In April 2014, 80 experts in program and policy development and implementation met in Nairobi Kenya to focus on actions needed to increase access to the widest possible range of contraceptive methods in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Convened by Advance Family Planning with a national, regional and international planning committee, the meeting provided a platform for exchange of key technical resources, research findings, shared experiences, and the impediments and opportunities for large-scale uptake of proven interventions.
The meeting - Accelerating Contraceptive Choice: Expanding Options through Country Leadership in Sub-Saharan Africa - resulted in country-specific priorities for collective action by stakeholders in each country, which were informed by research findings as well as the experiences of Ethiopia and Malawi. Participants also discussed other regional opportunities for improving the choice of contraceptive methods for women and couples in sub-Saharan Africa more broadly. Download the report, which includes action plans for the three countries and key technical resources.