Population growth, reproductive health, maternal and child health, and family planning in Madagascar are critical issues that need to be addressed to advance well-being and reduce poverty in the country. However, progress on policies and programs to address these issues has been slower than anticipated, partly due to the legal environment and the extent to which it enables or impedes provision of family planning and reproductive health services for women and youth. This report provides a rapid, targeted overview and assessment of the legal context for these services, with the aim of clarifying the role of laws and policy and of identifying both positive and constraining features. The study, conducted by HP+, provides recommendations to the Malagasy government and its partners to support their efforts to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems.
Brinkerhoff, D.W., O. Indriamihaja, A. Lipsky, and C. Stewart. 2017. The Legal Environment for Family Planning and Reproductive Health in Madagascar. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.
English PDF 1446.6 kbJuly 2017
Brinkerhoff, D.W., O. Indriamihaja, A. Lipsky, and C. Stewart. 2017. L’environnement légal pour la planification familiale et la santé de la reproduction à Madagascar. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.
French PDF 1522.3 kbJuly 2017
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