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close this bookReproductive Health and Communication at the Grassroots - Experiences from Africa and Asia - Proceedings, 1997, Ethiopian Red Cross society training institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (IIRR, 1997, 292 p.)
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The conference and production of this publication were supported by the following organizations.



Lutheran World Relief

Christian Aid


The Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia is a national non-governmental and non-profit organization founded in 1966. It is an affiliate member of the IPPF, the leading international family planning movement organization. It pioneered the family planning movement in Ethiopia, emphasizing the health rationale. FGAE gives training in family planning, provides family planning services and promotes use of contraceptives, family planning caters for adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and is involved in institutional and management capacity-building.


The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that aims to improve the quality of lives of the rural poor in developing countries through rural reconstruction: a sustainable, integrated, people-centered development strategy generated through practical field experiences. Based in the Philippines, IIRR has regional offices in Africa (Nairobi), Latin America (Quito) and Asia (Silang, the Philippines). IIRR's Africa office is committed to strengthening the institutional capacity of partner organizations through knowledge generation, acquisition and sharing.

IIRR publications are not copyrighted. The Institute encourages the translation, adaptation and copying of materials for non-commercial use, provided an acknowledgement to IIRR is included

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FGAE and IIRR. 1998. Reproductive Health and Communication at the Grassroots: Experiences from Africa and Asia. Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Silang, Cavite, Philippines and International Institute of Rural Reconstruction - Africa Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya.

Printed in Kenya (1998)
ISBN 0-942717-88-0