Evaluation of aflatoxins B1, B2, G1 and G2 traditional and industrial barley malts in Ethiopia

An evidence-based policy brief

Authors

  • Fasil Mengistu Ethiopian Public Health Institute Author
  • Yosef Gebreyohannes Ethiopian Public Health Institute Author
  • Desalegn Ararso Ethiopian Public Health Institute Author
  • Serebe Abay Ethiopian Public Health Institute Author
  • Mamuye Hadis Ethiopian Public Health Institute Author

Keywords:

Contraceptive prevalence rate, behavior change communication, mobile phone-based information, community-based contraceptive counseling and referral, policy brief, Ethiopia

Abstract

Introduction: Societies in both the developing and developed world suffer from unacceptably high rates of unintended and unwanted pregnancies, despite the availability of safe and effective forms of contraception.

 

Objective: To synthesize the best available evidence describing low contraceptive prevalence rate in women of reproductive age (15-49 years) in Ethiopia and give potential policy options to improve this rate. 

 

Methods: The policy brief brings together global research evidence from systematic reviews and local evidence to inform deliberations about improving contraceptive prevalence rate in Ethiopia.

 

Results: Ethiopia’s contraceptive prevalence rate is 42% for married women. Lack of knowledge or awareness, socio-cultural factors, health concerns and fear of side effects, service access and quality of care and economic factors are found to be the major incriminated factors for the low rate. Potential policy options for improving this rate in Ethiopia include (i) Behavior Change Communication (ii) Mobile phone-based information and (iii) Community-based contraceptive counseling and referral.

 

Conclusions: There are evidences indicating the potential benefit of Behavior Change Communication, mobile phone-based information and Community-based contraceptive counseling and referral for improving contraceptive prevalence rate in low and middle income countries like Ethiopia

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Author Biographies

  • Fasil Mengistu, Ethiopian Public Health Institute

    Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Yosef Gebreyohannes, Ethiopian Public Health Institute

    Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Desalegn Ararso, Ethiopian Public Health Institute

    Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Serebe Abay, Ethiopian Public Health Institute

    Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Mamuye Hadis, Ethiopian Public Health Institute

    Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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2017-11-30

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How to Cite

Mengistu, F. (2017) “Evaluation of aflatoxins B1, B2, G1 and G2 traditional and industrial barley malts in Ethiopia: An evidence-based policy brief”, Ethiopian Journal of Public Health and Nutrition (EJPHN), 2(1), pp. 53–59. Available at: https://ejphn.ephi.gov.et/index.php/ejphn/article/view/120 (Accessed: 18 June 2024).

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