Improving the quality of life for Paraguayan women
Janina Campuzano is a young mother in Paraguay who tells of her experience as a beneficiary of the free family planning options now available in public hospitals.
She and other women have access to family planning services and counseling on specific topics of concern thanks to the USAID/Deliver program, which supports the improvement of the contraceptive logistics system in Paraguay and the quality of services in public healthcare facilities.
Since the 1990s, USAID has been the Government of Paraguay’s principal family planning partner, responsible for increasing the number of couples using family planning methods by more than 30 percentage points. Since the Government of Paraguay and USAID began working together, contraceptive stock-out rates fell from 81 percent in 2005 to five percent in 2008.
The program supports the lead of the Ministry of Health and is implemented by USAID along with the Pan American Health Organization.
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