Universal Health Coverage: Not Without Family Planning


As the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the US and much of the western world, fraying health care systems and inequitable distribution of testing and vaccines have pushed the concept of universal health coverage (UHC) to the forefront of discussions where previously it has been an afterthought. For those who have worked globally on family planning, it is a reminder that the dream of

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COVID 19 & Family Planning Family Planning 2020


  • The COVID-19 pandemic has caused tremendous upheaval to health systems around the world, disrupting access to family planning information and services, as well as sexual and reproductive health more broadly
  • Despite this disruption, the need for family planning remains the same
  • For women, family planning is critical, basic health care.

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Bridging The Healthcare Gap Family Planning 2020


For Swam Saung Oo and his colleagues, improving the nation’s health care is the key to serving the rapidly growing nation. And to best serve that aim, Trust Oo has implemented its “7887 Healthcare Call Center” after going through a lengthy pilot stage and a one-year research programme in …

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The Great Disruptor: COVID 19 Threatens Essential Health


“In particular, COVID-19 has underscored the critical need for water, sanitation, and hygiene, or WASH, in health facilities and infection prevention and control [IPC] in order to deliver care for women and children safely and to sustain communities’ trust in the healthcare system,” said Pelzman.

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Optimizing The World Health Organization COVID 19 Guidance


On June 1, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO)released “Maintaining essential health services: operational guidance for the COVID-19 context.” The WHO guidance outlines strategies governments should take to ensure populations retain access to essential health services, including sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care, during and beyond the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Protect Adolescent Health In Pandemic Response Family


In addition, the World Health Organization Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research (WHO/SRH) and UNFPA contributed to the technical content and review of this statement. It is intended to be a resource that health-care workers can use to raise awareness of the needs of adolescents, and to spur actions that minimize risks and

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WHO Consolidated Guideline On Self Care Interventions For


The World Health Organization (WHO) uses the following working definition of self-care: Self-care is the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a health- care provider.

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Faith & Family Planning Family Planning 2020


Faith leaders often influence health-seeking behavior and faith-based organizations (FBOs) provide a notable amount of healthcare information, services and supplies. Faith and family planning interact in complex ways at personal, community, civil society and governmental levels.

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Female Health Company Family Planning 2020


Female Health Company FP2020 Commitment. Female Health Company commits US $1.65 million in savings per year for eight years based on a bonus of 5% of 60 million current public sector volume units worldwide (US $1.13 million in savings per year for eight years, 5% of estimated 41 million units annually in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia) in

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Comprehensive Sexuality Education, An Informed Health


  • Available data from the National HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health Survey (NARHS) 2014 say, the median age for sex debut in Nigeria is 17 years
  • The data also shows that there was initiation of sexual intercourse sometimes at the age of 10
  • “Most sexually active adolescents do not practice contraception,” the NARHS data says
  • For young people, the decision they make about their

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Introducing FP2030 Family Planning 2020


Introducing FP2030. I hope you had an opportunity to join us earlier today as we celebrated the FP2020 partnership, launched the 2019-2020 annual report FP2020: The Arc of Progress, and started our journey as FP2030, energized to expand the FP movement and galvanize greater commitments to support the rights of women and girls who wish to use

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Zimbabwe Should Promote Adolescent Access To Sexual Health


  • In South Africa and Nigeria they have services to assist sexually active adolescents
  • Nigeria and South Africa have adopted and implemented policies aimed at ensuring that adolescents have access to contraceptive and other reproductive health care services
  • There are adolescent-friendly clinics operated by the government in Nigeria.

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[PODCAST] Making Space: Upholding Reproductive Health


Making Space · Episode 8: Upholding reproductive health rights in a pandemic Healthcare facilities in the Philippines are all hands on deck in the battle against the novel coronavirus. But what happens when a poor mother under labor walks to a hospital because of lack of mass transport, on top of fears she might be rejected for overcapacity? Reports of hospital rejections of mothers

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In Uganda, Sexual And Reproductive Health Services And


A Comprehensive Approach Is Essential to Improve the Well-being of Young Women The ability to achieve sexual and reproductive health and rights, including being able to decide when and whether to have children, is critical for the health and well-being of all women. Yet new data from the Guttmacher Institute show serious gaps in sexual and reproductive health services for adolescent women in

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Ready To Save Lives Family Planning 2020


  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Care in Emergencies
  • This toolkit is dedicated to our beloved friend and colleague, Jennifer Schlecht
  • Jenn was the driving force behind this resource and instrumental in advancing family

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Task Shifting And Task Sharing Policy For Essential Health


  • In Nigeria, the shortage of health care workers has resulted in poor use of thousands of facilities for essential health care services
  • In some parts of the country, community health extension workers are employed but under-utilized
  • The National Task Shifting and Sharing Policy is aimed at changing the curriculum for pre-service education and in-service training to produce

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New Survey Shows Improvement In Maternal And Child Health


  • Families in Pakistan are getting healthier according to the newly released 2017-18 Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS)
  • The 2017-18PDHS is the fourth DHS survey conducted in Pakistan since 1990-91
  • The survey results, released today at a national seminar in Islamabad organized by NIPS, highlight major improvements in child survival and maternal health care, while

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Integrating FP & HIV Services Family Planning 2020


Comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care that includes family planning and HIV and STI prevention and treatment services is essential to provide women and their families with the protection they need. Since 1991, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been tracking evidence on whether there is a connection between the use of hormonal

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Philippines Private Health Sector Assessment Family


  • Philippines Private Health Sector Assessment
  • The Republic of the Philippines is home to approximately 104.9 million people in Southeast Asia
  • A strong history of economic growth throughout the 2010s has resulted in a declining poverty rates across the country, with some regional variation.

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World Health Organization (WHO) Family Planning 2020


In 2012, the World Health Organization committed to working with countries to integrate the WHO Medical Eligibility Criteria Family Planning wheel and related tools and guidelines into health systems to expand access to, and quality of, family planning services; expanding choice and method mix through contraceptive research and development and assessment of the safety and efficacy of new and

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Remaining Vigilant About SRHR During The COVID 19 Pandemic


  • "As I write this, governments, health systems, healthcare professionals, communities, institutions, and individuals are working to address the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Such crises often exacerbate systemic challenges, such as gender inequality and the lack of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)
  • Throughout the COVID-19 response and recovery, EngenderHealth will work to

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Adolescent FP And Sexual & Reproductive Health: Health


  • Adolescent FP and Sexual & Reproductive Health: Health Systems Perspective
  • Two areas of our work have evolved significantly in recent years—health systems and AYSRH-responsive services
  • As we respond to these changes, let’s seize the opportunity to bring together these two important fields.

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Liberia Family Planning 2020


With two-thirds of the population of Liberia below the age of 25 years, the country, a FP2020 commitment maker since 2012, is taking to scale the integration of youth-friendly health and family planning services at all levels of the health care delivery system. A market approach is being explored to improve access for marginalized women and girls.

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Protect Adolescent Health In Pandemic Response Family


On International Youth Day, FP2020 is joining the International Association of Adolescent Health (IAAH) to call on countries, communities and clinicians to protect and support the health and wellbeing of adolescents throughout the pandemic response. First and foremost is to ensure adolescents are able to obtain quality health information and services.

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  • Bhatta: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on the economy as well as the health sector
  • The government instituted a country-wide lockdown from March 12 th to
  • This has led to very restricted mobility in the general population
  • The livelihoods of people across the country have been impacted—and poor populations are the most

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  • For most women, family planning is critical, basic health care
  • As health systems shift to prevent and treat people with COVID-19, it is essential they also protect access to family planning services
  • Throughout the crisis, Family Planning 2020 will work with country and global partners to ensure family planning remains a priority service in

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Madagascar Family Planning 2020


  • Madagascar committed to FP2020 in 2015, and has seen some key improvements to the country’s family planning progress since
  • After years of advocacy from the FP2020 focal points among others, the government promulgated the renewal of the RH/FP Law in January 2018
  • In the fall of 2017, the country launched its first costed implementation plan for family planning.

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FP2020 Data Dashboard Family Planning 2020


  • FP2020 is a global partnership to empower women and girls by investing in rights-based family planning
  • The platform FP2020 has built is resilient, inclusive, and effective
  • Most importantly, countries are …

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Canada Family Planning 2020


Commitments. Canada made a commitment of CAD241.5 million in 2017, to fund initiatives that strengthen reproductive health services, respond to and prevent gender-based violence, and invest in family planning and contraceptives.

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Family Planning, Reproductive Health To Be Declared


The services related to family planning and reproductive health are being declared ‘essential services’ so that they are not discontinued in any situation arising out of pandemic or natural disaster. This was stated by Health and Population Welfare Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho while chairing the 16th meeting of the Sindh Family Planning 2020 Working Group in Karachi.

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Digital Health To Support Family Planning Providers


Used by appropriately trained health care providers and with supportive processes in place, devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and computers with various software applications are equipping countries to improve health care delivery, strengthen health systems, and support clients. With growing evidence that technologies can yield time and resource efficiencies and improve quality of care

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Infection Control Supplies Delivered To Viet Nam Maternal


  • Health experts in Viet Nam are calling for efforts to ensure continuous access to maternal health care amid the growing COVID-19 pandemic
  • More than 260 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the country, mostly in and around Ha Noi City
  • “Special medical services and care should be provided for pregnant women, mothers during and after delivery, and newborns amid the

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International Youth Alliance For Family Planning (IYAFP


IYAFP is itself an alliance of youth with a common mission to support provision of comprehensive reproductive health care information and services with a focus on family planning through inclusion and participation of youth in decision-making bodies and organizations, evidence-based advocacy, and capacity-building for youth leaders in the field

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Viet Nam Family Planning 2020


  • In 2016, Viet Nam made its FP2020 commitment to ensure universal access to family planning and increase the modern contraceptive prevalence rate for married women to 70% by 2020 (from 67.5% in 2015)
  • The government recently expanded their family planning program, finalizing their Costed Implementation Plan for family planning which

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FP2020 Integrating Family Planning And HIV Family


Comprehensive reproductive health care that includes family planning and HIV services is essential to provide women and their families with the protection they need. The integration of family planning (FP) and HIV services means providing both services together in …

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Family Planning Vouchers: A Tool To Boost Contraceptive


  • Health care vouchers are paper or electronic referral coupons that clients can take to an accredited health care provider in exchange for health care services
  • They are used as a financing mechanism and programmatic tool to improve equitable access and increase the use of key health products and services
  • Vouchers are a form of results-based financing, a type of health system

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Indonesia Family Planning 2020


Since its original FP2020 commitment in 2012, Indonesia has increased domestic investments for family planning, and in 2017, it updated its commitment to allocating USD$ 1.6 billion for family planning program between 2015 and 2019.

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Haiti Family Planning 2020


  • A commitment maker since 2017 and a recent GFF recipient, Haiti is gradually refocusing its health systems while recovering from recent natural disasters
  • The country has worked on a reproductive health strategy (2018-2022) and developed a youth health strategy with the support of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • Although the Haitian government commits to developing a budget line

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Can We Achieve Health For All Women, Children, And


  • A new collection of articles published by The BMJ and BMJ Global Health today tells us whether the world is on track to meet the 2030 global targets for health
  • The collection Leaving No One Behind brings together key international actors to report on the progress made—and to highlight the ongoing challenges leading to unequal outcomes—in achieving this goal

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FP2020 Final Report Finds That More Women And Girls Have


  • – More women and girls in the world’s 69 lowest-income countries have access to family planning than ever before, according to new figures released by Family Planning 2020 (FP2020)
  • FP2020: The Arc of Progress, the final report of the partnership, reveals that 320 million women and girls are now using modern contraception, an increase of 60 million additional

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Twinings Family Planning 2020


Twinings is committed to continuing to support programmes to raise women’s health awareness and improve access to health services, particularly concerning reproductive health and family planning, to smallholders and tea workers in Kenya. Twinings is currently implementing programs that …

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Diversity And Solidarity In Global Health Family


  • Everyone, equally, has a human right to health.However, our health systems, communities, and nations do not support people's health equally or equitably
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly underscored health disparities: SARS-CoV-2 infections and associated deaths differently affect women, service workers, economically disadvantaged people, and other population groups

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Creating Awareness About Family Planning Family Planning


Family Planning Association of India (FPA India),aleading national NGO, has launched a nationwide campaign "Youth Dialogue- A perspective on FP 2020" to create awareness on 'Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for all'. The campaign intends to mobilise the young population of India residing in various cities, towns, slums and villages and initiate conversation to understand their access

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Uganda Family Planning 2020


  • Uganda’s total fertility, maternal mortality, and teenage pregnancy rates remain among the highest globally
  • Uganda is committed to scale up the use of modern family planning methods to ensure that every Ugandan woman can choose when and how many children to have
  • In 2017 it revised its original commitment of 2012 to reduce the unmet need among adolescents from 30.4% in 2016

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Family Planning Vouchers: A Tool To Boost Contraceptive


Health care vouchers are paper or electronic referral coupons that clients can take to an accredited health care provider in exchange for health care services. Family Planning Vouchers: A tool to boost contraceptive method access and choice

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South Sudan Family Planning 2020


South Sudan is building normalcy after decades of devastating war that have displaced people, destroyed both physical and social infrastructure, and lost many of its health professionals. This, combined with gender inequality and misconceptions about family planning, has seriously limited both access to and use of quality reproductive health services including family planning.

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Ugandan Youth Leader Scoops Global Health Award Family


Patrick Mwesigye, a Ugandan youth leader has been awarded the Global Youth Leadership Award on Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Mwesigye was awarded by World Health Organization, African Union and the Access-Challenge at the sidelines of the recent 2019 United Nations General Assembly in New York at the One by One: Target 2030 Achieving UHC: A Sustainable Future for Africa.

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