|Number of women aged 15-49 (millions)48
|Total Fertility Rate (TFR)49
|Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) Modern Methods50
|Percent with Unmet Need for Family Planning52
48 PRB Family Planning Worldwide 2013 Data Sheet
49 PRB 2013 World Population Data Sheet
50 PRB 2013 World Population Data Sheet
51 World Contraceptive Patterns, 2013 UN Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs (2010/11 data)
52 World Contraceptive Patterns, 2013 UN Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs (2010/11 data)
International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Sexual and reproductive health is among IRC’s main health priorities and family planning acknowledged as a number one focus of their efforts. IRC is committed to increasing the availability of modern contraception, and in particular widely neglected long-term methods to prevent women from unwanted pregnancies and often life-threatening medical complications.
Administration of Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) of Ethiopia will provide LNG IUS service (with IRC supervision) at 8 refugee settings. ARRA is governmental agency mandated to provide clinical health services at refugee camps among other tasks. Long term contraceptives have not been introduced to most of the refugee camps in Ethiopia and demand for them remains to be poor. IRC health team in the refugees will work towards demand creation for LNG IUS and those that want to receive the services will be registered and submitted to ARRA Health Centers. Clients that show interest and register will receive the service. A total of 200 LNG IUS have been provided to IRC Ethiopia starting in 2013.
Ethiopia: Marie Stopes International
Marie Stopes International (MSI) is one of the largest providers of sexual and reproductive health services world-wide. It has a presence in over 40 countries across the globe. A total of 1,500 LNG IUS were provided to Marie Stopes International in Ethiopia since 2009. These devices were incorporated into existing MSI service delivery sites, a network of approximately 20 clinics. In addition, LNG IUS were incorporated into MSI’s outreach strategy in Ethiopia and increased availability and access to the method even further.
This donation contributed to MSI’s organizational objective to offer safe, convenient, long-acting reversible family planning options for women in underserved communities.