The Year Two Annual Report of the RESPOND (Responding with Essential Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Provision and New Delivery Mechanisms) program highlights the significant achievements and collaborative efforts of IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation) and MSI (MSI Reproductive Choices) in implementing essential sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, between August 2022 and July 2023. This report highlights progress made by both IPPF and MSI in delivering quality SRH information and services, addressing the challenges faced, and outlining the key priorities for the remaining period of program implementation.
At its core, the RESPOND program is ensuring that all people have access to quality SRH services in the Asia and Pacific region. The teams at MSI Asia Pacific (MSIAP) and IPPF and their Country Programmes (CP) and Member Associations (MA) have proved their commitment to this mission, which is evident in the quantitative and qualitative achievements made over the second year of the program. Leveraging IPPF’s and MSI’s established services and teams and maintaining close communication with local networks and partnerships at a countrywide level, RESPOND consistently achieves notable advancements towards its goals.
The success of service implementation is greatly attributed to the strong collaborative partnerships forged with local civil society organisations, government agencies, and healthcare providers. These partnerships have facilitated the integration of project activities into existing local systems, ensuring sustainability and local ownership of the initiatives. MSI and IPPF have had a longstanding, collaborative relationship, both at the country and management level. Program management teams have collaborated through shared learnings and resources, coordination of report submissions and presentations and monitoring trips to CPs and MAs. This relationship has benefited staff in country, as they have access to more support and resources to achieve quality service delivery. Both MSI and IPPF are looking forward to continuing this working partnership into the future.
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