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Best Practices in Networking for Reproductive Health Policy Change

Imelda Feranil, MA, Population Institute, University of the Philippines, College of Social Science and Philosophy, Palma Hall, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, 202-777-0980, iferanil@futuresgroup.com

Milestones in reproductive health policymaking and reform have taken place during the last ten years in various developing countries. These milestones have one thing in common: networks or coalitions successfully advocated for FP/RH/HIV/AIDS policy and program changes. What made these networks succeed? What lessons do their networking initiatives provide for FP/RH/HIV/AIDs policymaking, particularly in the area of the health rights of the most vulnerable segments of the populations. This paper analyzes advocacy networks in 3 countries and identifies specific factors and practices of effective advocacy networks.

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Keywords: Advocacy, Policy/Policy Development

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Policy and Advocacy Best Practices

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA