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The Effect of Access to Contraceptive Services on Injectable Use and Demand for Family Planning in Malawi

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One of the most direct ways to reduce maternal mortality rates in developing countries is to address unmet need for contraception – that is, enable women who want to avoid or delay pregnancy to access modern family planning methods. Understanding the barriers to this access is therefore critical to reducing maternal mortality.

To better understand these barriers, JSI staff from the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT and members of the MEASURE Evaluation team looked at what modern mapping software and logistics data reveal about how women in Malawi respond to the availability of contraceptive services in their local environment.

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