The Role of Family Planning on Economic Development at Health Centers in Halaba Special Woreda, Southern, Ethiopia

Mohammed Suleiman Obsa


Introduction. Family planning is the mechanisms that initiate the economic development by reducing rapid population growth through providing effective use of birth controlling method. When effective family planning occurs in an environment with rapid economic development and major technological advance, it actually contributes to the national development efforts. If population growth can be slow down, each person’s share of countries resource could be greater.

Objective: To assess factors influencing clinical outcomes of patients admitted to intensive care units from January 2015 to January 2016 at Nigist Eleni Mohammed Memorial Hospital, hosanna, southern Ethiopia.

Method: Institutional based cross sectional study design was conducted. All health professionals working at Nigist Eleni Mohammed Memorial Hosp during the study period were included. Regular supervision and follow up was made. Bivariate analysis was used to identify factors associated with economic development. The result was interpreted using table, graph and narrative.

Result: A total of 40 participants were enrolled into the study of 65 %( 26) of respondents were males. Most of respondents 37.5% (15) and 35 %( 14) were in age group of 18-25 and 26-35respectively. Over two fifth and one third of respondents have not used family planning due to lack of knowledge about family planning and lack of having communication with health care provider.

Conclusion and recommendation: Family planning has a negative impact on population growth and development therefore, it was recommended that proper use of birth controlling method was strongly were recommended.

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