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Integrated Family Health Program

From 2008 through 2016, 36 million people—nearly 40% of the population—have been touched by the Integrated Family Health Program, led by Pathfinder and John Snow, Inc. The project worked with the government of Ethiopia to improve the quality and accessibility of contraceptive, maternal, newborn, and child health services for all people.

Project Date: 2008 - 2016
Funder: USAID, Evidence 2 Action project via USAID
Country: Ethiopia
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18 million + new users of contraception

9.8 million+ antenatal care visits provided by skilled providers we have trained

23,580 early marriages cancelled or deferred

More than 60,000 health providers trained on contraception and reproductive health

What We Did

  • Worked hand-in-hand with the government to improve the quality and availability of contraceptive, maternal, newborn, and child health services
  • Made sure short-term, long-acting, permanent, and emergency contraception are always available so people of all ages can choose the method that’s best for them
  • Built the capacity of national and regional health authorities to collect and use health data for decision-making, reduce stock-outs of essential drugs and supplies, and engage in mentoring of health providers at the facility level
  • Increased educational and future economic opportunities available to girls by working with community leaders to cancel or defer early marriages
  • Trained health providers and community leaders to identify and refer women and girls experiencing obstetric fistula for treatment

Project Staff Members

Mengistu Asnake

Senior Country Director

Dr. Asnake is a public health specialist with more than 28 years of experience in reproductive health, primary health care, child survival, community health services, program management, training,...

Worknesh Kereta

Adolescent & Youth Reproductive Health Senior Advisor

Worknesh has more than 35 years of experience in reproductive health program management, service delivery, education, and...

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