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COVID-19 र परिवार योजना बीचको बिन्दुहरू जडान गर्दै


Connecting the Dots Between Evidence and Experience combines the latest evidence with implementation experiences to help technical advisors and program managers understand emerging trends in family planning and inform adaptations to their own programs. The inaugural edition focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on family planning in Africa and Asia.

The family planning community has been working tirelessly to enable people around the world to access contraception during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we enter the third year of the pandemic, answers to questions about the impacts of COVID-19 on family planning use and programs are emerging:

  • Have women changed their minds about wanting to become pregnant because of COVID-19 concerns?
  • Did contraceptive use change during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • What lessons have we learned that could be applied to this ongoing pandemic or future crisis situations?

A large amount of data has been collected to document the impact of COVID-19 on family planning. We reviewed many data sources to identify and distill key messages that are specifically relevant for family planning programs. The result is Connecting the Dots Between Evidence and Experience: अफ्रिका र एशियामा परिवार नियोजनमा COVID-19 को प्रभाव, an interactive site that displays the effects of COVID-19 on family planning use and programs during the first year of the pandemic.

You can use the interactive map to explore key Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA) family planning indicators in the context of stay-at-home restrictions and rising COVID-19 cases from seven countries. अन्वेषण गर्नुहोस् interactive charts on:

  • Pregnancy desires
  • Contraceptive use
  • Switching to a less effective or no method
  • COVID-19’s impact on non-use of contraceptives
Click the image to explore interactive charts from Côte d’Ivoire; Burkina Faso; Lagos, Nigeria; Kinshasa, DRC; Uganda; Kenya; and Rajasthan, India.
Côte d'Ivoire बाट अन्तरक्रियात्मक चार्टहरू अन्वेषण गर्न छविमा क्लिक गर्नुहोस्; बुर्किना फासो; लागोस, नाइजेरिया; किन्शासा, DRC; युगान्डा; केन्या; र राजस्थान, भारत.

Despite its devastating effects, the COVID-19 pandemic spurred innovations in programs and policies that may not have otherwise been attempted. Program adaptations include providing remote or telehealth services or dispensing more units of a short-acting method to mitigate service disruptions and maintain access to family planning. Many programs plan to continue these adaptations so that gains made during this exceptional period will have lasting, positive effects on access to family planning. हामीले सिर्जना गर्यौं three case studies, which you can download from Connecting the Dots, summarizing the use of emergency funding in Nepal, a social and behavior change radio campaign in Cote d’Ivoire, and remote supervision of providers in Madagascar to introduce and scale up DMPA-SC self-injection.

Click the image to read about program adaptations from Nepal, Côte d’Ivoire, and Madagascar.
Click the image to read about program adaptations from Nepal, आइभरी कोस्ट, and Madagascar.

You can delve into the topic of COVID-19’s impact on family planning more deeply by downloading a dataset to explore subgroup differences (उदाहरण को लागी, by age or urban versus rural residence); exploring the FP insight Connecting the Dots collection; and listening to a December 2021 webinar on the key findings from our review and their implications (in French or English).

Connecting the Dots shows that the impacts of COVID-19 on family planning use and programs may not have been as severe as originally feared.

Although we do not know what the future of the COVID-19 pandemic holds, Connecting the Dots found that family planning users and programs were resilient early in the pandemic. Other recent reports, सहित one from FP2030, another by the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition and John Snow, Inc., र documentation from the Research for Scalable Solutions (R4S) परियोजना, support these findings. We hope you can use these lessons in positive ways, including applying this knowledge to future crises.

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प्राविधिक सल्लाहकार - RMNCH Communications and Knowledge Management, FHI 360

Catherine is passionate about promoting the health and well-being of under-served populations around the world. She is experienced in strategic communications, ज्ञान व्यवस्थापन, project management; प्राविधिक सहयोग; and qualitative and quantitative social and behavioral research. Catherine's recent work has been in self-care; DMPA-SC self-injection (introduction, स्केल-अप, र अनुसन्धान); social norms related to adolescents’ reproductive health; postabortion care (PAC); advocacy for vasectomy in lower- र मध्यम आय भएका देशहरू; and retention in HIV services of adolescents living with HIV. Now based in North Carolina, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका, her work has taken her to many countries including Burundi, कम्बोडिया, नेपाल, रुवाण्डा, सेनेगल, Vietnam, र जाम्बिया. She holds a Master of Science in Public Health degree specializing in international reproductive health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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