The whole idea here is to expand access and use of family planning services. Nine countries will be in the initiative, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Senegal, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. If you have not seen the TED video from Melinda Gates from earlier this year, use the link below and watch it. You know her influence on the Johns Hopkins grants are is all over it. BD
Melinda Gates Talks Birth Control and Contraception–Giving Women the Option To Control When They Want to Have Children–TED Video
Newswise — The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has received $28 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to continue and expand the Advance Family Planning advocacy initiative within the Bloomberg School’s Bill & Melinda Gates Institute on Population and Reproductive Health.
Advance Family Planning aims to increase resources and political commitment for quality family planning programs, as part of the July 2012 London Summit on Family Planning (now known as FP2020). The vision of the summit was to enable more women and girls in some of the world’s poorest countries to use contraceptive information, services and supplies, without coercion or discrimination, by 2020.