Injectable contraceptives — primarily in the form of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) — are rapidly becoming the most popular modern contraceptive in sub-Saharan Africa. They are safe, effective, convenient and they can be used discreetly, without a partner's knowledge. For these reasons the potential demand for DMPA is high in Madagascar and elsewhere.
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Learn more about gender equality in policies and programs around the world through K4Health's IGWG Gender and Health Toolkit! The toolkit provides many practical and hands-on how-to resources for gender integration and mainstreaming in health policies, programs and institutions and explains the need for gender equality as a means for improving health. For more information, go to: http://www.k4health.org/toolkits/igwg-gender
Whereas most countries have vaccination coverage for upwards of 90% of their populations today, in 2009 Burkina Faso still only had vaccination rates of around 80% for measles, polio, Hib, etc. Burkina Faso also had an infant mortality rate of 84.49 deaths/1000 live births in 2009.