Family Planning Programming

Family planning programs are critical in enabling couples to determine whether, when, and how many children to have is vital to ensure safe motherhood and healthy families. Voluntary family planning has profound health, economic, and social benefits for families and communities.

Courses

Created for program managers who design and implement CBFP programs, this course orients the learner to the major strategies, benefits, and challenges of CBFP while learning essential concepts for...
Source - © 2011 JHUCCP, Courtesy of Photoshare. Description - A couple in Uttar Pradesh, India, receives family planning counseling from RESPOND Project staff.
More than 200 million women in the developing world will enter their reproductive years during the next decade. In the future, as in the past, family planning (FP) will help save the lives of...
Source - FHI 360. Women living with HIV waiting in line at a family planning clinic.
Clients, providers, and programs can benefit from integrating family planning (FP) into HIV services. This course provides guidance on how to establish and sustain the delivery of integrated FP/HIV...
Counseling is an essential element of family planning (FP) services. This course describes FP counseling and explains its importance. FP providers and FP program managers will particularly benefit...
Source - © 2005 Henrica Jansen, Courtesy of Photoshare. Description - A billboard for an HIV/AIDS prevention campaign promotes condoms and fidelity and discourages unsafe injections in Duong Dong, the largest town on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam.
Learn the guiding principles that can help family planning professionals create new systems, make improvements to existing platforms, and prepare for future challenges. This course highlights program...
Gender norms influence people's access to and use of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and programming. Health professionals need to understand the relationship between gender and SRH to...
Source - MLE/NURHI. Description - Group of mothers waiting with their children in the waiting room of a public health facility in Nigeria.
Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy (HTSP) encompasses preventive health behaviors that can be successfully carried out using a number of different modern contraceptive methods to help women and...
A billboard shows family planning methods near the Plassac Health Clinic run by HAS (Hôpital Albert Schweitzer) in rural Haiti. © 2008 Margaret F. McCann, Courtesy of Photoshare
Ensuring access to information and affordable quality services for a wide range of contraceptive methods within family planning (FP) programs is vital to enabling women and men to achieve their...
Source - © 1999 Arturo Sanabria, Courtesy of Photoshare. Description - Residents gather as supply and service delivery trucks navigate a washed-out road in Ile district, Mozambique.
The purpose of a logistics system is to get the product to the customer, thereby providing good customer service. This course provides basic information on supply chain logistics for health...
This course orients the learner to the importance of family planning during the postpartum period. Discover guidance on the timely initiation of appropriate contraceptive methods for the postpartum...
PSI Familia Network in Tanzania. Photo Credit Khanga Rue Media
Social franchising utilizes commercial sector approaches to increase access, choice, and service quality through networks of private providers who deliver services under a common brand, in accordance...
In this course, learners get a solid overview of the legislative and policy requirements that govern US assistance for family planning (FP) activities. The course is intended for staff of the United...
Source - © 2009 Arturo Sanabria, Courtesy of Photoshare. Description - A young girl after an HIV talk at Kalingalinga Clinic in Zambia.
Half of the world’s population is younger than 25 years old and 9 out of 10 young people live in developing countries. These young people face profound challenges, such as high rates of early...