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Study on Effectiveness of PHE Approach for Achieving Family Planning & Fertility Outcomes in Ethiopia

by on July 18, 2013

Effectiveness of the PHE Approach for Achieving Family Planning and Fertility Outcomes in Ethiopia: A Comparative Study in the Gurage Zone

A high population growth rate increases demand for resources as well as the rate at which these resources are exploited. Population, health and environment (PHE) are inextricably connected. Population growth unbalanced with economic development creates food insecurity which leads households to consume food with reduced quality and quantity leading to increased risk of malnutrition and poor health. Food insecurity obliges people to encroach into the natural environment leading to a spiraling path to destitution.

Although the PHE approach has been implemented in Gurage Zone of South Ethiopia, its outcomes have not been evaluated. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the PHE approach for achieving family planning (FP) and fertility outcomes in Gurage Zone. A comparative correctional study involving both quantitative and qualitative data was conducted from October 2 to 8, 2012. A total of 960 married women of reproductive age (15-49) were included in the study.

Read the full abstract and download the paper on the MEASURE Evaluation web site.

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