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ESD: New and Notable 

- USAID FP-MNCH-Nutrition Integration Consultation Report – This report summarizes the proceedings of USAID's FP-MNCH-Nutrition Integration Consultation, a one-day conference organized by ESD on March 30, 2011 in Washington, DC.  The report contains presentation summaries, key themes in integration, and recommended next steps.  

- ESD launches online HTSP Toolkit – ESD and K4Health have launched an electronic library of HTSP resources for program managers, providers, and policy makers.

- Video on Safe Age of Marriage Project – Former program officer Dalia Al Eryani speaks at the Woodrow Wilson Center about ESD’s Safe Age of Marriage project in Yemen.

- Guinea HTSP Secretariat Officially Launches – The Guinea HTSP Secretariat launched to great success on January 28, 2011 in Conakry.

- The ESD Brown Bag Luncheon series is a monthly discussion series covering innovative approaches in family planning, reproductive health, and related topics.

ESD's Mission

At least 200 million women around the world want to delay, space, or limit childbearing, but are unable to do so because they lack knowledge of and access to reproductive health and family planning (RH/FP) services.

Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Extending Service Delivery (ESD) Project works to make these services accessible to the underserved populations of the world.

Publications & Other New Releases 

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, Healthy Families

A Film about Scaling-Up Best Practices in Asia and the Middle East


- ESD LEGACY DOCUMENTS now available!

- ESD End-of-Project Conference Presentation: A summary of ESD's work over the past five years.

- ESD partner—Business for Social Responsibility—releases a new HERProject Report on meeting the needs of female factory workers in six countries. Download the report and read about it in the Huffington Post.

- FIGO-endorsed post-abortion care (PAC) statement in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Stories from the Field



The Motorbike Outreach Model: A Roaring Success in Kenya’s North Eastern Province
APHIA II NEP’s Motorbike Outreach Model is a low-cost and high-impact approach that overturns the standard static model of healthcare service delivery in rural Kenya.
Care for the Mother Success Story: Pulling Together – A Harambee for Safe Motherhood Services in Pastoral Kenya
Read how several women’s groups and an area chief quickly rallied to find an innovative – and inspiring – solution to bring safe motherhood services to Kenya’s North Eastern Province.

USAID Frontlines Magazine—Yemeni Communities Unite Against Child Marriage
ESD partnered with the Basic Health Services (BHS) project to address child marriage in Yemen through their Safe Age of Marriage pilot.  By educating religious and civic leaders on the negative health and social consequences of early marriage, BHS successfully rallied entire communities against this conservative practice.

Read more stories from the field>>




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