The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported publication of “Clinic-Based Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services in Africa: Findings from Situation Analysis Studies.” The book reflects USAID's commitment to improving quality of reproductive health (RH) care and expanding access for underserved groups. Nowhere are these efforts more important than in Africa, where use of family planning (FP) and other measures of RH status are lowest among the world’s regions. Providing high-quality health services that meet couples' reproductive needs is a socially just and humane goal in itself. Moreover, higher-quality services can be expected to result in better outcomes with regard to measures of client satisfaction, continuation of contraceptive use, and RH, which in turn have positive implications for the individual client and the population at large. This book presents results from 12 Situation Analysis studies conducted in sub-Saharan Africa between 1989 and 1996. By synthesizing these findings from nearly a decade of research, the book contributes to the understanding and improvement of FP and RH programs in sub-Saharan Africa and around the world.
Miller, Kate, Robert A. Miller, Ian Askew, Marjorie C. Horn, and Lewis Ndhlovu. 1998. "Clinic-Based Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services in Africa: Findings from Situation Analysis Studies." New York: Population Council.