EC Status and Availability


EC knowledge among women of reproductive age: 22.9% (DHS 2010)

Contraceptive Use: 11.0% (DHS 2010, ever use of any modern method among women of reproductive age)

Registered products: No pill products are registered

No EC product is registered, but importation is allowed through licensing: True

Where at least one type of ECP is available: Public sector clinics, IPPF-affiliated system

Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No data available

Legal/regulatory documents in which EC is included: No data available

Other relevant information: EC distributed via IPPF outlets (<1,000 in 2012).

In Burundi, the lowest cadre of health workers allowed to sell/dispense ECPs in the public sector is auxiliary nurses, as of 2013. (USAID/DELIVER, Contraceptive Security Indicators, 2013)

In 2013, EC was procured by the government. No stock-outs were reported at the central level (JSI/Deliver data).

Burundi's Essential Medicines List does not include EC.

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