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USAID/West Africa Expand Family Planning and Sexual and Reproductive Health (ExpandPF) Programme

Scaling up high impact practices to improve voluntary family planning service access and use in poor and underserved urban and peri-urban populations.

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In francophone West and Central Africa, poor access to high-quality voluntary family planning (FP) and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) counselling and services has a devastating impact on adolescent girls and young women, their male partners, their families, and their communities. Urgent progress is needed for supportive FP/SRH social and gender norms, and equitable service quality and access, particularly for adolescents.

Experts have compiled a set of evidence-based high impact practices (HIPs) that have a documented impact on FP and SRH outcomes. USAID/West Africa Expand Family Planning and Sexual and Reproductive Health (ExpandPF), a five-year programme funded by USAID, will scale up selected HIPs to improve access to and use of voluntary FP services in poor and underserved urban and peri-urban populations in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Mauritania, and Togo.

Options’ work will focus on developing systems and tools to support country level adoption and scale up of HIPS in urban and peri-urban centres across the four countries. Working with government, civil society and other local partners, we will develop and roll out a roadmap for adaptation, replication and scale-up of HIPs and a strategy for embedding practices into existing policies, plans and budgets to ensure interventions are sustained.

ExpandPF is implemented by a consortium led by IPPF with partners including Etrilabs, the IPPF member associations in each country: Association Ivoirienne pour le Bien-Être Familial (AIBEF), Association Togolaise pour le Bien-Être Familial (ATBEF), Association Mauritanienne pour la Promotion de la Famille (AMPF), and Cameroon National Association for Family Welfare (CAMNAFAW); as well as Viamo and EVIHDAF.

Date
2023 - 2028
Focus areas
Reproductive health and Family Planning
Capabilities
Scaling Solutions