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Family Planning and the MDGs: Saving Lives, Saving Resources

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The USAID | Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1, has completed and updated analyses for more than 30 countries that demonstrate the significant contribution of family planning (FP) to achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Family planning helps to improve health outcomes (e.g., fewer maternal and child deaths) and reduce costs for meeting the MDGs (by reducing the size of the target populations in need of services). This case study describes the FP–MDG analysis methodology and provides examples of how the findings have been used to support advocacy and policy change. Briefs on country-specific findings are also available online. The FP–MDG analyses and briefs are flexible, evidenced-based tools that help make the case that family planning is a strong complement to—rather than a trade-off with—other health, development, and poverty-reduction efforts. By showing the economic benefits of investing in family planning, the FP–MDG analyses and briefs can also reach diverse audiences that might not traditionally champion FP issues.

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Document Type: MDG Briefs
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Country: Global 
Keywords: Advocacy, Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Maternal Health, FP/RH, MDGs 

Last Updated 12/9/09

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