Gates Foundation, UNFPA pledge US$3.1 billion to increase access to family planning at global launch of FP2030 partnership

Leaders from across the reproductive health space including Melinda French Gates and UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem gathered at the global event LAUNCHING FP2030: Moving Forward Together to Transform the Future introducing the transformed FP2030 partnership and its new leadership alongside the first FP2030 commitments from national governments and donors. The inclusive and wide-reaching new scope of the partnership was outlined in FP2030’s latest report, Becoming FP2030.

Nov. 18, 2021, Washington, D.C. – At a global gathering marking the launch of the new decade of the Family Planning 2030 (FP2030) partnership, leaders from across the family planning and global health fields pledged major new commitments toward ensuring that every woman and girl across the world has access to lifesaving family planning services.

FP2030, a global partnership that supports the reproductive rights of women and girls, convened the event LAUNCHING FP2030: Moving Forward Together to Transform the Future, where more than US$3.1 billion in funding was committed toward widening access to family planning over the next five years. Major commitments came from organizations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). National government commitments were also celebrated, with Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guinea, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan,Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda having announced their national pledges toward sustaining global action in family planning. Some of the key commitments:

  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation committed US$8.5 million over two years to fund the FP2030 Support Network, part of the foundation’s larger commitment of US$1.4 billion over five years to expand the use of family planning. These funds will be used to support a large network of partners, as well as to develop contraceptive technologies and innovative strategies to inform and empower women and girls.
  • UNFPA committed US$1.7 billion over four years to increase access to family planning. The funds will directly support the FP2030 partnership by designating focal points within all commitment-making program countries, as well as designating staff to serve on FP2030’s Governing Board.
  • Burkina Faso committed to guarantee the availability and accessibility of quality reproductive health information and services adapted to the needs of adolescents and youths in 100% of public health facilities by 2025. The government will also increase the budget line for purchasing commodities by 10% each year from 2022 to 2025.
  • Ethiopia pledged to proportionally increase financing for family planning services by 2030 by continuing to earmark funds from its treasury and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) pool fund and to track the financing for family planning using the Ethiopian National Health Accounts. In addition, the government committed to reduce teenage pregnancy among adolescent girls from 12.5% to 7% by 2025 and to 3% by 2030.
  • Guinea made a commitment to substantially increase the availability, quality, and affordability of family planning services with a goal to ensure family planning availability in 90% of public health centers by 2023.
  • Kenya pledged to increase its modern contraceptive prevalence rate for married women from 58% to 64% by 2030 and to reduce unmet need for family planning for all women from 14% to 10% by 2030.
  • Nigeria committed to strengthen the integration of family planning into the government’s socioeconomic development frameworks and plans as a key facilitator of human capital development and universal health coverage to achieve the demographic dividend, while also improving financing for family planning by allocating a minimum of 1% of the national and state health budgets annually (equivalent to N 4.7 billion and N 6.9 billion, respectively) to increase financing for family planning by 2030.
  • Tanzania committed to reduce the teenage pregnancy rate from 27% to 20% by 2025, increase the modern contraceptive prevalence rate for all women from 32% in 2019 to 47% by 2030, and increase domestic resources to finance family planning commodities by at least 10% annually by 2030 — and to have those funds be fully disbursed.
  • Uganda committed to allocate 10% of maternal and child health resources to adolescent reproductive health services by July 2025, to increase the modern contraceptive prevalence rate for all women from 30.4% in 2020 to 39.6% by 2025, and to reduce unmet need from 17% in 2020 to 15% by 2025.

The total number of commitment-makers is 46 as of November 2021, with the Launching FP2030 event marking the official start of the new decade of the FP2030 partnership. This follows the previous iteration as the FP2020 partnership, which was formed in 2012 and oversaw some remarkable progress, notably an increase in the number of people using contraception by 60 million, doubling the number of modern contraceptive users in some 13 low-income countries). In 2019 alone, these combined efforts prevented more than 121 million unintended pregnancies, 21 million unsafe abortions., and 125,000 maternal deaths.

Building on the strengths and successes of FP2020, the new FP2030 partnership is poised to embrace a more accessible and inclusive global partnership, with a new Governing Board made up of representatives from governments, multilateral agencies, donors, global nongovernmental organizations, and civil society and youth organizations, with a focus on diversity, particularly in terms of gender, age, geography, sexual orientation, and background, including young people under the age of 30. In addition, in 2022, FP2030 will open regional hubs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, with greater direction set by regional and national leadership. The locations of the first of these regional hubs, the two in Africa, will be announced in early 2022.

At the high-profile event, important discussions took place on a range of topics, including the need to innovate in family planning amid COVID-19 and other global crises, and the need to preserve and sustain family planning funding despite global cuts in funding and supply chains. FP2030 and its partners highlighted the critical nature of access to family planning, an essential right for every woman and girl no matter where she lives. When women and girls have the ability to shape and make their own choices about family planning, both health-related outcomes and long-term social and economic progress are improved.

“The pandemic has demonstrated the centrality of health and that global challenges require global solutions. The launch of Family Planning 2030 is an opportunity to expand and improve our collaborative work on family planning. Family planning and contraception, including postpartum and post-abortion services, must be recognized as essential health services and as critical for reducing gender inequalities,” commented Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

FP2030’s latest report, Becoming FP2030, was also released alongside the event. The first of two reports being released this year, it provides a deeper look into the vision powering the new decade of partnership, which will be focusing on five key areas: policy, data, financing, gender norms, and system responsiveness. Outlined in this report is the rationale behind the new regional hubs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, which will strengthen the partnership’s ability to provide support to key commitment-makers representing communities in these locations. The report also sets out the partnership’s new approach, which is deeply rooted in transparency and accessibility, with FP2030 planning to deepen its engagement with youths and other underserved groups, including people with disabilities and members of the LGBTQIA+ commu

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Family Planning 2030 (FP2030) is a global partnership working with governments, civil society, multilateral organizations, donors, the private sector, and the research and development community to enable millions more women and girls to use contraceptives no matter where they live. The objective of FP2030, an outcome of the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, is to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health services and rights by 2030, as laid out in Sustainable Development Goals 3 and 5. FP2030 is in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for  Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health.