Contraceptive Security

Midwives: Critical Players in Delivering Family Planning in Indonesia

Recognizing the need to re-dedicate their efforts to family planning, in July 2012, at the London Family Planning Summit, Indonesia made a strong commitment to increase access to family planning across the country.

On January 1, Indonesia introduced a universal health insurance plan for all citizens, which will be phased in over the next five years. A key part of the government’s plan to improve health care is to strengthen midwives to provide family planning services.

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Price Cut on Contraceptive Implants Paves Way for Wider Use in Developing World

Implant use in Kenya has risen from zero in 1999 to almost five percent in 2008, according to USAID. A price reduction agreed this year is likely to further increase availability and use.

In February, the Gates Foundation signed a deal with pharmaceutical company Bayer for it to make Jadelle - a contraceptive implant that lasts up to five years - available to 27 million women in the world’s poorest countries over the next six years.

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PMA2015/Uganda: Performance, monitoring & accountability 2020

PMA2015/Uganda announced results from the second round of data collection at a national dissemination workshop in Kampala, held on July 22, 2015. The results show promise for continued uptake of family planning and growing use of highly effective, long-acting contraceptive methods. 

This two-page brief highlights preliminary results of key family planning indicators on access, equity, quality, and choice in Uganda.

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Tanzania Celebrates the Launch of the Electronic Logistics Management Information System

Tanzania’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) recently held a launch event for the electronic Logistics Management System (eLMIS) and Project Charter in Dodoma. Developed through a collaborative effort led by the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, SCMS, and the governments of Tanzania and Zambia, the eLMIS is a web-based application that computerizes the existing paper-based logistics management information system. It facilitates the collection, organization, and management of logistics data.

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Model for offering long-acting reversible contraceptives to youth shows promise in Ethiopia

Evidence shows that young people around the world tend to access and use short-acting contraceptive methods much more frequently than long-acting reversible contraceptive methods (LARCs). Training providers to offer LARCs to young people in an environment where they feel comfortable and safe presents a promising approach for reducing the rampant occurrence of unintended pregnancies among those aged 15-24.

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DKT International Contraceptive Marketing Statistics sales data, 1991 to present

DKT International publishes self-reported statistics from  Contraceptive Social Marketing (CSM) programs around the world. CSM programs provide subsidized branded contraceptives through widespread retail and wholesale networks and are usually backed by large-scale media campaigns.

DKT International has made available its annual Contraceptive Social Marketing reports from 1991 through 2014, which include statistics from countries around the world. The data listed in the reports is also available in excel format. 

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