The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): Sintayehu Mulu and Aragaw Lamesgin
Primary Language: English
The Ethiopian Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Health Policy Project (HPP), recently used the FamPlan model to measure the impact of increased family planning use on the number of infant and child deaths. The results showed that family planning uptake is associated with decreases in high-risk births and infant and child mortality and that faster gains in the contraceptive prevalence rate lead to more dramatic health improvements. This poster—presented at the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—describes the methodology and results of the model application.