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January 25, 2018

Between July and October 2017, the districts of Baran, Bhilwara, Sawai Madhopur, Sirohi and Pali in India’s Rajasthan state established 28 family planning counseling corners. These dedicated spaces, in addition to the two previously established, will improve patient counseling on modern contraception methods as well as the quality of contraceptive service provision in the respective facilities.

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January 17, 2018

In November 2017, four key health organizations in Indonesia issued a joint letter resolving a major training and certification barrier for midwives’ provision of intrauterine devices (IUD) and implants.

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January 11, 2018

In November 2017, the Kanungu District local government, one of Advance Family Planning’s (AFP) focus districts in Uganda, launched its first ever five-year strategic plan for family planning. The plan outlines the district’s priorities for improving family planning from 2016 through 2020. 

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January 3, 2018

On September 4, 2017, the Bangladesh Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP) approved a pilot project introducing tubal hook and uterine elevator procedures to improve tubal ligation services in Bangladesh.

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December 21, 2017

On November 6, 2017, the Mbarara district chief administrative officer (CAO), Fred Kalyesubura, issued a directive to all health facilities to dedicate a specific day to provide youth-friendly health services. The services will include family planning.

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December 20, 2017

On October 2, 2017, the Department of Health Regional Director of SOCCSKSARGEN (an administrative region in south-central Mindanao in the Philippines) approved a budget allocation for provincial and municipal planning in 2018. The $33,000 allocation will support adoption and rollout of the Philippines’ 2012 reproductive health law and President Duterte’s Executive Order No.

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December 13, 2017

Advance Family Planning (AFP) and PAI’s new case study highlights the results of AFP’s first international advocacy diffusion workshop and the impact SMART advocacy efforts can have on achieving meaningful change in a variety of settings and issues—from improving health worker training in Nig

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December 12, 2017

Tanzania’s National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF)—the largest public health insurance scheme in the country—moved to integrate family planning into its Going Rural program through which NHIF disseminates health information and mobilizes rural communities to secure insurance coverage.

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December 12, 2017

On October 11th 2017, the International Day of the Girl Child, Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children directed all primary and secondary schools across the country to establish help desks dedicated to preventing early pregnancy. 

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December 12, 2017

Tanzanian President John Magufuli’s recent cabinet reshuffle on October 7, 2017 brought in new faces and increased the number of family planning champions in the cabinet.

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November 6, 2017

In a startling move, the Government of Uganda deferred the launch of the much-anticipated and vital 2017 National Guidelines and Service Standards for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

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October 30, 2017

As of September 2017, 92 local governments in the Barisal and Pirojpur districts of Bangladesh allocated a total of 10.5 million taka (US $131,250) to improve family planning services at family welfare centers. These funds will enable the centers to improve the quality and range of family planning services offered, such as intrauterine device and implant insertion, menstrual regulation, and post-service follow-up.   

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