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Ethiopia Showing Promising Upward Trends in Use of Modern Contraceptives
November 14, 2011

The preliminary 2010 DHS data showed that the use of modern contraceptive methods in Ethiopia had increased to around 27 percent (up from 14 percent in 2005). Total fertility also declined to 4.8, and several other maternal and child health indicators are showing significant improvement. Supply chain investments were critical to these improved health outcomes, reducing contraceptive stockouts and improving availability of quality contraceptives and other health commodities to those who need them.

In 2005, a survey carried out by the project found 25 percent of facilities stocked out of DMPA, the most popular contraceptive method in Ethiopia. By 2011, stockouts for DMPA and other methods are consistently around 5 percent or less including in health posts - the last mile for contraceptives.

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