Countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine
Services: Technical Assistance, Assessment, Program Development, Training
Technical Expertise: Maternal Health
Lack of access to modern contraceptives and quality family planning services--including limited method choice, provider bias and misinformation, and out-of-pocket costs--are among the greatest health challenges faced by women in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. These factors contribute to abortion rates that are higher than those found in many other parts of the world, and negatively impact women's health.
The Europe and Eurasia (E&E) Regional Family Planning Activity was a three-year initiative implemented by John Snow, Inc from October 1, 2006 until September 30, 2009 and funded by the USAID E&E Bureau. The Regional Activity was designed to leverage best practices in family planning with the goal of accelerating FP program implementation across the region, ultimately increasing modern contraceptive use and decreasing abortion rates. The program was designed as an institutional support activity working for and through USAID country missions to enhance and complement country-level family planning programs and USAID bilateral projects.