EngenderHealth: Analysis of Family Planning Methods in Ghana: Use, Limitations, and Recommendations


Anita Rohira
Meriame Filali Adib
Marybec Griffin-Tomas
Natalie Cline


EngenderHealth would like a student team to conduct a desk review of existing policies and regulations on family planning and abortion care in Ethiopia.  Through communications with Ethiopian colleagues, the team will :

  • Review the status of implementation of these policies and regulations at Woreda (district) and Kebele (village) health care facilities
  • Identify gaps and obstacles to policy implementation at the service delivery level
  • Based on international standards, develop recommendations for policies and guidelines to strengthen family planning and safe abortion care.

Ethiopian project staff will provide Ethiopian documents for review and will be available via email and telephone to provide any additional input.  A final report indexing and outlining all critical documents, summarizing findings and key recommendations will be due at the end of the internship.

EngenderHealth is a leading international reproductive health organization working to improve the quality of health care in the world’s poorest communities. EngenderHealth empowers people to make informed choices about contraception, trains health providers to make motherhood safer, promotes gender equity, enhances the quality of HIV and AIDS services, and advocates for positive policy change. The non-profit organization works in partnership with governments, institutions, communities, and health care professionals in more than 40 countries around the world. Over 65 years, EngenderHealth has reached more than 100 million people.