Family planning successes have historically always involved finding new ways of getting information and services to clients – whether through a new method, a new model of delivery or a new way of analysing information.
The family planning community needs to be creative in order to continue tackling future
challenges and to reach those not currently served by existing, traditional service delivery mechanisms.
Innovations range from incremental improvements to existing products and services, to a radical shift from the status quo. Our mobile clinical outreach, social franchise and
voucher programmes are innovations in themselves.
We continue to innovate to strengthen the impact and reach of these programmes. For example, in Madagascar we used mobile money reimbursements to expand the reach and efficiency of our social franchise network.
In Viet Nam, we applied private sector franchising principles to improve sexual and reproductive health services delivered by the public sector.