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National government policies can have a great impact on a country’s family planning services and can function as facilitators for or barriers to effective service provision. In Chad, a country with extremely poor sexual and reproductive health indicators, in recent years the government has shown great commitment to improving family planning service delivery through changes in national policy.
Policy changes have been influenced by evidence from non-governmental organizations working on the ground and a firm commitment of multi-sectorial stakeholders, opening up possibilities for significant expansion of family planning service provision, including long-acting contraceptives (LARCs). Chad’s experience can serve as a model to expand access to sexual and reproductive health services in other countries through similar policy changes.
As CARE®’s experience in Chad shows, evidence-based policy changes can potentially transform the provision of high-quality family planning services. Read the full report.
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The Nourishing Effect: Ending Hunger, Improving Health, Reducing Inequality
The 26th Annual Hunger Report specifically addresses nutrition as a health issue. It includes domestic and international data tables covering health issues, poverty, food security, demographics, environment – all of the MDG targets.
Key Messages of the report:
1) Nutritious food is essential to healthy growth and development and can prevent the need for costly medical care. Many chronic diseases-the main drivers of cost growth and poor population health-are diet-related.
2) The United States spends more per capita on health care than any other high-income country but compares poorly with these others on key population health indicators such as life expectancy and child survival. This is due in part to our tolerance, as a nation, for higher levels of poverty and hunger.
3) Socioeconomic inequalities drive population-wide health disparities. Socioeconomic factors such as housing, education, employment opportunities, and access to healthy food have a larger impact on health outcomes than medical care.
4) Even as hunger rates decline in every region of the developing world, wide-scale malnutrition from vitamin and mineral deficiencies continues to impose a devastating cost on individuals. In addition, rising levels of obesity and related chronic diseases are imposing a huge burden on weak health systems in developing countries.