A few weeks before the annual meeting of the Ouagadougou Partnership to be held from December 11 to 13 in Abidjan, the director of the Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit (OPCU), Marie Bâ lifts the veil on the successes and challenges of the Ouagadougou Partnership (OP), 12 years after its founding.
A quelques semaines de la réunion annuelle du Partenariat de Ouagadougou qui se tiendra du 11 au 13 décembre à Abidjan, la directrice de l’Unité de Coordination du Partenariat de Ouagadougou (UCPO), Marie Bâ lève le coin du voile sur les succès et défis du Partenariat de Ouagadougou (PO), 12 ans après.
Gender inequality and gender-based violence (GBV) are serious concerns for refugees from the DRC. In the spring of 2022, the conflict in Eastern DRC escalated when the Mouvement du 23 Mars (M23) rebel military group engaged in fighting with the government in the North-Kivu province.
During all stages of reproductive life, men play an important role in conversations and decisions about contraceptive use, family size, and spacing of children. Yet, even with this decision-making role, they are often left out of family planning and contraceptive programming, outreach, and education efforts.
Introducing our new blog series that highlights local research produced with support from the D4I project, 'Going Local: Strengthening Local Capacity in General Local Data to Solve Local FP/RH Development Challenges.'
We are pleased to introduce our new blog series, FP in UHC, developed and curated by FP2030, Knowledge SUCCESS, PAI, and MSH. The blog series will provide valuable insights into how family planning (FP) contributes to the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), with perspectives from leading organizations in the field. This is the second post in our series, focusing on engaging the private sector to ensure that FP is included in UHC.
The introduction and scale-up of contraceptive implants have unequivocally increased access to family planning (FP) method choice around the world. Late last year, Jhpiego and Impact for Health (IHI) collaborated to document the experience of contraceptive implant introduction over the last decade (primarily through a desk review and key informant interviews) and identified recommendations to scale up implants in the private sector.
Marie Stopes Uganda’s Gulu Light Outreach provides free mobile clinics that engage Northern Ugandan communities on reproductive health. Using peer-to-peer influence and outreach in markets and community centers, the team educates young people on contraceptives. It aims to spur family planning and support a culture that prioritizes the futures of its youth and the sustainability of its environment.
This collection of resources helps program managers, government officials, and advocates to improve contraceptive security and supply chain management and logistics within health systems.
The private sector in Nepal is an important source of short-acting reversible contraceptives. It represents a critical opportunity to increase contraceptive access and choice. The Government of Nepal (GON) has emphasized the importance of strengthening social marketing and the private sector (National Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan 2015–2020). Nepal CRS Company (CRS) has introduced contraceptive products and services in the country for almost 50 years. Recent innovations in social marketing, through the use of marketing methods, intend to bring about social and behavioral change to improve citizens' quality of life.