Other Countries

AFP works across all levels, from capitals to communities. Outside of the initiative's ten focus countries, AFP advocates for global and regional family planning progress. Additionally, AFP supports the Opportunity Fund, developed and managed by PAI. The grants are primarily provided to countries other than AFP's focus countries. For a complete look at the countries AFP works in, visit our interactive map.


Advancing Health in Ethiopia with Fewer Resources, an Uncertain GHI Strategy, and Vulnerabilities on the Ground

Source: Center for Strategic and International Studies

This report focuses on the complexity of the U.S.-Ethiopian bilateral relationship just prior to the June 14-15 Call to Action on Child Survival to be held in Washington, D.C., co-convened by the governments of the United States, Ethiopia and India, in close collaboration with UNICEF.

As USAID Administrator Raj Shah has described it, “This event will bring together decision-makers and thought-leaders from governments, multilateral agencies, civil society, the faith community, academia and industry to identify the smartest investments in the fight to end preventable child deaths.”  It also examines the Global Health Initiative (GHI) experience in Ethiopia at a moment when the Obama administration is critically engaging with Congress over what modifications in the GHI approach make sense for the future.


Crowd Control in Rwanda

Source: Nature Publishing Group

Sub-Saharan Africa's most densely peopled mainland nation is determined to head off a population crisis; others should take note.

There are few places in the world where the full pressure of population growth is felt as strongly as in tiny, landlocked Rwanda. Known for the 1994 genocide (which some claim was partly caused by population pressures), Rwanda is the most densely populated mainland nation in sub-Saharan Africa, packing more than 11 million people into an area smaller than that of Belgium. Today it boasts economic growth, security and rising prosperity. Nonetheless, its politicians and citizens are keenly aware that their country — with the 15th highest fertility rate in the world — is nearing a population crisis. United Nations' projections indicate that if the population continues to grow at its current rate of nearly 3% a year, it could exceed 40 million by 2100, giving the nation a density five times that of Japan's today.

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Scale-Up of Task-Shifting for Community-Based Provision of Implanon

The Integrated Family Health Program (IFHP) is a five-year USAID-funded program to promote an integrated model for strengthening maternal and child...
Pathfinder International

Task-Sharing between Community Health Workers and Community Mid-Level Professionals: Increasing Access to FP and RH Services

With the aim of improving access to family planning and reproductive health services in rural areas, the Council is conducting research to...
Population Council

Provision of Injectable Contraceptives in Ethiopia through Community-Based Reproductive Health Agents

The objective of this study is to determine whether community-based health workers in a rural region of Ethiopia can provide injectable...
World Health Organization

HIV Infection and Contraceptive Need Among Female Ethiopian Voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing Clients

Despite political endorsement of voluntary HIV counseling and testing (VCT) and family planning integration in Ethiopia, little is known about the...

Benefits of Meeting the Contraceptive Needs of Ethiopian Women

This Issues in Brief focuses on the ability to practice contraception and its importance to protect Ethiopian women's health and enable them to plan...
Guttmacher Institute

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