Despite clear evidence of demand for family planning within humanitarian crises, response efforts suffer from several challenges linked to funding. Further, there is an ongoing debate around financing requirements to support larger and longer crises and the constantly evolving needs within the humanitarian sector. In light of these challenges, Health Policy Plus (HP+) conducted a review of the humanitarian crisis response planning processes, cases, and associated literature to understand how family planning needs are managed and financed across humanitarian crisis contexts.
While investment in strong health systems and supply chains is still needed, the supply-driven approach dominant in family planning fails to address the individual, relational, and social barriers faced by women and couples in achieving their reproductive intentions and desired family size. Read more in a new report: Elevating Social and Behavior Change as an Essential Component of Family Planning Programs.
A new report explores: Did FP2020’s “120 million additional users” goal exacerbate inequities and lead to a prioritization of certain populations?
This article, Evaluating Young People’s Ability to Sustain an Evidence-Based Social Accountability Approach to Improve Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Ntcheu, Malawi, reports on if and the Community ScoreCard (CSC) process – first introduced in Ntcheu through the Maternal Health Alliance Project in 2011- was sustained more than two years after direct facilitation support by CARE and partners had ended.
Human-centered design (HCD) is increasingly being applied in global health programs, but its application varies widely across projects, and its documentation is limited. With an aim to expand the knowledge base, the Beyond Bias project has documented, in a three-part series, its experience using HCD in a multidisciplinary approach to develop effective, scalable adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health interventions.