Family Planning in Haiti. The Achievements of 50 Years

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

Year: 2015

Family Planning in Haiti. 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.

The family planning movement in Haiti began in the 1960s, only a short time after family planning activities had been initiated in many other countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region. Initially, doctors and demographers worked together to encourage government policies around the issue and to begin private sector service provision programs in much the same way early family planning activities occurred elsewhere. Yet, in comparison with other countries within the region, Haiti’s progress on reproductive health has been slow.

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

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