Advance Family Planning

About AFP

Visit Advance Family Planning Advance Family Planning (AFP) is an advocacy initiative comprising individual family planning champions, locally based nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), government officials, and regional health and development networks. We aim to increase the financial investment and political commitment needed to ensure access to high-quality, voluntary family planning through evidence-based advocacy.

AFP works to build on the momentum of the 2012 London Family Planning Summit and achieve the goals of the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) partnership: to enable 120 million more women and girls in some of the world’s poorest countries to access contraceptive information, services, and supplies, without coercion or discrimination by 2020. Our focus is on providing decision makers with evidence that family planning is a sound investment with dividends in health and women’s empowerment, socioeconomic development, the environment, and other areas.

AFP was established in 2009 at the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with the leadership and support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

For more information, see our brochure, available in English and Français.

Focus Countries

AFP is mobilizing sustainable family planning and reproductive health advocacy in countries that have the potential to foster wider replication of the AFP approach.