Improved Access to Family Planning Services

The five-year Strengthening Health Outcomes Through Private Sector (SHOPS) project is implemented by Abt Associates under the Strengthening Family Planning (“Ta’ziz Tanzim Al Usra,” in Arabic) project that supports the Jordanian Government's efforts to sensitize Jordan's public to family planning approaches. Through involving private companies in awareness raising activities, and offering them a platform to promote their products, SHOPS creates a multi-stakeholder dialogue thereby improving project sustainability.

Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS)

The Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector project (SHOPS) forms part of the five-year USAID Strengthening Family Planning program (“Ta’ziz Tanzim Al Usra,”), which plans to address Jordan’s family planning challenges. It specifically seeks to boost the role of NGOs in providing family planning services, particularly the Jordan Association for Family Planning and Protection (JAFPP), and will involve close collaboration with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). A second component of SHOPS focuses on strengthening links with relevant pharmaceutical corporations to encourage a multi-stakeholder dialogue and improve the sustainability of its initiatives. SHOPS involves promotion of the use of modern contraceptive methods, and family planning. Road shows involve lectures at UNRWA women’s centers implemented under the national oral contraceptive pill campaign co-sponsored by the Ministry of Health, Higher Population Council, and JAFPP and “family fairs” at JAFPP clinics. Corporate and NGO partners have offered the project an opportunity to provide orientations and distribute educational materials that promote the use of modern contraceptive methods during the partners' sponsored events and activities, e.g. at hospitals. In turn, they have the opportunity to promote their products to patrons.


  • United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

    Funding Agencies
    Switzerland | Staff size: 501-1000

    UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) provides assistance, protection and advocacy for some 4.7 million registered Palestine refugees in...

  • Nuqul Group

    Goods Supplier
    Jordan | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    Nuqul Group embodies two major holding entities; FINE Hygienic Holding (FHH) being the umbrella for paper mills, FINE hygienic paper companies and supporting industries; while The Promise...

  • Jordan Volunteers

    Implementing NGO
    Jordan | Staff size: 6-25

    Volunteers Jordan is a voluntary group that aims to spread the culture of continuity. The Volunteer work of the Jordanian society uses the energies and skills of young people through the...

  • Johnson & Johnson

    Goods Supplier, Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    At Johnson & Johnson we are committed to:

    • Building healthy communities through innovative and impactful healthcare solutions and...
  • Pharmacy 1

    Goods Supplier
    Jordan | Staff size: Unknown

    Since the establishment of its first outlet in the Jordan in 2001, Pharmacy1’s operations have grown to position the company as the first and the...

  • Jordan Association for Family Planning and Protection (JAFPP)

    Jordan | Staff size: 501-1000

    The Jordan Association for Family Planning and Protection (JAFPP) was established in Jerusalem in the year 1964. It was re-registered in 1989 after the decision made by the Kingdom...

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Abt Associates Inc.

    Development Consulting
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Abt Associates is a global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation; driving innovation and measurable impact for more than 50 years. What sets them apart is our evidence-based...


    Staff size: Unknown

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Key Information

LocationNorth Africa and Middle East, Jordan
  • Start Date 2010
  • End Date 2015
  • ValueUSD 24.4 Million