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July 30, 2014
By Richard Mugenyi, Communication and Public Relations Coordinator, Reproductive Health Uganda
By Gillian Nyambura, AWLN Project Officer, International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region, and Natasha Nduhiu, Communications Consultant, AWLN
Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, an African Women Leaders Network for Reproductive Health and Family Planning (AWLN) member from Zimbabwe, was appointed the African Union’s Goodwill Ambassador for Ending Child Marriage in June.
In April 2014, 80 experts in program and policy development and implementation met in Nairobi Kenya to focus on actions needed to increase access to the widest possible range of contraceptive methods in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Convened by Advance Family Planning with a national, regional and international planning committee, the meeting provided a platform for exchange of key technical resources, research findings, shared experiences, and the impediments and opportunities for large-scale uptake of proven interventions.
By Dilly Severin, Communications Director, Population Action International. Cross-posted from All Access.
In January, the government of Zambia approved its first-ever budget line for reproductive health supplies, including contraceptives. The government allocated $9.3 million for fiscal year 2014 to supplies—a major achievement for Zambian reproductive health advocates.
The Advance Family Planning (AFP) initiative will host a special panel, “Family Planning 2020 in Action: Advocates’ Experiences,” on Wednesday, May 21, part of a series of events recognizing the 15th anniversary of the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. All are welcome to attend.
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April 10, 2013
Washington, D.C.— Advance Family Planning (AFP) and Population Action International (PAI) are bolstering family planning advocacy efforts in francophone West Africa, awarding more than $100,000 to civil society groups in three countries.
De nouvelles études de cas de l’initiative Advance Family Planning (AFP) présentent les efforts de plaidoyer derrière les 20 « gains rapides », ou avancées politiques, obtenues au cours de la première année de l’initiative en 2013. L’approche collaborative d’AFP, dirigée localement, cible des décideurs clés, formule des arguments spécifiques et forme des coalitions essentielles au changement politique.
Le gouvernement de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) a lancé il y a deux semaines à Kinshasa son Plan Stratégique National pour la Planification Familiale 2014-2020 —l’avancée la plus ambitieuse à ce jour vers la réalisation de son engagement FP2020 prononcé en novembre dernier.
By Alison Bodenheimer, Francophone Africa Program Officer, Advance Family Planning
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Équilibres & Populations (EquiPop) has been selected to coordinate Advance Family Planning's (AFP's) advocacy efforts in Burkina Faso. A non-profit organization with more than two decades’ experience in improving sexual and reproductive health for girls and women, EquiPop plays a leadership role in the country’s Technical Group for Reproductive Health and has strong relationships with the government and other key stakeholders.
The Advance Family Planning (AFP) initiative launched a new advocacy resources toolkit today at a special side event at the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The AFP Advocacy Portfolio comprises guidance for advocates on how to design, implement, and capture the results of an evidence-based, locally-driven advocacy strategy.