Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options in Zambia and Malawi

Understanding the Consumer

Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options (EECO) is a USAID-funded project designed to support the introduction of new contraceptive and dual protection methods that will help address method-related reasons for non-use.

Pilots in Zambia, Malawi, Madagascar and Niger will provide women with more choices to prevent unplanned pregnancy, through access to four new product lines: new barrier methods; hormonal intrauterine systems; and a progesterone vaginal ring (PVR). The first of these pilots started in Malawi and Zambia in mid-2014 with the launch of the Woman’s Condom.