The objective of the programme is to ensure that the UN system is fit for purpose to support implementation of the 2030 Agenda, ensuring delivery of priorities as outlined in the Department’s Single Departmental Plan strategic objectives, and underpinned by the UK Aid Strategy and UK National Security Strategy of: strengthening global peace, security and governance; strengthening resilience and response to crises; promoting global prosperity; tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable.
To ensure that a reliable supply of contraceptives and life-saving medicines is available to improve reproductive, maternal and sexual health in the poorest countries. This support will enable girls and women to prevent unwanted pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections such as HIV and help ensure safe pregnancy and childbirth. It will contribute to achieving universal access to reproductive health. This programme was formerly known as 'Multi-country Support for Increased Access to Reproductive Health, including Family Planning'.
To improve reproductive, maternal, new born and child health services to the population of Punjab (Pb) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), which comprises 70% of the total population in Pakistan.
To save women and children’s lives by improving the quality, availability and accessibility of (reproductive, maternal, new born and child health (RMNCH) services. Phase 1 of this programme will focus on increasing access to preventive services (including family planning, water, sanitation and long lasting insecticide treated bednets) and improving service quality in line with the maternal and child health priorities of the President’s 10-24 Month Recovery Plan. The second phase will embed and build on the gains of the first phase and will increase equitable access to the improved RMNH services, whilst strengthening priority health systems for more sustainable service delivery.
Improve the health of Somalis which leads to improved human development and economic development outcomes for Somalia.
To increase access in Pakistan to qualtiy family planning information and services by those who would like to use it, particualrly underserved groups such as rural women. It will directly contribute to Sustainable Development Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being, as well as to the FP2020 target of reaching additional users of family planning.
DFID is providing up to £39m over a period of 5 years (2015-2020) to support global efforts for accelerating action to end child marriage. The UK has been at the forefront of international efforts to end child marriage. This programme is aligned with UK’s national interest - we cannot end global poverty, realise lasting peace or prosperity without empowering girls and women. When a girl marries later, she is more likely to stay in school longer and have better access to information, support and resources to earn a decent income. The intended outcome of the programme is adolescent girls supported to make healthier, safer and more empowered life transitions including on marriage choices and childbearing. The intended impact is: Reduction in prevalence of child marriage.
Improve access to and utilisation of essential health, population and nutrition services, particularly by the poor.
To increase the use of family planning in Kenya, especially to young and rural women, contribute to the country’s achievement of Millennium Development Goals and reduce maternal deaths.
The Zambia Health Systems Strengthening programme aims improve the health of women and girls in Zambia across the continuum of care from birth, childhood and motherhood. This together with our other parallel interventions to strengthen the health system, will by 2021 result in a reduction in child and maternal deaths by 25% and 15% respectively and contribute towards attainment of the sustainable development goal for health. The nutrition status of 500,000 children, women and young girls will be improved and 270,000 girls and women gain access to family planning.