Where We Work

E2A partner organizations are present in 74 countries, including a majority of USAID GHI and priority countries. Currently, the E2A project is active in 7 countries and continuing to expand to help communities around the world have improved access to FP/RH services.

Villagers attend a Family Planning and Immunization Outreach Camp

Maternal and neonatal mortality in Uganda is quite high. The lifetime risk of maternal death for a Ugandan woman is 1 in 35; 28 neonates die for every 1,000 live births, a relatively high rate that has declined very little in recent years

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Togo Woman with her baby

As in many West African countries, accessing quality reproductive health services in Togo remains difficult, particularly outside of urban centers. Currently, a woman in Togo has a 1 in 67 chance of dying due to maternity-related causes, and unsatisfied

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Woman from Tanzania with baby

E2A partners with Pathfinder to develop a new advocacy program for family planning and maternal, neonatal and child health, and to offer the Standard Days Method in Shinyanga Region of Tanzania.

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Young Senegalese Mother Elizabeth Mbambu

Senegal has made significant strides in the past few decades improving overall health indicators, but challenges remain regarding reproductive health and family planning (FP) uptake.

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Nigerian woman with baby

Despite Nigeria’s growing economy and a significant cadre of well-trained health providers, Nigerian mothers and their newborns continue to die during and directly after childbirth at an alarming rate.

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Young mother from Niger

In Niger, most girls are married and start having children before they surpass childhood themselves: among young women currently between ages 20 and 24, 75 percent married before age 18 and 30 percent before age 15. E2A is working with a university in Niamey to increase knowledge of SRH and access to SRH services for university students, their families, and communities.

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Girl from Mozambique Using Cell Phone

n Mozambique, like many other sub-Saharan African nations, there has been a surge in mobile phone ownership and use in the last decade, as governments have opened their telecommunications markets to the new technologies.

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Group of Malawi women

Reflecting the global demographic trend, young people in Malawi make up a significant proportion of the population. Those ages 10 to 24 now comprise one-third of Malawians.

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Hope in Kenya

Despite a long history of robust family planning programs, an estimated one-quarter of Kenya’s population still has an unmet demand for family planning.

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Grandmother in Guinea with a baby

On average, a Guinean woman will have 5.2 children in her lifetime and has a 5 percent chance of dying from maternal causes (PRB 2011). Only 9 percent of women use a method of family planning, with only 6 percent using modern contraceptives

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Female students in an Ethiopian classroom

Ethiopia has the second largest population in sub-Saharan Africa of over 80 million, with 44% under the age of 15 and 82% living in rural areas. Recognizing that a healthy, educated workforce is needed to achieve and sustain economic development.

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Democratic Republic of Congo

Years of civil war and unrest have exacerbated extreme poverty in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the poor health status of the population. Maternal and child mortality rates continue to trump those of other countries.

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Only 14 percent of reproductive-age women and girls in Cameroon use a modern contraceptive method. The National Health Development Plan cites limited access to contraception among youth and adolescents as a cause of low modern contraceptive use and high rates of unsafe abortion.

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Pathfinder’s work in Burundi is focused on addressing maternal and newborn care.

Burundi’s total population is 10.2 million with an annual growth rate of 2.4 percent, a total fertility rate of 6.4 children per woman and a contraceptive prevalence of 22% (PRB 2011). As of 2011, the internally displaced population, returned refugee, and

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Burkina Faso Country Profile
Burkina Faso

Women in Burkina Faso have a 1 in 28 chance of death related to maternal causes, with an average birth rate of 6 children per woman and a low contraceptive prevalence – only about 16% of women use any method at all (PRB 2011).

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