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Progress on Family Planning 2020 Commitments in Ethiopia


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The government of Ethiopia is committed to improve the health status of its youthful population. The country has prepared a national adolescent and youth health strategy 2016-2020 in line with the global strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030). In the next four years, there will be a coordinated effort to improve access to contraceptives through strengthening adolescent- and youth-friendly (AYF) clinic services and introducing the school health program initiative.

(1) Ethiopia will continue working to improve the health status of adolescents and youth by increasing modern contraceptive prevalence rates (mCPR) among married youth aged 15 to 24 years. The government … will improve the health status of Ethiopian adolescents and youth by increasing the mCPR among those aged 15 to 24 years and reducing unmet need for modern contraception. The government will coordinate efforts over the next three years to strengthen AYF clinic services and referral linkages to improve adolescent and youth access to contraceptives.

(2) The government of Ethiopia will improve the distribution of family planning (FP) commodities and consumables from the central level to service delivery points by increasing the capacity of health care workers to manage the logistics system and of the Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency (PFSA) through improving human resource and commodity supply chain and logistics to manage the national supply chain.

(3) The Ethiopian government is committed to a progressive increase of financing to FP services. The Ethiopian government will increase its financing of FP services by continuing to earmark funds incrementally from its sustainable development goal (SDG) pool fund for its FP budget and using the national health account to track expenditures for FP.

Progress as of July-December 2019


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