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.
PRB’s Empowering Evidence-Driven Advocacy project and Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health project are glad to partner with Knowledge SUCCESS to bring you this curated collection of resources highlighting different facets of family planning policy environments.
The Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus project is delighted to partner with Knowledge SUCCESS to bring you a curated collection of resources highlighting the importance of the private sector in family planning programming.