View the latest family planning advocacy news from our partners.
November 23, 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.
November 25, 2015
Originally posted on the 2015 International Conference on Family Planning website.
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.
By: Harshi Hettige, AFP
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.
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.
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 below.
TUESDAY NOV 10TH, 2015
Concurrent Oral Sessions
Advance Family Planning recently lost two key champions and members of our family.
The Government of Tanzania’s spending on family planning from its own sources surpassed the expected budget allocation this fiscal year (FY). The Health Minister announced at a June Parliament meeting that the government released a total of five billion Tanzanian shillings (approximately USD 2.2 million) in FY2014-15 – 2.5 times what was initially allocated. The original allocation was two billion Tanzanian shillings (Tsh).
On August 24, 2015, the Nyeri County Reproductive Health and Family Planning Strategy 2015-2025 was launched. The costed strategy lays out the county's priorities and will be used as an advocacy and resource mobilization tool for implementation.
Advance Family Planning (AFP) partner African Women Leaders Network for Reproductive Health and Family Planning (AWLN) and local partner Nawiri Life Foundation worked closely with the Nyeri County Health Department to develop the plan.