Family Planning

Increasing family planning services is one of the priority areas identified in the GTP of the Government of Ethiopia in pursuit of improving the health of the population. The country's Health Sector Development Plan (HSDP IV) also underscores the need for continued effort to ensure availability of a choice of quality family planning services in health facilities in the country.

UNFPA is providing support in expanding access to quality, integrated and sustainable use of Family Planning methods with special emphasis on long-acting family planning methods, particularly Implanon.

Support is being mobilized from the Global Program Reproductive Health Commodity Security (GPRHCS) to significantly increase the Contraceptive Prevalence Rate through provision of RH commodities and allocating funds for advocacy and capacity building of Health Extension Workers. Funds mobilized from the GPRHCS have contributed to more than 60 percent of Implanon at national level and 25 percent of the cost of training Health Extension Workers in the Implanon scale-up initiative of the government since 2008. Support is also being provided to widen the range of choices of family planning methods including IUCD.

Increasing family planning services is one of the priority areas identified in the GTP of the Government of Ethiopia in pursuit of improving the health of the population. The country's Health Sector Development Plan (HSDP IV) also underscores the need for continued effort to ensure availability of a choice of quality family planning services in health facilities in the country.

UNFPA's Response and Support:

Commodity supply

UNFPA is providing support in expanding access to quality, integrated and sustainable use of Family Planning methods with special emphasis on long-acting family planning methods, particularly Implanon.
Support is being mobilized from the Global Program Reproductive Health Commodity Security (GPRHCS) to significantly increase the Contraceptive Prevalence Rate through provision of RH commodities and allocating funds for advocacy and capacity building of Health Extension Workers. Funds mobilized from the GPRHCS have contributed to more than 60 percent of Implanon at national level and 25 percent of the cost of training Health Extension Workers in the Implanon scale-up initiative of the government since 2008.

Support is also being provided to widen the range of choices of family planning methods including IUCD.

Resource Mobilization

  • UNFPA mobilizes funds from the GPRHCS and provides support to the Ministry of Health in the area of capacity development and commodity security. A total of around USD 5 million was made available since 2008 for training warehouse managers on Logistics Management Information Systems (LMIS), automation of supply chain, and comprehensive condom programming. Moreover, commodities, including contraceptives, worth close to USD 30 million have been procured and distributed.

Support on Integrated Pharmaceutical Logistic Supply System

  • UNFPA is providing support to the Pharmaceutical Fund Supply

Agency (PFSA) on Integrated Pharmaceutical Logistic Supply System to strengthen LMIS, train stock managers, and build the capacity of PFSA in forecasting and procurement of Family Planning commodities and RH medicines and drugs.