In Côte d’Ivoire, approximately 3 out of 10 adolescents have started to have children. E2A is focusing on offering quality family planning services to young women and girls, particularly postpartum family planning services.
E2A assists with scale-up of HoPE-LVB, a population, health, and environment program, in Kenya. E2A has also conducted research on youth-friendly university-based sexual and reproductive health services with Kenyatta University and engaged faith-based service delivery organizations to distribute family planning.
In Nigeria, E2A has focused on task-sharing of family planning services with Community Health Extension Workers, life-saving maternal and newborn health interventions, and outreach to first-time mothers.
E2A’s ULC program in Niger instituted an innovative approach to behavior change that engaged university students from Abdou Moumouni University as peer leaders to educate on sexual and reproductive health. ULC interventions are now being scaled up through three additional universities in Niger and support from the USAID Sahel regional office through the RISE program.
E2A has partnered with Pathfinder in Tanzania on national advocacy efforts toward enhanced investments in family planning; and in Shinyanga region, expanding the contraceptive method mix to include Standard Days Method through community-based work, and conducting interventions to reach first-time mothers with contraceptive information and services.
In Malawi, E2A worked with partners to conduct an in-depth assessment of the country’s youth-friendly health services program. Findings have informed improvements to how sexual and reproductive health services are offered to youth.
In Mozambique, E2A assessed Pathfinder’s mCenas! program, which used text messages to raise awareness about contraceptive information and services among youth. Findings are informing similar mHealth initiatives in the country.
E2A conducted an assessment of postabortion care services in Togo and then followed up with interventions to improve the quality of services at five health facilities. E2A continues to work with the government to inform scale-up of quality-improvement interventions.
E2A provided various technical and financial assistance through the Integrated Family Health Program through March 2017, when IFHP ended. E2A’s continues to work on documenting scale-up an approach to providing long-acting contraception to youth and with fistula elimination.