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National Survey on Availability of Modern Contraceptives and Essential Life Saving Maternal/RH Medicines in Service Delivery Points in Ethiopia

Since 2007, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has been supporting the strengthening and mainstreaming of reproductive health commodity security (RHCS) into the existing health system through the Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security (GPRHCS). The purpose is to provide special support to close gaps in reaching the targets set by the Health Sector Development Plan and the health MDGs.

UNFPA commissioned BETA Development Consulting Firm to assess the state of availability of modern contraceptives and essential life saving maternal/RH medicines in service delivery points in Ethiopia. The survey was carried out in October 2010 in nine Regional States (Amhara, Oromia, South Nations Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP), Tigray, Somali, Harari, Gambella, Benshangul Gumuz, and Afar), and two city administrations ( Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa).

The objective of the assessment was to examine the availability of modern contraceptives and essential life saving maternal/reproductive health medicines in SDPs in Ethiopia. This report presents the findings and makes recommendations.