How can limited resources for global health be spent to have the biggest possible impact? Health Policy Plus’ Jay Gribble does some soul searching and makes the case for family planning’s strong return on investment in his latest blog.
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The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and Health Policy Plus (HP+) project hosted a high-level Family Planning (FP) Advocates’ workshop in Abuja. The event brought together prominent Nigerians from a wide variety of backgrounds to explore the challenges facing Family Planning in Nigeria and to commit to specific actions advocating for increased resources for FP intervention in Nigeria.
How can limited resources for global health be spent to have the biggest possible impact? Health Policy Plus’ Jay Gribble does some soul searching and makes the case for family planning’s strong return on investment in his latest blog, where he argues, “Family planning isn’t just a good investment—it’s a great investment and yields large positive returns. But perhaps more important is the transformative role that family planning can play at the individual, family, community, and national levels.
Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, the deputy governor of Sokoto State, inaugurated the Sokoto State Child Spacing Advocacy Working Group on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The Sokoto State Child Spacing Advocacy Working Group (AWG) is an initiative of the USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) project in Nigeria. It is expected to create a platform for stakeholders in Sokoto State to engage with policymakers to promote improved policies and funding for maternal and child health and child spacing.
How can you ensure sustainable domestic financing for health programs that prioritize access to the marginalized? How do you navigate power struggles at the decentralized level to effectively implement health programs? How do you keep policy reforms moving forward when stakeholders are at odds? These were among the challenging policy—and political—issues discussed at the forum on “The Art of Policymaking: Advancing Health Policy in Dynamic and Complex Environments,” hosted by HP+.
A recent article, published in AIDS Care, examines how stigma faced by sex workers affects their use of HIV- and non-HIV related healthcare services and undermines their human right to health. The authors argue that stigma—particularly the intersection of key population- and HIV-related stigma—acts as a roadblock at each step in the HIV treatment cascade, threatening individuals’ health and our collective ability to control the HIV epidemic.