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|Title: ||Mapping family planning policy and programme best practices in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region: a step towards coordinated scale-up|
|Authors: ||Chikvaidze, P.|
|Keywords: ||Family Planning Services|
World Health Organization
|Issue Date: ||2012|
|Relation: ||EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (9), 911 - 919, 2012|
|Abstract: ||Family planning is recognized as among the 4 core components of safe motherhood. This survey aimed to map evidence-based best policy and programme practices in family planning in the Member States of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. A self-administered, structured questionnaire was developed to survey different components of 7 essential elements of successful family planning programmes. Responses were received from the ministry of health in 18 out of 22 Member States. A total of 17 out of 18 responding countries [94%] [including 7 priority countries for Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5] confirmed the availability of at least 5 out of the 7 surveyed essential elements of successful family planning programmes. Documented available best practices in family planning suggest a need for close coordination and collaboration among stakeholders in scaling up these best practices, especially in priority countries, to improve maternal and child health in the Region|
|Description: ||911 - 919|
|Subject: ||Family Planning Policy|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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