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Report on PROGRESS project highlights FHI 360’s leadership in family planning

February 05, 2014

FHI 360’s Program Research for Strengthening Services (PROGRESS) project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), aimed to improve access to family planning methods and services. FHI 360’s significant contributions to the global technical leadership and country programs in family planning are evident in the PROGRESS End-of-Project Report: Meeting the Family Planning Needs of Underserved Populations, which summarizes the successes and contributions of the five-year PROGRESS project (2008–2013).

Accomplishments highlighted in the report include: 

  • Expanded community-based access to injectable contraception
  • Generated new evidence to support postpartum family planning services
  • Developed, introduced and evaluated m4RH, a mobile phone family planning information service

Combining our technical leadership with an integrated, multidisciplinary approach, FHI 360 continues to advance family planning as a major part of the global development agenda. At the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, we joined the international community in pledging to reach an additional 120 million women with unmet need for family planning by 2020. Our groundbreaking work addresses critical research questions and introduces life-changing innovations.

Additional information and resources from PROGRESS continue to be available on the project website.

Read more about FHI 360’s current projects and initiatives, as well as leadership, in family planning.