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January 24, 2016
For the first time, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) National Assembly voted unanimously in favor of a budget request for the “purchase of contraceptives” to be included in the Ministry of Health’s annual budget. The national commitment was approved during the September – December 2015 parliamentary session, resulting in an allocation of USD 3.5 million.
Source: Photo by Tulane International
We're attending the International Conference on Family Planning
January 12, 2016
See a schedule of AFP-affiliated conference events, presentations, and panel discussions below.
Advance Family Planning case studies
December 15, 2015
Advance Family Planning’s (AFP’s) five new case studies illustrate the advocacy efforts leading to “quick wins” (discrete policy or funding advancements) achieved in the last year.
Source: AFP
November 23, 2015
The Unguja North A region of Zanzibar in Tanzania has allocated an amount of Tanzanian shillings 7,038,935 (US $3,260) out of the region's basket fund for health.
Source: Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons by IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation
November 23, 2015
The TCU committed to a nationwide policy change to mandate sexual and reproductive health service provision in all 52 of Tanzania’s higher learning institutions.
Source: Photo courtesy of Tanzania Commission for Universities.
AFP releases "Advocacy Wins 2009-2015" booklet
November 19, 2015
Advance Family Planning’s (AFP's) newly released booklet, Advocacy Wins 2009-2015, summarizes the initiative’s more than 140 advocacy wins since 2009. The partnership focuses advocacy efforts on the discrete policy and funding decisions critical to advancing family planning in a given setting. Once achieved, these incremental changes – termed “advocacy wins” – demonstrate progress and accelerate momentum toward long-term goals. 
Source: Advance Family Planning
The newly launched AFP SMART Facilitator’s Guide
November 19, 2015
The Advance Family Planning (AFP) initiative launched the AFP SMART Facilitator’s Guide, a new addition to its advocacy resources toolkit. A companion piece to AFP SMART: A Guide to Quick Wins, the new guide contains special tips and recommendations for how to successfully facilitate the AFP SMART process.
Source: Advance Family Planning
November 8, 2015
The 2015 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Nusa Dua, Indonesia will be postponed due to a volcanic eruption on the neighboring island of Lombok, organizers announced on Thursday.
Source: 2015 International Conference on Family Planning
Uttar Pradesh National Health Mission in India adds 1,500 new male health cadres to the family planning workforce as counselors for non-scalpel vasectomy
October 23, 2015
The Mission Director - National Health Mission Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Amit Kumar Ghosh, issued a directive to expand the roles of 1,500 male health officers in all 75 districts to include counseling for non-scalpel vasectomy. Block Community Program Managers and Health Education and Information Officers will conduct community meetings to dispel the myths and misconceptions related to non-scalpel vasectomy (NSV), prepare monthly plans for Information Education and Communication/Behavior Change Communication, and create a conducive environment for NSV. 
Source: Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons by Aleja Laiton
Opening doors in Golf Sud, Senegal
October 23, 2015
Mrs. Aissatou Sow Diawara, Mayor of Golf Sud commune in Senegal, allocated an annual amount of 2 million FCFA (approximately US $3,400) towards family planning for the four health posts in her purview. This unique yearly allocation indicates the Mayor’s commitment to family planning and her understanding that sustainable funding can play a significant role in community development.
Source: Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons by Antonio Muñoz De Mesa
DRC’s North Kivu Ministry of Health launches the national family planning working group model at the provincial level
October 23, 2015
On June 12, 2015, the Ministry of Health of North Kivu province officially established a Provincial Permanent Technical Multi-sectorial Committee (CTMPP) on Family Planning. The CTMPP is comprised of local government, civil society, and faith-based organization leaders. Following the lead of the National CTMP, it aims to be a strong driver of family planning advocacy.
Source: Photo courtesy of Arsene Binanga
Invitation to High-level Auxiliary Event with DRC Government Leaders at ICFP - download the invitation below
October 23, 2015
The Technical Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and other high-level government officials will attend the upcoming International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. At an on-site auxiliary event on Tuesday, November 26th, the Technical Advisor and Ministers of Health, Education, and Plan will showcase The DRC’s Emergence and Family Planning Leadership through 2030.
We're attending the International Conference on Family Planning 2015
October 13, 2015
Join the Advance Family Planning (AFP) initiative at the 2015 International Conference on Family Planning in Nusa Dua, Indonesia from November 9–12, 2015. See a full schedule of AFP-affiliated conference events, presentations, and panel discussions.
September 30, 2015
Advance Family Planning recently lost two key champions and members of our family: Dr. Fatimah Tumsah and Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf
President Kikwete introduces the Sharpened One Plan, indicating high-level commitment to family planning in Tanzania.
September 29, 2015
The Government of Tanzania’s spending on family planning from its own sources surpassed the expected budget allocation this fiscal year
Source: Photo by Muhiddin Issa Michuzi
On August 24, 2015, the Nyeri County Reproductive Health and Family Planning Strategy 2015-2025 was launched.
September 28, 2015
On August 24, 2015, the County of Nyeri launched the Nyeri County Reproductive Health and Family Planning Strategy 2015-2025. The costed strategy lays out the county's priorities and will be used as an advocacy and resource mobilization tool for implementation.
Source: Photo by Joan Koomson, African Women's Development Fund
Quality family planning services are available to women in Jehanabad district, Bihar
September 28, 2015
The Jehanabad population now has ready access to quality female sterilization services every Thursday throughout the year, in addition to the spacing methods regularly offered at health centers.
Source: Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons by UN Women/Gaganjit Singh
Globe
September 9, 2015
The Global Financing Facility was officially launched in July at the Addis Ababa 3rd Financing for Development Conference. As the four “front-runner” countries put the final touches on their country investment plans, a second wave of eight countries are in line to benefit from the GFF.
Source: Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons by Victoria Pickering
Related: Kenya, Tanzania
AFP case study and Progress Report in French
August 27, 2015
Nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer la publication du Rapport de progrès d’AFP et huit études de cas de plaidoyer en français.
Source: AFP
Enthusiastic youth in Kenya
August 27, 2015
Kitui County in Kenya allocated US $161,529 for family planning in its 2015/16 budget. This is the first time the county has included a specific budget line for family planning. Advance Family Planning (AFP) partner Jhpiego Kenya and Kyeni Foundation, an Opportunity Fund recipient, led the advocacy to allocate funding for family planning, working with the county’s family planning technical working group.
Source: Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons by USAID
An attendee reviews the PMA2020 Round 2 Indicator Brief at the dissemination event
August 22, 2015
Results from the Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) survey in Uganda show improvement in use of family planning services in the country over the last few years. The contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) increased from 30% in 2011 to 35% in 2015;  accompanied by a decline in the total fertility rate.
Source: Photo courtesy of Sarah Whitmarsh, AFP
Clinic in Tanzania
August 22, 2015
Advocacy led by local Advance Family Planning partner Health Promotion Tanzania (HDT) culminated in the Serengeti District and Tarime Town Councils allocating funding from their own sources for the first time and Musoma Rural District Council more than doubling their family planning allocation from the previous year.
Source: Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons by US Army Africa
August 22, 2015
In June 2015 Advance Family Planning (AFP) partner Yayasan Cipta Cara Padu (YCCP) expanded their program area to two more districts: Bengkayang (West Kalimantan province) and Kuningan (West Java province). YCCP conducted district assessments and coordinated advocacy meetings between the District Heads and the District Head of the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) to introduce the AFP initiative. The expansion effort is led by Provincial BKKBN West Kalimantan in Bengkayang and Provincial BKKBN West Java in Kuningan. 
Source: Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons by World Bank Photo Collection
August 22, 2015
In July, Family Planning 2020 awarded Advance Family Planning partner Yayasan Cipta Cara Padu Foundation a Rapid Response Mechanism grant to support the KB Kencana national family planning revitalization program in Indonesia.
Source: Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons by mshwaiko
Community in Togo
July 29, 2015
The Government of Togo passed a Community-Based Intervention National Policy on February 13, 2015 to integrate new maternal and child health high-impact approaches including the distribution of injectables at the community level.
Source: Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons by Lama-bou
Related: PAI, Palladium

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