USAID's recent meeting in Ghana marked an important step forward for strategic, country-led health financing in the region. Learn more about the meeting and read a summary of what HP+ shared.
HP+ contributes to optimizing health resources and fostering more equitable, sustainable, rights-based health services, supplies, and delivery systems.
Last month marked an important step forward in sub-Saharan Africa’s move toward strategic, sustainable, and country-led financing for family planning. Stakeholders from national governments, civil society, the private sector, USAID, and other development partner organizations gathered at a week-long meeting in Accra, Ghana to share country experiences and explore cutting-edge approaches and tools.
USAID's HEARD Project shines the light on the White Ribbon Alliance and HP+'s work to build a movement for respectful maternity care.
Over the past five years, the partnership achieved its goal of one million additional family-planning users, and has now increased its goal to 2.2 million by 2020. In the past two years, the partnership has added 910,000 additional users, representing achievement of 41% of their goal.
Working-age young adults in places characterized by low employment prospects, social services, and educational opportunities are more susceptible to recruitment by rebel or extremist groups. While a young population does not equate to armed conflict or violence, addressing the needs of youth—education, jobs, and health—are critical to helping individuals and nations overcome challenges and achieve their potential.