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ImpactNOW Demonstrates the Short-Term Benefits of Investing in Family Planning
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Author(s): Aparna Jain, Abewaw Ferede, and Rebecca Mbuya-Brown

Primary Language: English

Date: 11/1/2013


ImpactNOW, a new family planning advocacy model, generates evidence to make the case for immediate FP investments by modeling gains in maternal and child deaths averted, unintended pregnancies, and financial savings to the healthcare system as a result of FP uptake. ImpactNOW is currently being pilot-tested in Ethiopia's Amhara Region. On August 27, 2013, the Health Policy Project held a one-day stakeholders meeting to introduce ImpactNOW, provide a live demonstration of the model, and obtain feedback and impressions of it from family planning stakeholders, advocates, and policymakers. Stakeholders included representatives from the Amhara Regional Health Bureau (ARHB), the Regional Finance and Economic Development Bureau (BoFED), university partners, and nongovernmental organizations. Their primary focus in applying ImpactNOW will be the linkage between FP uptake and maternal and child deaths.


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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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