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Mother and child at the clinic
Mother and child at the clinic

In the last few years, Ethiopians have dramatically increased their use of modern family planning contraceptives. Building on this new momentum, we work to improve the health of mothers, neonates, children, adolescents and youth by decreasing unintended and teenage pregnancies. In addition to improving access to family planning services and contraceptives, we also support strengthening the capacity of these programs through community mobilization as well as detection, referral, treatment and reintegration of fistula cases.

Activities include

  • Central Contraceptive ProcurementEnsure access to and availability of modern contraceptives by procuring contraceptives for the Integrated Family Health Project service delivery network in public health facilities

  • Integrated Family Health Project through Evidence to ActionStrengthen and promote increased use of high-impact family planning, maternal, newborn and child health practices, products and services. The activity provides an integrated package of family planning and reproductive health, maternal, newborn and child health interventions. Investments directly support the Health Sector Development Plan and the Health Extension Program with a focus on delivery of key services and products through a continuum of quality care from the health center to the health post and community level in rural, peri-urban and hard-to-reach parts of the country. The activity supports 302 woredas (districts) in the Amhara, Oromia, SNNP and Tigray regions and the emerging regions of Benishangul-Gumuz and Somali. The activity benefits approximately 35.2 million people—roughly 40 percent of the entire population of Ethiopia.

  • Program Research for Strengthening Services IIWork closely with the Government of Ethiopia to increase skills in monitoring and evaluating family planning initiatives.

  • Increasing Access to Voluntary Surgical Contraception: Increase access to voluntary and quality family planning services with a focus on permanent methods and provide training to government providers through 10 mobile/outreach teams.

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Last updated: March 22, 2017

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