Advance Family Planning

© 2009 Center for Communication Programs, Courtesy of Photoshare

© 2009 Center for Communication Programs, Courtesy of Photoshare

Advance Family Planning (AFP) is an advocacy initiative comprising more than 20 partner organizations working to increase the financial investment and political commitment needed to ensure access to quality, voluntary family planning through evidence-based advocacy. The initiative works in ten focus countries at the subnational and national levels:

  • Bangladesh
  • Burkina Faso
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

AFP helps to achieve the Family Planning 2020 goal by mobilizing political leaders, funders, researchers, service providers, religious leaders, and civil society. Collectively, AFP identifies opportunities for change—and act on them.

The initiative provides decision-makers with evidence that family planning is a sound investment for individuals, communities, and a nation’s future and is a fundamental part of universal health care.

AFP is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. CCP leads Advance Family Planning Indonesia and Advance Family Planning Tanzania.

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To achieve its goals, strengthen Southern advocates and create sustainable advocacy platforms, AFP has developed three distinct, but interrelated approaches:

  • Advocating at every level from capitals to communities
  • Amplifying voices from the Global South
  • Diffusing SMART advocacy for sustainable change