Angela Mutunga is the East Africa regional program advisor for Advance Family Planning based at Jhpiego Kenya office since August 2013. She takes lead in coordination of Voices from the South advocacy activities, in particular, from within the East Africa region. She works closely with all AFP partners in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to identify opportunities for in country and regional shared advocacy strategies, and regional collaboration in pursuit of the countries fulfilment of FP2020 commitments. Prior to joining AFP, Angela was the country director for Family Care International, Kenya office, where she held several positions of increasing responsibility since July 2001. Angela possesses over 18 years' experience in RH/FP advocacy, human rights approaches to RH, social accountability, research and quality assurance methodologies. Angela's experience goes beyond RH/FP, has been an accountant with over 15 years' experience serving in various finance and administration positions. Angela holds an M.A. in sociology and communication, certified public accountant and currently pursues MSc. in health economics and policy at the University of Nairobi.
Family planning programs can only be improved if the necessary supplies are accessible, available, and affordable to meet the growing demand for contraceptives, write IPPF's Erica Belanger and Angeline Mutunga, East Africa adviser at Advance Family Planning, in this guest column to mark World Contraception Day.