What We Do
E2A assists public and private organizations in developing countries to introduce and scale up evidence-based best practices that strengthen service delivery. While emphasizing the scale-up of proven practices that are underutilized, the project also identifies and builds evidence for emerging FP/RH practices. With its broad mandate, E2A can support a wide range of activities, such as FP integration with maternal, newborn, and child health, and HIV programs, and other health and non-health sectors. The project conducts research and disseminates documentation from an array of international programs to advance global learning on FP/RH service delivery. By turning rigorous evidence into programmatic action, E2A implements interventions that strengthen FP/RH services and help underserved communities around the world gain control of their reproductive lives.
Expanding method choice and access to family planning and reproductive health services
Inherent to E2A’s mandate as USAID’s flagship project for strengthening the delivery of family planning and reproductive health services is expanding method choice and access to increase family planning use and reduce unmet need for contraception. Read more
While the past 30 years have seen huge strides in life expectancy, fertility, and mortality, gender inequality still negatively impacts women and girls and by extension their families and communities in a multitude of ways, including their vulnerability to health problems, frequency, and access to treatments. Read more
Adolescents and youth face unique social and economic barriers in accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services as evidenced by persistently high levels of unmet need for contraception, increased risk for maternal mortality, and disproportionately high levels of HIV and gender. Read more
Scaling up Best Practices
Many effective and acceptable practices in family planning and reproductive health are known but have not been scaled up. There is often a weak connection between technical knowledge and its translation into policies, programs, and action due to the absence of systematic planning, country ownership, proven methodologies backed by evidence, and documentation/dissemination of the process and outcome of the scale-up . Read more