FHI 360 Renews Commitments to FP2020 FAMILY PLANNING 2020 WORKS WITH PARTNERS TO ENABLE 120 MILLION MORE WOMEN AND GIRLS TO USE CONTRACEPTIVES BY 2020

At the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, FHI 360 committed US$1 million of its own resources to support the development and introduction of new contraceptive technologies that will provide women in the developing world with additional high-quality, affordable family planning options.

As of the FP2020 midpoint in 2016, FHI 360 had exceeded its original commitment, having contributed a total of US$2.29 million of its own resources toward these efforts.

This financial contribution was complemented with a wide portfolio of work contributing to FP2020 goals, through not only contraceptive development and introduction, but also research, advocacy and programs.

As such, in October 2016, FHI 360 renewed its commitments to FP2020 to reflect the organization's continued passion for family planning as a cornerstone of human development.

2016 Updates

Financial

FHI 360 increases its financial commitment, from an original pledge of US$1 million of its own resources to a renewed pledge of US$3 million. These funds will be spent to support the development and introduction of new contraceptive technologies that will provide women in the developing world with additional high-quality, low-cost, family planning options.

Policy and Political

FHI 360 renews its commitment to expand the evidence base for family planning programming and the translation of evidence into policy and practice.

  • In response to a lack of knowledge about the association between hormonal contraception and HIV acquisition, FHI 360 will provide evidence to support contraceptive decisionmaking for women at risk of HIV infection who also wish to avoid pregnancy.
  • FHI 360 continues its commitment to make family planning more accessible through task-shifting, by conducting research and advocacy for policy change.
  • FHI 360 will continue to work with government stakeholders in FP2020 countries to develop, implement and monitor costed implementation plans for family planning.
  • In addition, FHI 360 will advocate for the inclusion of family planning as an essential part of an integrated approach to development. When women and girls are able to plan the size of their families and time their pregnancies, we make progress on nearly every Sustainable Development Goal.

Program and Service Delivery

Development and introduction of new contraceptive technologies, particularly long-acting methods, will not only help meet the goals of FP2020, but also maintain and expand those successes in the coming decades.

  • FHI 360 commits to advancing at least five new contraceptive methods through the development pipeline.
  • FHI 360 also pledges to support the introduction of new and affordable IUDs into FP2020 target countries.
“FHI 360 has more than 40 years of experience leading family planning and reproductive health research to support contraceptive development and strengthen programs globally. We are honored to be able to continue our commitment to the world’s most vulnerable populations with new and improved contractive technologies and access to affordable family planning options.” — Timothy Mastro, MD, DTM&H, Chief Science Officer, FHI 360

An update on FHI 360's progress toward its commitments as of the FP2020 midpoint in July 2016 is available from the FP2020 website.

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Photo credits: Top: Adrian Brooks, Courtesy of Photoshare; Middle: Jessica Scranton/FHI 360; Bottom: Leanne Gray/FHI 360.

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