Evaluating the success of long-term reversible family planning method initiatives in Ethiopia
To evaluate the IUCD and Implanon initiatives, we conducted a comparative analysis of data from 71 health centers in 2011 and from 120 health centers in 2013 in four regions and two cities (Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa). Quantitative data were collected using three structured survey instruments targeting providers, clients, and facilities. Analyses showed improved knowledge of IUCDs (21% in 2011; 60% in 2013) and Implanon (66% in 2011; 80% in 2013). Provision of IUCD and Implanon services also increased at health centers (85% to 98% for Implanon; 61% to 86% for IUCD). Similarly more health facilities had the methods in-stock on the day of the survey (77% to 89% for Implanon; 52% to 87% for IUCDs). In conclusion, the data demonstrate improvement in knowledge of long-acting FP methods and availability of the services. However data also showed low uptake of IUCDs associated with low demand creation activities.
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Public health or related public policy
Describe the impact of the IUCD and Implanon initiatives in Ethiopia
Keyword(s): Family Planning, Evaluation
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a senior M&E officer working on the PROGRESS project which provides technical assistance to the Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia to support different family planning initiatives.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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