Family Planning Utilization Among Model and Non Model Family Women Enrolled in Urban Health Extension Program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2015

Yonas Assefa


Background:In 2003, the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) launched a new health care plan, the “Accelerated Expansion of Primary Health Care Coverage,” through a comprehensive Health Extension Program (HEP).Recognizing the huge gap between need and health care services available, the FMOH has focused on “providing quality promotive, preventive, and selected curative health care services in an accessible and equitable manner to reach all segments of the population, with special attention to mothers and children.

Objective:To assess on family planning service utilization among model and non-model family women enrolled in urban health extension program of kirkos sub-city administration.

Method:A cross sectional study design using a quantitative method was used .A total of 424 (212 model families and 212 non-model families) participated the study. Adjusted ORs that controls the confounding effects of other covariates  were  calculated  using  the  multiple  logistic  regression  models  of  SPSS  version 16 statistical programs. Statistical significance was considered at P-value less than 0.05.

Result:Large proportion study population 210(81.08%) [109(78.4%)) and 101 (84.1%),) model and non-model respectively] were they prefer to be informed by health professional and followed by other (like friend husband...) were 27(10.42%) [18(12.9%) and 9(7.5%) for model and non-model families respectively], media (radio and TV) were 15(5.79%) [5(3.59) and10 (8.33%) for model and non-model families respectively] with X2 =4.21, p value =0.000021.

Conclusion:By this measurement the UHEP programs lacks the aspects expected to be done. FMOH should see the implementation strategies of UHEP on providing and upgrading family planning service.

Keywords: Family planning, Urban Health Extension Program (UHEP), Model /Non-model Family

DOI: 10.7176/JMPB/59-04

Publication date:September 30th 2019

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