EC ever use among women of reproductive age: 0.7% (DHS 2010)
EC knowledge among women of reproductive age: 35.1% (DHS 2010)
Contraceptive Use: 61.8% (DHS 2010, ever use of a modern method among women of reproductive age)
Registered LNG-EC products:
- Pregnon - Available over the counter without having to go through a pharmacist
- Revoke 72* - Available over the counter without having to go through a pharmacist
Products marked with * have been approved by a stringent regulatory authority, such as the WHO Prequalification Programme, the US Food and Drug Administration, the European Medicines Agency, or other.
Where at least one type of ECP is available: Public sector clinics, Pharmacies, IPPF-affiliated system, Community health distribution
Age restrictions for accessing ECPs: No data available
Legal/regulatory documents in which EC is included: National FP Norms, Essential Medicines List, Post-rape care guidelines
Pricing information: EC is provided for free in all government and Christian Health Association Hospitals. In other locations, the price of EC ranges from MWK 882 ($2.00) to MWK 1,323 ($3.00), as of 2015.
Other relevant information: EC distributed via IPPF outlets (1,000 - 5,000 in 2012).
In 2013, EC was procured by the government. No stock-outs were reported at the central level (JSI/Deliver data).
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