total of US $1,482,500) to purchase family planning products for the two health posts in the North Pikine commune of Senegal. AFP and Futures Group collaborated with Réseau Siggil Jigéen (RSJ) to achieve this Quick Win – a discrete funding increase or policy advancement.
By Harshi Hettige, Communications Specialist
January 29, 2015
Launching Family Planning Implementation at the Provincial Level
UPDATE (January 5, 2015): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has released the final synthesis report “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet.” Although it fails to refer to family planning, it does address sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights. Paragraph 70 of the final report states:
On November 7, 2014, the Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso signed an important memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Advance Family Planning partner Equilibres & Population (EquiPop) authorizing a task-sharing pilot project for family planning services.
By: Harshi Hettige, AFP
Advance Family Planning (AFP) has partnered with two organizations; Pathfinder Nigeria and Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN), to expand contraceptive method mix through evidence-based advocacy at the sub-national level.