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Arlington, Virginia, John Snow [JSI], Family Planning Logistics Management [FPLM], 2000. x, 67 p. (USAID Contract No. CCP-C-00-95-00028-00)This report documents the status of technical assistance provided by the USAID-funded Family Planning Logistics Management project to the Bangladesh Family Planning Program in developing a countrywide contraceptive logistics system. A study conducted in November 1999 to evaluate the impact of technical assistance on logistics management and contraceptive security is detailed. The report concludes with findings from the study, lessons learned, and recommendations to continue improvements in the system. (author's)
Washington, D.C., USAID, 2000 Apr. 12 p.This paper documents the US global leadership in family planning in response to the challenge of saving women’s lives and protecting women’s health. Backed by a strong bipartisan consensus in Congress, the US support for voluntary family planning and related health programs in developing countries began in the 1960s. Since then, profound changes have occurred in reproductive behavior throughout most of the world. The other programs include enabling couples to make reproductive choices and enhancing quality of life and development. In addition, the US government provides family planning assistance to developing countries through the Agency for International Development, and the UN Population Fund. These partnerships seek to: provide comprehensive assistance; integrate family planning and other reproductive health services; expand access to services through partnerships with nongovernmental organizations; focus on quality care and the battle against HIV/AIDS; save women's lives by replacing abortion with contraception; and empower women through integrated approaches. Despite the above initiatives, special efforts are needed to expand access to those needing the family planning services in both public and private sectors.
COOPERATION SOUTH. 2000; (2):118-34.Building community services that cover the full range of people's reproductive health needs and choices, not just family planning, is still a new and complex idea for many developing countries. This places a premium on South-to-South experience exchanges about how to organize and manage such services, and on convincing many agencies both in developing and donor countries to support such cooperation. In this paper, Balla Musa Silla, Executive Director of Partners in Population and Development, discusses these needs and suggests responses in the context of the aftermath of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). She states that developing countries by definition do not have the resources available that developed countries do to experiment with many different ways to provide high-quality, integrated health services in the time-frame specified at ICPD. Despite considerable progress made on the ICPD agenda, much remains to be done to meet reproductive health needs. To address them requires mobilizing considerable resources, strong institutions, capable and skilled professionals, political will and tackling sensitive social and cultural issues.
FPAN NEWSLETTER. 2000 May-Aug; 20(3-4):7-8.On World Population Day, the Ministry of Population and Environment awarded a cash prize of Rupees 50,000 and a certificate to the Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN) for its outstanding work and contribution in the field of population and reproductive health. On the same event, FPAN also inaugurated a photo exhibit on “Reproductive Health and Sex Education”. A variety of photographs were collected from prominent photographers and contestants and were displayed for 3 days for public viewing. The function was attended by representatives from various international nongovernmental organizations/governmental organizations and government officials. Moreover, Mr. Sunil Kumar Bhandari, past president of FPAN also received a certificate of appreciation for his dedicated work and contribution to the population program. It is emphasized that receiving two awards on the occasion of the World Population Day has been a great honor and recognition of FPANs work by the Government.
JOICFP NEWS. 2000 Feb; (308):3.This article reports the activities undertaken by the Nepalese in order to sustain the JOICFP/Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN) project in the Panchkhal and Sunsari areas. With the end of UN Population Fund financial support to the project in 1999, Aiko Iijima, JOICFP Human Resource Division Director, visited Nepal to collaborate with project managers and community leaders in the project areas to help sustain the project activities. These activities covered 6 villages in Sunsari, which formed their own nongovernmental organizations and established a trust fund, while the remaining 5 villages are awaiting the approval of the Ministry of Health. Also through the JOICFP Voluntary Fund, 11 villages were provided with US$760, provided that each village raised a matching fund of at least 25%. Furthermore, FPAN proposed that 6 Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers be dispatched to the project, and that a senior volunteer work with a Nepalese community health expert to support and supervise the volunteers. In addition, a Family Welfare Center was constructed in Sunsari, and the Village Health Committee of Haraicha, Morang District, organized a contest for the healthiest baby.