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UNFPA launches cooperation with USAID

UNFPA and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a strategic alliance in the area of family planning and reproductive health in Ukraine.

UNFPA Representative for Ukraine Nuzhat Ehsan and the USAID Director of the Office of Health and Social Transition Bradley Cronk signed the agreement of behalf of the two organizations.

USAID and UNFPA will share their experience, methodologies and human resources in order to enhance the reproductive health of Ukrainians by increasing the appropriate and effective use of modern methods of contraception.  The partners will cooperate to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine to develop, implement and monitor reproductive health and family planning policies and standards of care, The activities will also support the State Program Reproductive Health of the Nation up to 2015. UNFPA  and USAID will also work to promote healthy behavior among young people to improve sexual and reproductive health.