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Family Planning in Rwanda: A Review of District and National Budgets and Policies

The family Planning Policy 2012 has received particular attention as a development priority to ensure maximum contribution to Rwanda achieving MDGs and overall development. FP has been highlighted in related policies and in the Vision 2020 and the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy 2013-2018 (EDPRS II).

Government commitment can be seen in the commendable achievements gained in FP. Modern contraceptive prevelence rate more than quadrupled from 10% in 2005 to 45% in 2010. The total fertility rate decreased from 6.1 pr woman in the same period to 4.6 children.