FHI to manage USAID family planning project

The U.S. Agency for International Development has selected Family Health International to oversee a USD50 million, five-year family planning research project. The Program Research for Strengthening Services or PROGRESS aims to explore new or improved family planning methods and boost the capacity of health researchers. “Scientific research can help governments and public health organizations figure out what works,” Ward Cates, who heads the research department at FHI, averred. “The PROGRESS project encourages research that gives policymakers practical guidelines for things they can do to meet increasing demand and provide access to a variety of high quality family planning methods.” (Press release: Family Health International Awarded USAID ‘Progress’ Project to Improve Family Planning and Reproductive Health Programs in Developing Countries/Family Health International)

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