Creating a Supportive Policy Environment: Identifying Barriers and Enablers to Integrating Family Planning into Universal Health Coverage Schemes

The Health Policy Plus (HP+) project recently developed and implemented an analytical framework and associated guide for family planning stakeholders to identify and analyze laws, regulations, and policies that inhibit or enable the integration of family planning into health financing schemes and health sector reform. This practitioner-oriented approach should allow family planning program advocates as well as health financing experts to find common ground and increase the accessibility, affordability, and quality of modern contraception.

During this webinar, HP+ staff and other colleagues describe the framework and present the findings from two case studies. Representatives from the HP+ country team in Madagascar and from USAID’s ProtectHealth project in the Philippines share insights into the main policy enablers and inhibitors for sustainably financing family planning in their countries.