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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a profound impact on the lives of people across the globe, as well as health and social systems, and national economies. This upheaval will also have a profound impact on access to family planning information and services, as well as sexual and reproductive health more broadly. Despite this disruption, the need for family planning will not change. For women, family planning is critical, basic health care.

As health systems shift to prevent and treat people with COVID-19, it is essential they also protect access to family planning services. The country conveners will continue to support their Ministries of Health and partners to ensure family planning remains an essential element of the global health agenda throughout the Covid19 crisis.