Family Planning in Nicaragua. The Achievements of 50 Years

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Author(s): Santiso-Gálvez R, Ward VM, Bertrand JT

Year: 2015

Family Planning in Nicaragua. The Achievements of 50 Years Abstract:

This publication is one of eight case studies that were developed as part of a broader review entitled Family Planning in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Achievements of 50 Years. As its title implies, the larger review documents and analyzes the accomplishments in the entire region since the initiation of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funding in the early 1960s.

Nicaragua has made significant progress in improving its macro-level primary health care indicators, reducing maternal mortality and increasing contraceptive prevalence. There has also been increased  participation by the Instituto Nicaragense de Seguridad Social (INSS) in providing family planning services and commodities, thus reducing the burden on health ministry facilities. The government has shown its strong commitment to comprehensive services to improve the health of the population. 

Other case studies in this series review family planning achievements in Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, and ParaguayAn executive summary for the report is also available.

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