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Policy Approaches to Enhancing Contraceptive Security in Decentralized Contexts
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Author(s): Elizabeth Leahy Madsen, María Rosa Gárate, Maria Griselda Lloveras Castera, Miriam Rojo Silva, and Hannah Fortune-Greeley

Primary Language: English

Date: 9/30/2013


This report describes two pilot technical assistance programs implemented by the USAID-funded Health Policy Project to strengthen policy development and implementation related to contraceptive security at decentralized levels in Peru and the Dominican Republic. Over a two-year period, three regional and municipal committees engaged a multisectoral group of political leaders, technocrats, civil society representatives, and healthcare providers to collaboratively assess policy and funding barriers related to family planning and design and implement solutions. The compilation of experience and results is intended to inform programs to strengthen contraceptive security at the decentralized level in other settings, whether through committees or other mechanisms. As decentralization continues to evolve in Latin America and other regions, it is critical to strengthen subnational capacity in the public sector and civil society to ensure that high-quality and equitable services are demanded, delivered, and monitored at all levels of the health system in a manner that promotes sustainability and local ownership.

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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