Finding the Path: Increasing Contraceptive Choice in Africa’s Most Populous Countries

October 25, 2015

Host: E2A

More than 225 million women in developing countries want to avoid pregnancy but are not using a safe and effective family planning method. Join us in a discussion with international reproductive health experts from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania to discuss efforts to expand access to voluntary contraceptive and family planning services for those who need it most. Specific topics include expanding contraceptive method mix through community-based channels, provision of postpartum intrauterine devices, community-based access to injectables, and adding the Standard Days Method to the contraceptive method mix.


    • Dr. Mengistu Asnake, Country Representative, Pathfinder International/Ethiopia
    • Dr. Farouk Jega, Country Representative, Pathfinder International/Nigeria
    • Mustafa Kudrati, Country Representative, Pathfinder International/Tanzania
    • Aben Ngay, Country Representative, Pathfinder International/DRC

Moderator: Ann Hirschey, Chief, Service Delivery Improvement Division, USAID Office of Population and Reproductive Health

When: October 25, 2015
Where: 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C., DC, United States