New and Renewed PartnershipsFour of the world’s largest organizations devoted to improving the health of women and girls are core partners in FP2020:
DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID)
DFID is the ministerial department that leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. Its responsibilities include honoring the UK’s international commitments and taking action to achieve the MDGs, and improving the lives of girls and women through better education and a greater choice on family planning.
THE BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty.
UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND (UNFPA)
UNFPA delivers a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA is the longest-serving multilateral agency leading in the field of family planning, and currently supports family planning progress in more than 150 countries. UNFPA promotes family planning as part of a comprehensive approach to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights. This includes not only essential supplies but also training midwives, eliminating barriers to access, making family planning available to adolescents and unmarried people, empowering women and girls, engaging men and boys, responding in humanitarian emergencies, and mobilizing national and global commitment.
UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID)
USAID is the United States federal government agency primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid. USAID seeks to extend a helping hand to those people overseas struggling to make a better life, recover from a disaster, or striving to live in a free and democratic country. USAID has been the leading donor in international family planning for more than 40 years— both in terms of financial resources (in most years making up 40%–50% of all donor funds) and technical leadership (advancing new technologies and supporting program innovation, implementation, and evaluation).
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