Attaining Sustainable Financing for Family Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa
January 15-19th 2018 – Movenpick Hotel, Accra Ghana
The regional meeting hosted by USAID was well attended by 60 delegates from 15 countries; Ghana, Mali, Malawi, Madagascar, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Niger, Cote d’Ivoire, DRC Congo, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Guatemala. Development partners were represented from USAID, UNFPA, FP 2020, DFID amongst others. ThinkWell supported the participation of NCPD. The meeting provided a platform for sharing recent country experiences; success and challenges in achieving sustainable financing for family planning. The participants were taken through cutting-edge practices and related tools that can inform financing options for family planning to reduce reliance on external assistance. They gained increased understanding of approaches to improve domestic resource mobilization, to strengthen private sector engagement, and to increase efficiency in FP service delivery, which can release more health-system resources for FP scale-up. Country teams identified action steps they can take to ensure sustainable FP financing complementing plans related universal health coverage.