WHGI Publications & Resources

Case Study: Democratic Republic of the Congo Commits to Family Planning through the Global FP2020 Partnership

Publication Year: 2015

The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) committed to support family planning on November 15, 2013 at the 3rd International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. On behalf of the government, Mr. Dieudonné Kwete Shamantshiey, Health Advisor to the Prime Minister, delivered the pledge to revitalize family planning services by implementing and financially supporting the DRC’s recently-developed national strategic plan for family planning, reforming laws that pose barriers to planned births, and empowering women. This commitment sealed the DRC’s inclusion in the global Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) partnership to increase the number of girls and women using contraceptives by 120 million by 2020.

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