The race to adapt to COVID-19 has resulted in a shift to virtual formats for health care training and service provision. This has amplified reliance on digital technologies. What does this mean for women seeking services but lacking the knowledge of and access to these technologies?
Recent updates to digital health case studies highlight ways programs have changed in the past decade, revealing insights on sustainability and scalability.
Have you ever wondered how, if at all, census and survey activities relate to family planning and reproductive health? They do, quite a bit. Census data helps countries make more informed decisions when distributing resources to their citizens. For family planning and reproductive health services, the accuracy of these data cannot be emphasized enough. We spoke to members of the United States (U.S.) Census Bureau’s International Program, who shared how their program is helping countries around the world build capacity in census and survey activities.
For robust evidence-based decision making, data and statistics are essential. To ensure proper planning in reproductive health, the accuracy and availability of this data cannot be over emphasized. We spoke to Samuel Dupre, a statistician with the U.S. Census Bureau’s International Program, and Mitali Sen, the International Program’s Chief of Technical Assistance and Capacity Building, who shed light on how the U.S. Census Bureau is supporting data collection on reproductive health.
The Knowledge SUCCESS East African team engaged its partners at Living Goods East Africa (Kenya and Uganda) for an in-depth discussion on their community health strategy for implementing programs and how innovations are essential towards enhancing global development.
Community health workers (CHWs) used digital health technology to advance access to family planning care at the community level. CHWs are a critical component of any strategy to bring health services closer to people. The piece calls on policy makers and technical advisors to sustain investments in the digitization of community health programs to reduce unmet need for family planning.
Although investments in digital health solutions for voluntary family planning have expanded exponentially, information on what works (and what does not) has always kept pace. The Digital Health Compendium curates the latest results from projects using digital technology to inform the adoption and scale-up of successful family planning approaches, as well as encouraging learning and adaptation from approaches that were less successful.