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To standardize clinical skills and training, improve quality, and facilitate access to a full range of contraceptive options by women and couples, RESPOND built a corps of trainers to deliver minilaparotomy under local anesthesia in four countries, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi.

The Female Sterilization Standardization Plus Initiative: Building Capacity for Providing Minilaparotomy in Four Countries (Project Brief No. 21)
While a large number of couples in developing countries have an unmet need to limit future births, many of these countries lack easy access to female and male sterilization services. RESPOND undertook an activity to increase service providers’ capacity to deliver high-quality female sterilization services in four countries in Africa. Its objective was to standardize the skills of minilaparotomy trainers in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi, who would then conduct cascade trainings with additional providers in their home countries.
Available in English (PDF, 3.4 MB)

Three Successful Sub-Saharan Africa Family Planning Programs: Lessons for Meeting the MDGs
Ethiopia, Malawi, and Rwanda appear to be moving more rapidly than other Sub-Saharan African countries toward Millennium Development Goal 5B, which calls for universal access to reproductive health, including family planning. How did these three countries make such strides? This report examines the similarities and differences among the countries, including the roles of individual leadership, financing systems, and country-specific geopolitical and demographic issues. The report also presents lessons that other countries can learn from experiences in these countries. It was compiled by USAID/Africa Bureau, USAID/Population and Reproductive Health, Ethiopia Federal Ministry of Health, Malawi Ministry of Health, and Rwanda Ministry of Health. The section on Malawi in this report was prepared by RESPOND Project staff.
Available in English (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Opportunities and Challenges for Investment in Long-acting and Permanent Methods of Contraception in Ethiopia
International Conference on Family Planning, November 15-18, 2009, Kampala, Uganda
Available in English (PDF, 1.2 MB)

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