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 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.
This programme will support the delivery of life-saving humanitarian aid to those in most acute need in Syria. It will do so by providing funds for rapid response to sudden-onset crises, as well as filling critical gaps in the international response. It will lay the foundation for this delivery by providing support for better information on needs and targeting, strengthened coordination, and enhanced leadership.
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.
The Syria Protection Programme will provide civilians affected by armed conflict with specialised protection services
To deliver more and higher quality services and better health now and in the long term. It will prevent over 2,800 women dying in pregnancy or childbirth, safely deliver 69,500 babies, provide 1 million users with modern family planning, screen over 900,000 women for cervical cancer, and provide 1.7 million young children and 300,000 pregnant women with essential nutritional care.
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.
To improve reproductive maternal and child health (RMCH) outcomes in Mozambique by strengthening community and institutional systems. This contributes toward the Family Planning 2020 objectives
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.
This programme aims to increase access to a new injectable contraceptive across some of the world's poorest countries. This injectable - known by its current brand name 'Sayana Press' - is well-suited to low-resource settings, and offers the potential for self-injection. This programme will respond to demand for the new injectable across the 46 UNFPA Supplies target countries, located in Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East.
This programme will work to strengthen voice and accountability for women's rights and young people. It will address the root causes of disadvantage, discrimination and exclusion working with communities, civil society, government institutions and the UN. It will work to shift damaging social norms, attitudes and behaviours at the individual, institutional and societal levels to improve gender equality and youth participation.
To improve access to family planning to reduce maternal mortality and enable women and girls to have choice and control over their sexual and reproductive health. To support over 400,000 women to access contraception for the first time. The programme emphasises working within the Government of Zambia system in provinces where unmet need is particularly high to ensure sustainability of results and embed improvements within existing systems.
This is a national programme to scale up access to family planning across Tanzania. Specific activities will include: • Outreach work in rural and urban areas as well as in Tanzania’s refugee camps and host communities. • Specific work to improve access to family planning as well as sexual and reproductive health information to youth, people with disabilities as well as services for victims of sexual violence. • Procure family planning commodities, strengthen the supply chain, and train of public health providers
To ensure that women and men have access to a mix of quality contraceptives.
This targeted investment programme will expand DFID’s current support for family planning service delivery via quality national third party provider(s) – with a view to increasingly meeting needs of youth and younger couples.
To provide support for humanitarian and early recovery actions to meet emergency needs, improve living conditions and reduce vulnerabilities for conflict-affected communities in non-government controlled areas and among internally displaced persons and host communities in government-controlled areas of Ukraine.
To address unmet need for family planning among excluded and vulnerable women in Nepal by reducing unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortion through increase access to and use of modern methods of contraception.
The project will contribute to the global goal of healthy lives and well-being for all and the manifesto commitment on family planning. It will develop competent and accredited midwives in the private sector. It will also professionalise midwifery in Bangladesh through building capacity and system strengthening. Almost 5500 midwives will be graduated under this project.