The success of AFP will very much depend on effectively working with established reproductive health organizations such as BKKBN, Ministry of Health and other government institutions, Ikatan Bidan Indonesia (IBI), Ikatan Dokter Indonesia (IDI), and other professional organisations, USAID, UNFPA and other donors as well as other parties and individuals.
AFP builds on momentum generated by the re-emergence of U.S. leadership and the continuing and growing interest of European donors. Additionally, there is increased recognition at the country level for the need to invest in family planning in order to improve health and achieve the MDGs.
The project focuses on providing policy makers with evidence on why family planning is a sound investment with dividends in terms of health, socio-economic development, the environment, and other areas. The message and the messengers will reflect each country’s situation and the interests of those policy makers.
To achieve its goals, strengthen Southern advocates and create sustainable advocacy platforms, AFP has developed three distinct, but interrelated objectives:
Advance Family Planning (AFP) is an evidence-based, three-year effort designed to help developing countries achieve universal access to reproductive health (MDG 5b). It aims to revitalize family planning programs through increased and more effective funding, and improved policy commitments at the local, national, and global levels.