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Follow-up Reproductive Health Needs Assessment for Evaluation of a CBD Program in Maramba Division,Muheza District

Jaenisch , T., Twaha, A.L.A., Hiza, M. and Goergen, R. (2001) Follow-up Reproductive Health Needs Assessment for Evaluation of a CBD Program in Maramba Division,Muheza District. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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This is the report of a follow up household survey conducted in 8 villages of Maramba Division, Muheza District 1.5 years after starting a CBD program. The main findings are; The contraceptive prevalence for modern methods was 33% compared to 24% in 1999. Among clients of oral contraceptives compliance to pill use can be estimated to be about 77%. Delivery indicators show that the rate of professionally assisted deliveries decreased from 55% in 1999 to only 33% in 2001. Knowledge on how to prevent STDs has improved. More women mention the use of condoms 16%(against 10% in 99) and having only one sexual partner 43% (against 27% in 99). It is concluded that CBD activities have a measurable impact on the contraceptive prevalence rate. If established at large scale the contraceptive prevalence of a whole region or even the whole country could increase considerably... Delivery indicators showed that the rate of home deliveries is increasing. Especially alarming is the increase in birth only attended by untrained people. There is an urgent need to further explore the reason and to react with appropriate measures. This rapid assessment methodology is very useful to provide at low cost population based data. This is especially important as long as reliable population data are missing. In selected area this type of survey should accompany a CBD program on regular basis.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Reproductive Health, Sexual Transmitted Disease, Condoms, Contraceptive, Maternal Health, Maramba, Muheza
Subjects: Sexual & Reproductive Health > Sexually transmitted infections
Sexual & Reproductive Health > Family Planning
Divisions: Other
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2013 06:09
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2013 06:09

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