Population Foundation of India

Population Foundation of India (PFI) is a national NGO at the forefront of policy advocacy and research on population issues in the country.

PFI was established in 1970 by a group of socially committed industrialists led by Mr. J.R.D. Tata and Dr. Bharat Ram. It has kept pace with the times, facing new challenges and changing perspectives through periodic reviews of its objectives, processes and achievements to make itself relevant to the people it serves.

PFI collaborates with central, state and local government institutions for effective policy formulation and planning. It supports governmental and non-governmental organizations in programs that focus on Reproductive and Child Health (RCH), Family Planning, Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health (ARSH), HIV/AIDS and Urban Health. The foundation also works with corporate organizations as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). PFI reaches out to the underserved areas in 20 states.

Under AFP, PFI will engage in advocacy in the initiative’s focus states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and on key national policy issues.

2015

ÉTUDE DE CAS: L’Uttar Pradesh initie l’examen et la révision de sa politique de population

Source: AFP

En février 2014, la Population Foundation of India, a signé un accord de collaboration avec l’Agence d’État pour les Projets d’Innovation en Planification Familiale (SIFPSA) pour examiner et réviser la politique de population de l’état d’Uttar Pradesh. Cet accord, facilité par SIFPSA en collaboration avec le partenaire d’Advance Family Planning, la Population Foundation of India (PFI), marque une étape importante vers une visibilité accrue de la planification familiale dans l’agenda politique de cet état, en identifiant des domaines d’amélioration dans les programmes de ce dernier, et en définissant un plan de mise en oeuvre pour suivre le progrès en cours.

AFP Resources
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2015

Importance and Impact of Family Planning

Duff Gillespie, Advance Family Planning, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Other Resources
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2014

Robbed of Choice and Dignity: Indian Women Dead after Mass Sterilisation - Situational Assessment of Sterilisation Camps in Bilaspur District, Chhattisgarh

Read the Situational Assessment of Sterilisation Camps in Bilaspur, written by four non-governmental organizations in India, including Advance Family...
Report by Multi-organisational Team
AFP Resources
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2015

AFP conducts SMART facilitation in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh (UP) is the most populous state in India. The state has a total population of 19.96 crores (2011 census. As per the recent data...
Advance Family Planning
2014

Uttar Pradesh initiates review and revision of the state's population policy

On February 20, 2014, Advance Family Planning partner Population Foundation of India signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the...
Advance Family Planning, SIFPSA
2015

Case Study: Uttar Pradesh Initiates Review and Revision of Population Policy

In February 2014, the State Innovations in Family Planning Services Project Agency (SIFPSA), Uttar Pradesh, India, signed a memorandum of...
AFP
2014

Government of Uttar Pradesh Funds New Family Planning Program Review Meetings

On October 25, 2014, AFP partner Population Foundation of India (PFI) achieved its second quick win—the Government of India through the National...
AFP
2015

State Innovations in Family Planning Services Agency (SIFPSA) approves establishment of district working groups (DWGs) in 3 districts of Uttar Pradesh

Following advocacy from AFP partner Population Foundation of India (PFI), Mr. Rigzin Samphel, Additional Executive Director, SIFPSA, signed a letter...
AFP, SIFPSA
2014

AFP conducts regional consultations for review and revision of Uttar Pradesh's population policy

  As part of the review and revision of Uttar Pradesh’s population policy in partnership with State Innovations in Family Planning Project...
Population Foundation of India
2015

Government of Uttar Pradesh begins family planning program review

As a next step to the approved quarterly family planning review meetings, Advance Family Planning partner Population Foundation of India (PFI)...
Population Foundation of India
Other Resources
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2015

Civil Surgeon, Jehanabad District, Bihar commits to strengthening family planning program

Following AFP partners Population Foundation of India (PFI)and Gramin Evam Nagar Vikas Parishad (GENVP) continuous advocacy efforts, the Civil...
District Health Society, Jehanabad District, Bihar

For More Information

Population Foundation of India
B-28, Qutab Institutional Area
Tara Crescent
New Delhi - 110 016
India
Telephone: + 91 (11) 43894100

Monica Wahengbam

Senior Program Coordinator – Advance Family Planning

+91-11-43894100

Monica coordinates the Advance Family Planning program in India and provides technical and programmatic support to the program in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. She has a work experience of 10 years with specialization in Sexual & Reproductive Health programs. Her core areas of expertise include managing projects, developing strong skills in providing technical support to implementing partners in national NGOs. Prior to joining PFI, she was Program Associate at Packard Foundation (India). She supported the grant making portfolio and led the Organizational Effectiveness program in India. Monica has a Master’s degree of Arts in Sociology from University of Pune and did six months internship on NGO management with Child In Need Institute (CINI) supported by DFID.

Rishu Prakash

Program Coordinator – Advance Family Planning

Mr. Rishu Prakash is a Post Graduate in Health & Hospital Management from IIHMR, Jaipur with 8 years of experience in Program Planning and implementation with State Governments and International development agencies. He has been involved in designing a wide variety of health programs under National Rural Health Mission and Assisted the Directorate of Family Welfare- Gujarat He has facilitated the development of E-Mamta Software (Accepted as MCTS by GOI) and actively participated in development of Nutrition Mission document in Gujarat. In his last assignment he worked as Consultant- Family Planning with UNFPA, Bihar. He had earlier worked as Project Officer - Family Planning & PNDT (PO-FP & PNDT) & In-charge PO- Child Health with Department of Health & Family Welfare, Gujarat.    

Ratna Khare

Programme Officer, Advance Family Planning, Uttar Pradesh

Ratna is a post-graduate in Social Work with 18 years of experience in program planning and management with international NGOs and community based voluntary organizations. At AFP, Ratna provides programmatic support and coordinates advocacy initiatives in UP. She has managed projects on Health, Family life education, Family Planning, Livelihoods, Institution development, Women empowerment, and disaster management. Effective networking and relationship management with government / non-government organizations, PRIs and other regulatory authorities for promoting various development programmes. A keen and enthusiastic communicator with strong leadership and co-ordination skills having flair for interacting with people at all levels.

Pinki Kumari

Program Officer, Advance Family Planning, Bihar

Pinki Kumari is AFP's Program Officer in Bihar. She comes to AFP with strong technical background in sexual and reproductive health and family planning focusing on adolescents and youth combining approaches in capacity building and advocacy. She has worked in various capacities with the government of Bihar, local NGOs and INGOs. She is a recipient of Ford Foundation Fellowship program and has a Masters in Public Health from Leeds University, UK. 

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