In 2010, Ethiopia's Federal Ministry of Health began an initiative to revitalize the use of the intrauterine device (IUD) by training a variety of clinical providers to deliver IUD services. The initiative initially covered 96 woredas (districts) but by 2012 had increased to 116 woredas across the country. In collaboration with FHI 360's PROGRESS project, the Federal Ministry of Health conducted a post-training evaluation in 37 woredas where providers had been trained by Ipas, Marie Stopes International Ethiopia, and EngenderHealth. Results of the evaluation, which determined the extent of IUD service delivery and the availability of equipment and supplies needed for IUD insertion, are available here [PDF, 495 KB].
PROGRESS (Program Research for Strengthening Services) was a five-year project awarded to FHI 360 by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in June 2008. The project sought to improve access to family planning among underserved populations by providing global technical leadership and working in selected countries.