As vaccination levels rise and infection and death rates decline, it will be tempting to simply return to the way we did things in the past. What we should do, instead, is to build back better, build back fairer, build back stronger. That’s what we’re trying to do at EngenderHealth.
Posts Tagged: ethiopia
As we reflect on 2020, we pause to appreciate EngenderHealth program leaders who went above and beyond, day after day.
Over the last 15 years, Ethiopia has expanded access to family planning (FP) services, and the contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) has quadrupled, from 8% in 2000 to 36% in 2016 (CSA & ORC Macro, 2001; CSA & ICF, 2016). However, unmet need for FP in Ethiopia hovers around 22% (CSA & ICF, 2016), with contraceptive prevalence still relatively low. Ethiopia’s maternal mortality ratio (MMR) has fallen dramatically, from 676 per 100,000 live births in the period since the last Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) in 2011, to 412 deaths in the 2016 DHS, but it is still high. While the share of abortions performed within health facilities in Ethiopia (assumed to be the safest option) increased between 2008 and 2014, the number of women seeking treatment for abortion-related complications still almost doubled over the same time period (Ipas & Guttmacher Institute, 2017), indicating a need for high-quality safe abortion services and postabortion care.
International Women’s Day, on March 8, is a day for the global community of advocates, researchers, public health professionals, journalists, and feminists to come together, celebrate successes, and take stock of how much farther we need to go.
EngenderHealth had a strong presence throughout the International Conference on Family Planning
EngenderHealth is gearing up for the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP), November 12-15, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
EngenderHealth at Women Deliver (May 28-30)