Within the past ten years, the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) has conducted two major studies for assessing the availability and quality of reproductive health services. The two studies, generally referred to as Situation Analysis studies, were conducted in 1991 and 1996. The 1996 survey collected data from 192 health facilities spread throughout Zimbabwe. During this exercise, an inventory of physical facilities, equipment, and educational materials was taken. In addition, 758 provider–client interactions of new and revisit clients were observed. Exit interviews were conducted with service providers, and with family planning and maternal and child health clients. In this report, wherever possible findings from the 1996 study are compared to those of 1991 in which 181 health facilities were visited. However, the evolution of the Situation Analysis methodology since 1991 limits the degree to which comparisons can be made between the two studies.
Ndhlovu, Lewis, Hazel M.B. Dube, and Caroline S. Marangwanda. 1998. "An assessment of the Zimbabwe Family Planning Programme: Results from the 1996 situation analysis study." New York: Population Council and the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council.
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