UAFC encourages advocates and implementers around the world to make female condoms more accessible. Therefore, we developed a number of documents which can contribute to this work.
In any case you wish to obtain one of these documents in hard copy, please contact us.
UAFC in close collaboration with female condom advocates and programmers in different countries, developed a guide in 2012, entitled Making female condoms available and accessible. A guide on implementing female condom programs. This guide offers you the opportunity to get a comprehensive overview of all different aspects of female condom programming. It aims to facilitate the expansion of female condom programming worldwide, so that female condoms will be available, accessible and affordable for all. The guide is written for (potential) implementers of female condom programs of national and international NGOs, CBOs, donors, health practitioners and other professionals in the field of health, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS prevention and gender.
Parallel Programming of Female Condoms – Evaluation of the South African Female Condom Programme
As the variety of female condom types on the global market is increasing, in different countries parallel programming of female condoms is starting; two or more female condom types are distributed to the same target group. With assistance of USAID, the national female condom programme of South Africa has been evaluated, and a research component on parallel programming was added, co-funded by USAID and UAFC. Based on these experiences in South Africa, we formulated a brief with key findings and recommendations for governmnents and other stakeholders, to assist with applying in-country parallel programming to make a variety of female condoms available to all.
Advocacy brief on myths ands misconceptions on female condoms
To support female condom advocacy, Rutgers and Assocation for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) produced a brief that summarizes common myths and misconceptions on female condoms, and debunks them based on accurate information, evidence and references.
This advocacy brief is a product of the UN Commission Project on Female Condoms, which was made possible with the financial support of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition and the UN Commission on Life Saving Commodities.
UAFC Advocacy Brief on Female Condoms on national Essential Medicines Lists
Advocating female condoms – analysis of stakeholder commitments and trends in support for female condoms. December 2015
In this study, commissioned by UAFC and carried out by Context, international cooperation, stakeholder commitments and trends in support for female condoms between 2010 and 2015 are analysed, in order to provide entry-points and recommendations for future female condom advocacy. The two-pager provides a summary of key points from this analysis.
ARFH Nigeria: Advocacy briefs on female condoms
These advocacy briefs on female condoms are developed by the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) in Nigeria. ARFH is the UAFC advocacy partner in Nigeria leading the Female Condom Advocacy Project (FCAP) in close collaboration with Education as a Vaccine (EVA).
EVA Nigeria: Paper on increasing availability of variety of female condoms
This advocacy paper demanding for increased availability of a variety of female condoms in Nigeria, is produced by Education as a Vaccine (EVA), advocacy partner in the Female Condom Advocacy Project (FCAP), in collaboration with ARFH and UNFPA Nigeria.
EVA Nigeria: Infographic on availability and access in public health facilities
This infographic shows the challenges to access female condoms in public health facilities in Nigeria. The tool was developed by youth advocates trained by Education as a Vaccine (EVA) as part of the Female Condom Advocacy Project (FCAP), and has been used to advocate for female condoms during World Contraception Day and Global Female Condom Day.
The Business Case for Female Condoms
Published in May 2014. This business case was commissioned by Rutgers, the advocacy partner of the Universal Access to Female Condoms (UAFC) Joint Programme, with support from Equilibres & Populations. This case was prepared by Global Health Visions LLC, a New York City based organization dedicated to offering strategic guidance on the formulation and implementation of global health initiatives. Sarah Thurston and Anna Forbes were the primary authors with guidance and input from Nejla Liias.
Case study: E-commerce and Female Condoms
Where will you be getting your contraception in five years? Customers around the world are connecting to the internet and finding a world of products and services available at their fingertips. Given this phenomenal growth, reproductive health supplies and information have also become more available online, giving customers new channels to obtain these essential products and services.
For the UAFC programme, Rutgers has been analysing the potential and challenges around online sale (e-commerce) of female condoms under the project ‘E-Commerce for Reproductive Health Supplies: Family Planning in the Digital Age’. Please read the findings in the report ‘E-commerce and female condoms’ (see link below).
This analysis was made possible through a sub-grant from the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) of Washington University, under an Innovation Fund grant from the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC). For the other country- and product cases under this project, see www.irh.org/e-commerce-for-rh-supplies-case-studies.
UAFC Annual Report
We are proud to present to you our Annual Reports. Read the interviews with our Nigerian and Cameroonian partners, see our beautiful pictures, read about our involvement with the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities, our in-country advocay, the activities of our International Advocacy Platform for Female Condoms, facts on how many condoms were sold, and so much more.
UAFC brochure – 2015
The UAFC brochure gives you general information about our programme and how we work on reaching our goal: female condoms for all. The brochure gives you an insight into UAFC’s programming activities in Nigeria, Cameroon and Mozambique as well as UAFC’s most current results at international level.
UAFC End of Term Evaluation – 2015
The End of Term (EoT) Evaluation of the Universal Access to Female Condom (UAFC) Joint Programme Phase II (2012-2015) was coordinated by ACE Europe and implemented by a team of five international consultants and three national consultants. The evaluation was commissioned by the UAFC International Steering Group (ISG) and executed in the period December 2014-September 2015.
- Executive Summary EoT UAFC Phase II
- EoT Evaluation UAFC Joint Programme Phase II
- UAFC ISG Management Response on EoT
- Country reports: Evaluation Country Programme Mozambique, Evaluation Country Programme Nigeria, Evaluation Country Programme Cameroon
- EoT ALLC component UAFC
- Rutgers management response on EoT ALLC component UAFC
UAFC End of Term Evaluation – 2011
The End of Term Evaluation of the Universal Access to Female Condoms (UAFC) Joint Programme was coordinated by ACE Europe and implemented by a team of four international consultants and two national consultants, with additional assistance from an expert in governance and contract management and an expert in female condom manufacturing and regulations. A participative approach was adopted to guarantee effective participation and enhance onwership of evaluation results by all stakeholders involved. The evaluation was commissioned by the UAFC International Steering Group and executed in the period April 2011-October 2011 (final year of implementation of the first phase of the programme).
UAFC Strategic Plan 2012-2015