TZ FP 2Tanzania Family Planning is an online platform dedicated to communicating and advocating family planning issues in Tanzania, particularly as they relate to sustainable development. The blog is the first of its kind in Tanzania. Created in March 2017 by the Tanzania Communication and Development Center (TCDC), with the support of Advance Family Planning (Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs Tanzania), this blog is an online hub for national family planning issues through thematic articles, relevant events and media coverage on family planning issues.

Tanzania Family Planning has the following objectives:

  • Sustain national discussions on family planning issues, involving a wide-spectrum of partners;
  • Showcase the diverse family planning voices in Tanzania, enabling various stakeholders to engage in dialogue, share policy solutions and inevitably increase awareness and understanding of family planning in the public sphere, including through social media;
  • Facilitate sharing of information, experiences and lessons among family planning actors who include local and international CSOs in implementing family planning interventions. Tanzania is among 69 developing countries currently implementing commitments made at the London Family Planning Summit in July 2012, towards reaching 120 million new users (women and girls) by 2020; and
  • Promote use of data and evidence in program decision making to enable the country move closer to its targets.

Through our engaging monthly themes, the blog offers visitors to see just how closely connected family planning is to sustainable development through stories and experiences highlighted in the contents. In fact, every month will tackle one of the 17 SDG themes, highlighting the specific theme in the Tanzanian context and showing its ties to family planning. These themes will be supported by related studies and data relevant to family planning and SDGs, all of which further demonstrate the strong linkages between family planning and developmental issues.

Themes for 2017 include gender equality, health, the environment, population growth, youth engagement, food security, child survival and human rights, among others.

If you have any suggestions for themes, please contact us via email: tanzaniafamilyplanning@gmail.com

We encourage you to visit this blog regularly and share it widely!