Policy: Building the foundation for systems, services, and supplies

Policies set the tone for family planning programs. Ministries of Health play a primary role in developing health sector policy, with the aims of improving health system performance and promoting the health of the people. Policies and laws that affect health systems and health outcomes are also developed outside the health system.

This 8-page brief describes various policy levels, the importance of policies for family planning, and tips on supporting and implementing effective policy change.