World Population Day - Focusing on family planning

Nepalese mom and dad holding their baby and smiling.
The 2018 theme for World Population Day is "Family Planning is a Human Right." | Credit: Jessica Scranton

Increased access to family planning information and services can help reduce maternal deaths by 30 percent annually and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. SHOPS Plus works to achieve universal access to family planning products and services by working with the private health sector. On World Population Day, we highlight our work in Afghanistan and Nigeria, and feature a recent publication on integrating family planning into universal health coverage efforts

Couple looking at counselor in a TV ad
A television advertisement that shows a husband and a wife visiting a health provider to learn more about family planning.

Memorable TV spot promotes healthy birth spacing

SHOPS Plus partner, the Afghan Social Marketing Organization (ASMO), launched a multimedia campaign that promoted spacing births for better health of mothers and children. ASMO markets a basket of contraceptive options including condoms, oral pills and injectables to reduce maternal and child mortality in Afghanistan. Learn more.

Family planning training – Allowing the couple to decide

Four participants look through material at a family planning training session in Nigeria
SHOPS Plus conducted the training from from May 21 toJune 1, 2018. | Credit: Somtochukwu Mbelu

SHOPS Plus is working in Federal Capital Territory and Plateau State to enhance the existing family planning provider training and supervision systems to improve and maintain provider clinical skills and attitudes in Nigeria.

The project is conducting trainings that equip providers with the skills to deliver high quality family planning services in a manner that promotes client choice and empowerment. Learn more.

Integrating family planning into universal health coverage

Jeanna Holtz, health financing director for the SHOPS Plus project, discusses the impetus for a new brief on integrating family planning into universal health coverage efforts. She cites the need for family planning experts and health financing experts to find a common language.

Learn more about our family planning work. 

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