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JSI attends Ethiopia's Family Planning Summit
December 5, 2012
|Conference attendees peruse the exhibition tent|
Local and international professionals made presentations that emphasized the importance of family planning in improving maternal and child health and, by extension, social and economic development. Regional health bureaus shared experiences, the challenges they faced and the way forward. The integration of family planning with existing maternal child health services, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), HIV counseling and testing (HCT), and other services was cited as a way to minimize missed opportunities and expand service to more women. On the second day of the symposium, participants were taken to the field to observe and share experiences.
- Contraceptive Security: Reliable Supply Chain for Improved Contraceptive Availability at Public Sector Health Facilities by the USAID|DELIVER PROJECT
- Health Extension Program Supply Side Systems’ Response to Community-based Strategies for Improving Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in Rural Ethiopia, a poster presentation by the L10K project.
At its display booth, JSI showcased its contribution to the national effort in improving reproductive health and family planning services and reducing maternal and child death.