In 2012, donor governments, philanthropists and partners from around the world, including MSI, set out on a mission: enable 120 million more women and girls in the world’s poorest countries to access family planning by the year 2020.
This year, the FP2020 partnership released a five year report that shows modern contraceptive use has increased approximately 30% faster than the historical trend in 69 FP2020 countries.
In the Africa region, MSI is proud to have contributed more than 10% of the overall achieved impact, and more than 20% in countries such as Madagascar, Mali and Sierra Leone.
Following President Trump’s reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule earlier this year, however, shifts in the global political landscape have jeopardized funding for family planning programs. A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that donor government funding for family planning has sharply declined over the past two years.
At MSI, we’ve seen the withdrawal of US Government funding hurt our programs that serve the vulnerable women and girls who need our services most.