Using Data and Information to Advance Contraceptive Security in Latin America and the Caribbean
|Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1|
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Contraceptive security exists when all women and men are able to choose, obtain, and use high-quality family planning (FP) products and services. Countries and donors have employed four key strategies in strengthening the policy environment for contraceptive security (CS): awareness raising, advocacy, policy dialogue, and planning. None of these strategies can be effective unless they are credible and presented for debate in a clear manner in which policymakers and stakeholders can understand the issues and implications for policy change.
This paper presents information collected in 67 key informant interviews in six countries that have established CS committees (Bolivia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Paraguay), and features some further examples from Guatemala and Peru, where improvements in contraceptive security took place in the absence of CS committees. One of the study objectives was to understand how committee members used data and information in supporting a variety of awareness-raising, advocacy, policy analysis, and planning activities.
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|Document Type:||Technical Reports: Regional|
|No. of Pages:||19|
|Country:||LATIN AMERICA and the CARIBBEAN|
|Keywords:||Advocacy, Networks, Policy Formulation, Policy Implementation, FP/RH, Contraceptive Security, Unmet Need, Case Studies|