India

India is the second most populous country in the world, contributing to 35% of the global population. In 1951 it became the first country in the developing world to introduce a national family planning program to lower fertility and stabilize population growth. [1]

AFP’s in-country partners are Foundation for Reproductive Health Services – India, Jhpiego, Pathfinder International, and Population Foundation of India.

Foundation for Reproductive Health Services – India, formerly Marie Stopes India, works at the national level advocating for the inclusion of improved policies for private provider reimbursement within existing government mechanisms.
Jhpiego works in Assam, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh to advocate for improved programmatic and policy level decisions ensuring access to quality family planning services.

Pathfinder advocates with Indian corporations to include family planning into their corporate social responsibility policies and programs; unlocking a new source of domestic funding for family planning. Pathfinder also works in the states of Rajasthan and Bihar to increase access to family planning counseling, expand contraceptive choices,  and ensure providers are adequately trained to provide high quality family planning services.

Population Foundation of India works in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar with state and district governments to improve access to a range of contraceptive methods through counseling and service provision and to strengthen existing facilities to provide quality family planning services.

View India’s Family Planning 2020 commitment.


[1] India District Level Household and Facility Survey 2007-2008

Key Contacts

Chief Executive Officer
Foundation for Reproductive Health Services India
Research and Evaluation Manager
Foundation for Reproductive Health Services India
Country Director
Jhpiego India
Associate Director Family Planning
Jhpiego India
Country Director
Pathfinder India
Director of Programs, India
Pathfinder India
Director - Corporate Engagement for Family Planning
Pathfinder India
Executive Director
Population Foundation of India
Head – Grants & Knowledge Management
Population Foundation of India
Senior Programme Manager - Advocacy
Population Foundation of India