The WHO Family Planning Accelerator project supports Ministries of Health and partners to accelerate quality and rights-based family planning services within the broader framework of the SDGs, Universal Health Coverage, and the WHO 13th Global programme of work (GPW13).
The project, coordinated by the WHO Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research (WHO/SRH), contributes specifically to the attainment of SDG targets 3.1, 3.7 and 5.6, and to the GPW 13 goal of 1 billion more people covered by Universal Health Coverage.
The WHO FP Accelerator project aims to:
- Accelerate uptake and implementation of evidence-based guidelines.
- Improve the quality of contraceptive information and service provision, and uptake by adolescents.
- Advance adolescent health programmes through implementing the AA-HA! Strategy.
- Increase the uptake of postpartum and post-abortion contraception, availability of wide range of contraceptive methods and improve quality of care in FP services.
Key approaches include:
- Leveraging partnership for dissemination and implementation of WHO FP and adolescent health guidance
- Technical support to countries
- Peer to Peer learning exchange
- Supporting country leadership
14 countries have been identified for intense support under the FP Accelerator project:
- Eastern Mediterranean Region: Afghanistan and Pakistan
- South East Asia Region: India, Myanmar, Nepal and Timor Leste
- African Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Tanzania
In the FP Accelerator Project newsletter, you can read project updates on how participating countries are concretely working to accelerate quality and rights-based FP services.
In the fourth and latest newsletter you can learn about:
- how virtual meetings have been used in South-to-South learning exchanges between Nepal and Sri Lanka to strengthen PPFP services, and between Nigeria and Uganda to mainstream QoC in FP.
- the promotion of youths’ access to contraception through a comprehensive sexual education program in Myanmar.
- how PPFP and PAFP corners have been established in 12 health facilities in Afghanistan.
… as well as read about many other ways in which the FP Accelerator Project has been implemented in the 14 countries.
The newsletter also contains a list of key resources to maintain essential FP services during COVID-19.
You can find all the previous newsletters in the attachments below.