Advance Family Planning

FUNDED BY: Johns hopkins center for communication programs

Since 2012, Health Promotion Tanzania (HDT) has been a lead implementing partner of Advance Family Planning (AFP) project, ( an initiative working in 10 countries working to achieve the FP2020 goal by providing decision-makers with evidence that family planning is a sound investment for individuals, communities and a nation’s future, and that access to family planning is a fundamental part of universal health care.

AFP activities included organizing advocacy meetings with policy makers like Government executives, Members of Parliament, religious leaders and training of other local CSOs on advocacy skills.

In Tanzania, among the key achievements of AFP include the government demonstrating strong support for maternal and child health by nearly tripling the annual family planning budget–– from 5 billion Tanzanian shillings (about $2.2 million U.S. dollars) in the 2016-17 budget to 37 billion Tanzanian shillings (about $16.2 million) in the 2017-18 budget.

AFP implementation in Tanzania and Indonesia, among the many partner countries, is led by the Johns Hopkins University Centre for Communications Programs (JHU/CCP). Other countries include Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Burkina-Faso, Colombia, Dominican Republic, India, Mexico, Senegal and others.  For more information see the AFP website:

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