Ignite 2019 Annual Report

Annual-Report-2019.pdf

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2019 has been a year of consolidation and scale-up for project Ignite. Together, in the five countries of implementation (Cote d’Ivoire, Haiti, India, Kenya and Mozambique), PSI and Triggerise have generated a cumulative 674,000 couple-year protection (number of couples protected from unwanted pregnancies for a year), helping thousands of young women stay in control of their own life choices, free of the burden of early motherhood or unwanted children. Over 54,000 young women became new contraceptive users through Ignite in 2019, bringing the total number of women who adopted contraception through the project close to 200,000. This was done through a combination of mobile services and 157 youth-friendly service delivery points, which provided access to contraception and reliable information about SRHR to young people. Project Ignite also ensured that women who were already using contraception could continue using it, by providing access to contraceptives to over 63,000 continuing contraception users (over 281,000 since the inception of the project). Effective demand generation and awareness raising campaigns, on social media as well as in communities with peer mobilizers, and quality-assured service delivery have motivated young women to voluntarily adopt an increasing number of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) such as implants or intra-uterine devices (IUD). In Mozambique for example, the use of oral contraception has decreased from 51% at the beginning of the project to 37% at the end of 2019, while the use of implants has grown from 14% to 23% over the same period.