There are millions of women around the world who still don’t have control of their futures, because they can’t choose when they have children.
Over the next five years the way that we deliver on our mission will be guided by our Scaling-Up Excellence: One woman at a time strategy. It challenges us to go further and provide services to ever more of the 214 million women in developing countries who want to access contraception but cannot do so.
Scaling-Up Excellence is deeply rooted in our values, our commitment to our clients, and our unwavering focus on clinical quality and client-centred care. It builds on the lessons we’ve learned and new approaches we’ve developed during our 40 years of delivering contraception and safe abortion in developing countries.
In Scaling-Up Excellence we have made a firm commitment to our clients: we are here for the long term. Our firm belief is that no woman who has ever been given access to contraception or safe abortion should ever be denied it again. Access to contraception and safe abortion should be affordable for women and national governments in 2016, 2020, 2030 and beyond.
No woman who has ever been given access to contraception or safe abortion should ever be denied it again.
Our approach to delivering more for women who want to choose when they have children is built on three pillars: Scale and Impact, Quality and Sustainability. These pillars form the strategic framework that will guide our work over the next five years.
The key focus of the next five years will be to double our health impact by delivering contraception and safe abortion delivery at scale. We will:
We will not compromise our absolute commitment to Quality in everything we do. It is the Quality of our services that will drive our ability to achieve Scale and Impact. We will:
We want to deliver Scale and Impact and maintain our commitment to Quality, not just this year or for the duration of our Scaling-Up Excellence strategy but for generations to come. So we will:
The services that we will provide under Scaling-Up Excellence will allow millions of women to take control of their futures and:
This will mean brighter, healthier and more prosperous futures for millions of women and their families, communities and countries.
Harriet is 19 years old and lives in rural Zambia. For Harriet being able to access contraception is not just about planning a family or the choice not to have children. She wants to complete her education and access all the possibilities it will mean for her.
One of our outreach teams in Zambia, like so many of our teams around the world, were able to help Harriet access the contraception of her choice. They fitted her with an implant and now she will be able to finish her secondary education and hopefully go onto college to train to be a teacher or a nurse.
For her being able to access contraception means that she can fulfil her dreams for the future.
For more detail on our 2020 mission, download a pdf version of 'Scaling-Up Excellence'.
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