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.
In Nigeria, orphans, vulnerable children, and young people (OVCYP) are the largest at-risk group amongst the entire population. A vulnerable child is below the age of 18 who is currently or likely to be exposed to adverse conditions, thereby subjected to significant physical, emotional, or mental stress resulting in inhibited socio-economic development.
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.
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.
Adapted from the soon to be published article “How Enhanced Engagement with The Private Sector Can Expand Access to Family Planning and Bring the World Closer to Universal Health Coverage” developed by Adam Lewis and FP2030.
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.
Pharmacies play a critical role in providing access to reproductive health services in low-resource settings in Kenya. Without this private-sector resource, the country would not be able to meet the needs of its young people. Kenya’s National Family Planning Guidelines for Service Providers allow pharmacists and pharmaceutical technologists to counsel, dispense, and provide condoms, pills, and injectables. This access is critical to the health and well-being of youths and the overall achievement of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development goals.