The recent increase in Egypt’s fertility rate, following decades of progress in lowering fertility levels, highlights the need for renewed attention to the country’s family planning program. The Ministry of Health is currently the largest provider of family planning in Egypt, serving a diverse population of women, many of whom may not need the free public service. Expanding the role of the private sector in the provision of family planning services and supplies holds great potential to more effectively meet the current and future family planning needs of millions of Egyptian women. This brief examines the role of the private sector in providing FP services and identifies challenges that are hindering the private sector from playing a more effective role in FP service delivery. In conclusion, this brief offers recommendations on how to strengthen the role of the private sector in providing FP to meet the needs of 16 million women with a demand for family planning.
Abdel-Tawab, Nahla G., Doaa Oraby, and Benjamin Bellows. 2016. "The private sector as a provider of family planning services in Egypt: Challenges and opportunities," Policy brief. Cairo: Population Council, The Evidence Project.
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