Nepal FP2020 Commitment 02017: The Government of Nepal updated its commitment at the Family Planning Summit in London, UK on July 11, 2017.
Nepal is committed to maintaining and sustaining the efforts already initiated including through the implementation of the FP2020 commitments made in March 2015, one month before the devastating earthquake. As such, Nepal reiterates that it will continue to increase government budget in Family Planning by 7% each year up to 2020.
Nepal is committed to “leaving no one behind” and “reaching the unreached” to accelerate the progress of increasing the number of additional users of family planning by an estimated 1 million by 2020, provided the proportion of demand satisfied increases to 71% by then. With a special focus on meeting the family planning need of adolescents and youth. Nepal will strive to increase the method mix with suitable FP methods of their choices.
Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) is a global partnership that supports the rights of women and girls to decide, freely, and for themselves, whether, when, and how many children they want to have.
Family Planning 2020 aims to expand access to family planning information, services, and supplies to an additional 120 million women and girls in 69 of the world’s poorest countries by 2020.
- Continue raising financial resources and promoting local-level budgetary allocations for FP that meets on-going policy and programmatic commitments.
- Continue raising the annual government allocation for FP by 7% each year up to 2020. Furthermore, Nepal will engage with external development partners including donors to raise additional commitments.
- Identify barriers to accessing FP services among individuals and couples belonging to special groups including adolescents and youth and formulate polices and strategies to address them.
- Strengthen and gradually scale up adolescent friendly services to cater for the needs of adolescents in all HFs.
- Improve regulatory framework to promote public-private partnership and expand health service delivery points to increase access to quality FP information and services.
- Strengthen enabling environment for family planning, including advocacy to mobilize resources from non-health sectors.
- Strengthen capacity of health institutions and service providers to expand FP service delivery networks, to
respond to the needs of marginalized, rural residents, migrants, adolescents with special focus during the time of emergencies/humanitarian settings.
- Increase availability of a broader range of modern contraceptives and improve method mix at different levels of the health care delivery system.
- Increase health care seeking behavior among populations with high unmet need for modern contraception by raising awareness on the importance of FP through various communication methods and media focusing on special groups like ethnic minorities, marginalized and disadvantaged groups.
- Strengthen evidence based/informed learnings for effective programme implementation through research and innovations.
- Introduce eLMIS at the district and gradually to the HFs level by end of 2019
- Effective procurement functions in place for timely procurement of commodities
- Proportion of HFs with “no stock out of FP commodities” increased from 70 to 95% by the end of 2020.
The following text is the commitment made by the Government of Nepal in 2015.
POLICY & POLITICAL COMMITMENTS
Nepal pledges to reposition family planning to foster sustainable social and economic development and to execute the Costed Implementation Plan on FP (2015-2020) within the Nepal Health Sector Program III (2015-2020). Nepal commits to identify barriers to accessing family planning services faced by individuals and couples, including adolescents and youth, those living in rural areas, migrants and other vulnerable or marginalized groups. The government also pledges to formulate policies and strategies to address these barriers. Furthermore, Nepal commits to improving the regulatory framework to promote public-private partnerships.
The government of Nepal commits to raise and invest the financial resources required to meet its policy and programmatic commitments. In particular, it pledges to increase funding for family planning programs by at least 7 percent annually from 2015 to 2020 and engage with external development partners to raise additional resources. In addition, Nepal pledges to strengthen the enabling environment for family planning by engaging in advocacy to mobilize resources from non-health sectors.
PROGRAM & SERVICE DELIVERY COMMITMENTS
The government of Nepal pledges to broaden the range of modern contraceptives available and improve method mix at different levels of the health care system. Nepal commits to engage in a range of communications and media activities to raise awareness of family planning among populations with a high unmet need for modern contraception, focusing particularly on adolescents and young people. Nepal will expand service delivery points to increase access to quality family planning information and services and facilitate family planning by strengthening delivery networks. The government pledges to support mobilizing resources from other, non-health sectors. Nepal commits to strengthening the evidence base for effective program implementation through research and innovation.