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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.
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