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The Near-Term Health and Economic Benefits of Family Planning in the Amhara Region, Ethiopia
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Author(s): Health Policy Project and Amhara Regional Health Bureau

Primary Language: English

Date: 10/16/2014


Using the ImpactNow model, the USAID-funded Health Policy Project collaborated with the Amhara Regional Health Bureau (RHB) to estimate the near-term benefits of achieving Ethiopia’s ambitious family planning goals in the region. This brief summarizes key health and economic benefits associated with achieving these goals and offers recommendations for the Regional Health Bureau to increase investment in and improve family planning services. The analysis found that if the contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) in the Amhara Region increases from 46 percent in 2014 to 73 percent in 2020 and if women adopt more long-acting and permanent methods (LAPMs), family planning would save the lives of 13,000 mothers and 112,000 children over that time period. Moreover, compared to current trends in the CPR, the Amhara Region would save an additional US$19 million in maternal and child healthcare costs. Using these results, the RHB promotes data-driven FP policy development and can advocate for increased access to family planning and LAPMs to achieve national FP goals in the region. 

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