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High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIPs)

High Impact Practices (HIPs) are a set of evidence-based family planning practices vetted by experts against specific criteria and documented in an easy-to-use format. Endorsed by more than 30 organizations, HIPs help build consensus around our current understanding of what works in family planning. HIPs are identified based on impact on contraceptive use and potential [more…]

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FP2020 Catalyzing Collaboration

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) is a global partnership to empower women and girls by investing in rights-based family planning. FP2020’s Catalyzing Collaboration report highlights achievements of FP2020 over the past six years, and outlines the model for moving their work forward towards the post-2020 world and Sustainable Development Goals. The report highlights FP2020’s multisectoral approach [more…]

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Governance Roadmap for Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths
Governance Roadmap EPCMD

Despite the progress toward ending preventable maternal and child deaths, we are not there yet. Public health approaches alone will not be enough to reach these ambitious goals Evidence-based health interventions are known, but their impact is limited by common barriers such as lack of access, poor quality of services, and exclusion of vulnerable populations [more…]

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Governance Roadmap for Sexual and Reproductive Health

Despite the progress toward achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services, we are not there yet. Public health approaches alone will not be enough to reach these ambitious goals Evidence-based health interventions are known, but their impact is limited by common barriers such as lack of access, poor quality of services, and [more…]

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Governance Roadmap for AIDS-free Generation

Despite the HIV epidemic becoming controlled in several key African countries, we have a long way to go. Public health approaches alone will not be enough to reach the ambitious goal of achieving an AIDS-free generation Evidence-based health interventions are known, but their impact is limited by common barriers such as lack of access, poor [more…]

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The Building Success Series
Building Success series: strengthening response to HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Nigeria

Building Success is a series of guides offering practical, concrete, and innovative approaches that have proven effective in strengthening the response to HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Nigeria. Each of the four guides can stand alone, but they will be most effective if used as components of an integrated package. The series synthesizes and expands the [more…]

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Report: The Added Value of Combining a Leadership Development Program with Clinical Training on Postpartum Family Planning Service Delivery

Increasing access to and uptake of postpartum family planning (PPFP)–family planning services started during the 12 months following delivery–has the potential to connect many women with life-saving information and services that prevent unintended pregnancies and avoid potentially adverse health outcomes. This report summarizes the findings from a research study to evaluate the added value of [more…]

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Gender Transformative Supportive Supervision Framework

This conceptual framework was designed to show the influence gender has on supervisor-provider relationships, and how this influence could be explored and addressed through programming and research. The framework posits that health facility leadership should move away from gender-blind SS interventions (i.e., those implemented without consideration of gender norms and dynamics) towards gender-aware SS interventions. [more…]

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Preventing Early Pregnancy and Poor Reproductive Outcomes: A Toolkit

In collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Family Care International developed this advocacy toolkit, available in English, French, and Spanish, to promote the dissemination of WHO guidelines on Preventing early pregnancy and poor reproductive outcomes among adolescents in developing countries, which focus on key actions that aim to [more…]

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Advocating for Maternal Health: A Checklist for Private Sector Health Providers

Maternal health remains an urgent public health challenge for the global community. The private health sector — which includes independent physicians, nurses, and midwives; traditional practitioners; private clinics and hospitals; pharmacies, health shops, and drug outlets; and health insurers — has a unique ability to address this challenges, especially in providing maternal health care for [more…]

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