Technical Expertise: Health Systems Strengthening
In 2002, 41% of the married women in Jordan were using a modern method of contraception. The public sector supplied 34% of contraceptives, while the commercial private sector supplied 38% and NGOs supplied 28%. The Jordanian Association for Family Planning and Protection (JAFPP), the largest NGO provider, serves roughly 20% of users in the Kingdom through its network of 19 clinics throughout the country. JAFPP faces two challenges in order to maintain and increase its work in reproductive health: 1) shrinking external resources threaten JAFPP''s long−term sustainability, meaning that a more creative and entrepreneurial approach to financing will be needed; 2) JAFPP must not diverge from its original purpose as a provider of family planning services, even as it expands its portfolio of services.
Through a collaborative five-year effort between JSI Research & Training Institute (JSI) and JAFPP, the USAID-funded Cost Recovery and Sustainability Project (2001-2006) aims to support the delivery of high-quality family planning and women''s health services by expanding and improving JAFPP''s services as well as improving its management, with the ultimate goal of achieving financial sustainability.