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First Round of PMA2020 Côte D'Ivoire Data Now Available: New Survey Finds Contraceptive Use Has Increased

The first round of Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) survey findings in Côte d'Ivoire are now available. This first round of data collection, which generated estimates representative at the national and urban/rural levels, took place from August to October 2017.

Results indicate that contraceptive use has increased among women in union and unmarried women, with substantial increases in modern method use since the last estimates were reported by the Demographic and Health Survey in 2011-12. Additional women are also using more effective methods; and pills and male condoms are still being used widely. Unmet need and demand for family planning also went up during this time. 

The survey found that in general, most public health facilities offer family planning services, though stock-outs remain a challenge, and a considerable percentage of private facilities do not offer IUDs, implants, or male condoms. Consistent access to a greater range of contraceptives, especially more effective methods such as the implant and IUD, could lead to increased use of contraception overall.

Côte d'Ivoire is the 11th country to establish a PMA2020 survey platform and is the first country to participate in co-financing. The platform launched in September 2017. Rounds 1 and 2 of the PMA2020 Côte d'Ivoire project are being co-financed by the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene through the Intensification of Family Planning Policy Project (Projet d’Intensification de la Politique de Planification Familiale - PIPPF) implemented under the Debt Reduction and Development Contract (C2D) signed by Côte d'Ivoire and France in December 2012.

Training for the first survey round was supported in part by the PMA2020 Regional Hub for Francophone West Africa, the Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population (ISSP) in Burkina Faso.

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018