IFFP - Integrated Family Planning Program

The Integrated Family Planning Program (IFPP) is a five-year USAID/Mozambique funded initiative to increase use of modern contraceptive methods by target populations inall 36 districts in Nampula and Sofala provinces in Mozambique. The IFPP responds to the United States Government (USG) strategy for development and foreign assistance in Mozambique through the Country Development Coordination Strategy (CDCS). The USAID/Mozambique CDCS outlines an overarching development objective health goalto “Improve the Health Status of Target Populations” through three results: 1) Increased coverage of high impact health and nutrition services, 2) Increased adoption of positive health and nutrition behaviors, and 3) Strengthened systems to deliver health, nutrition, and social services (CDCS, 2013).

In alignment with this goal and these results, IFPP aims to support the Government of the Republic of Mozambique (GRM) and Ministry of Health (MISAU) priorities and increase the use of modern contraceptive methods by target populations through three intermediate results: 1) Increased access to a wide range of modern contraceptive methods and quality family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) services, 2) Increased demand for modern contraceptive methods and quality FP/RH services, and 3) Strengthened FP/RH health systems. Under IFPP, the three intermediate results (IRs) are integrated and mutually reinforcing. Activities under IR1 increase the quality of service delivery at facility and community level, activities under IR2 generate demand for those services and link the community with the facility. The health system strengthening activities proposed under IR3 are cross-cutting and support the sustainability and institutionalization of the service delivery improvement efforts (IR1) and demand generation interventions (IR2), and interact with IR2 activities to increase the community involvement in health system accountability.

IFPP aims to reach women with a particularly high unmet need for family planning (FP), namely: postpartum women; women living with HIV; adolescents, including orphans and vulnerable children (OVC); medium- and high-parity women; and post-abortion women. Additionally, IFPP recognizes that increasing the uptake of contraception in Mozambique requires shifting inequitable gender norms. Therefore, men and boys, alongside other key influencers, are meaningfully and systematically engaged throughout all intervention areas and intervention packages.

The project is led by Pathfinder International with a team of global and local partners—N’weti, Population Services International (PSI), and Abt Associates.