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 State Innovations in Family Planning Services Project Agency (SIFPSA) to review and revise the state’s population policy. The agreement, facilitated by SIFPSA in collaboration with Population Foundation of India (PFI), marks a significant step toward raising the visibility of family planning in the state’s policy agenda, identifying areas for improvement in state programs, and laying out an implementation plan for monitoring progress.

“There is an urgent need to renew focus and commitment to family planning and population issues in the state and develop a new population policy taking into account the current status, gaps identified in implementation of the current policy, and regional requirements to facilitate its implementation,” emphasized Amit Kuma Ghosh, Executive Director of SIFPSA, in a letter announcing the MOU.

Once approved and enacted, the revised policy is expected to address the state’s current gap in providing family planning information and services. It will also contribute to India’s overall Family Planning 2020 commitment to ensure voluntary access to free contraceptive services and commodities for couples and adolescents




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