The recent increase in Egypt’s total fertility rate, along with stalling contraceptive rates and persistent unmet need for family planning (FP), highlights a need to explore new venues for providing FP services. The specific objectives of this study are to determine the size, scope, and scale of private-sector FP providers (private physicians, nongovernmental organization clinics, and private pharmacies); examine the policy and regulatory environment for private provision of FP products and services; and assess business, financing, and training needs of the private health sector and the potential for expanding its role in FP service provision. To improve current trends in contraceptive uptake and provide expanded service delivery and contraceptive options for Egyptian couples, the report proposes a number of recommendations. These could strengthen the role of the private sector as it complements the government’s current and planned efforts to meet population demand for contraception.
Abdel-Tawab, Nahla G., Doaa Oraby, and Benjamin Bellows. 2016. "Situational analysis of the private sector in the delivery of family planning services in Egypt: Current status and potential for increased involvement." Washington, DC: Population Council, The Evidence Project.
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