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Case Study: First-Ever Parliamentarian Club Founded to Build on Three-Fold Increase in Domestic Spending for Family Planning

Publication Year: 2012

A newly formed parliamentarian family planning club (PFPC) in Tanzania will oversee 1.83 billion shillings (US$ 1.1 million) of domestic resources for family planning during the 2011/2012 financial year, a three-fold increase over the previous year. Convened by the Tanzanian Association of Parliamentarians for Population and Development and aided by Health Policy Project (HPP) and Advance Family Planning (AFP), the PFPC comprises 15 members of parliament (MPs) from both the ruling and opposition parties of mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar. These MPs pledge to advance family planning as a socio-economic development tool, engage in policy on fund disbursement and supply chain management, and improve the quality of health services as steps toward reaching the national target of a 60% contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) by 2015.

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