HIP Family Planning in Humanitarian Settings: A Strategic Planning Guide

17 March, 2020

We are pleased to announce the latest High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIP) Family Planning in Humanitarian Settings: Strategic Planning Guide. This four-page HIPs guide underscores the lifesaving impact of family planning and leads key decision-makers through a strategic process to identify actions that improve family planning access in places at risk of, experiencing, and recovering from crisis events. Attached and copied below for your convenience are a series of communication messages that we would like you to use to share this information with your colleagues, organization, and partners. These messages include a short description, bulleted key points, and tweets. This HIP guide is also available in French and will be available soon in Spanish and Portuguese.

HIPs are a set of evidence-based family planning practices with demonstrated impact on contraceptive use and proven relevance in various contexts, vetted by global experts. HIPs enable programs to focus resources to maximize impact and encompass three categories of family planning: Service Delivery, Social and Behavior Change, and Enabling Environment. HIPs Core Conveners are USAID, UNFPA, WHO, IPPF, and FP2020. Visit www.fphighimpactpractices.org to learn more about HIPs.

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March 2020

New - HIP Family Planning in Humanitarian Settings: A Strategic Planning Guide

Family Planning and Humanitarian Response

Women’s reproductive health needs don’t stop when disaster strikes. High-quality family planning services in crisis settings save women’s lives, improve their health, and empower communities to contribute to recovery. Disasters and crises affect more people today than at any point since World War II. Most countries are affected by, or at risk of, disasters in some form. Family planning is a core element of effective, coordinated emergency response strategies.

The new HIP Strategic Planning Guide on Family Planning in Humanitarian Settings leads key decision-makers through a strategic process to identify actions that improve family planning access in places at risk of, experiencing, and recovering from crisis events. Countries can be better supported to think through preparedness actions so that they bounce back more easily from regional or localized crisis and maintain their development gains.

Source: http://www.familyplanning2020.org/sites/default/files/Our-Work/Humanitar...

Key points: Family Planning in Humanitarian Settings: A Strategic Planning Guide

Family planning in a humanitarian crisis is one of four main clinical and lifesaving services.

High-quality family planning services in crisis settings save women’s lives, improve their health, and empower communities to contribute to recovery.

Ensuring continuous access to family planning for populations experiencing a humanitarian crisis is needed, demanded and feasible.

This HIPs strategic planning guide leads national and sub-national decision-makers through a process to identify actions that improve family planning access in places at risk of, experiencing, and recovering from crisis events.

Preparedness actions improve the timeliness and quality of a response during a crisis event and help ensure that development gains are not lost when crisis strikes.

Stakeholders in the preparedness, emergency response, and recovery stages vary depending on the phase and severity of the crisis, and the capacity of international, national, and sub-national structures.

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