Adapted from the soon to be published article “How Enhanced Engagement with The Private Sector Can Expand Access to Family Planning and Bring the World Closer to Universal Health Coverage” developed by Adam Lewis and FP2030.
In July 2021, USAID’s Research for Scalable Solutions (R4S) project, led by FHI 360, released the Drug Shop Operators' Provision of Injectable Contraception manual. The handbook shows how drug shop operators can coordinate with the public health system to safely provide an expanded method mix that includes injectables, as well as training for clients on self-injection. The handbook was developed in Uganda in partnership with the National Drug Shop Task Team but can be adapted to various contexts in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Knowledge SUCCESS’ contibuting writer Brian Mutebi talked to Fredrick Mubiru, Family Planning Technical Advisor at FHI 360 and one of the key resource persons involved in the development of the handbook, about its significance and why people should use it.
The Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options (EECO) project is delighted to partner with Knowledge SUCCESS to bring you this curated collection of resources to guide the introduction of new contraceptive products.
The Knowledge SUCCESS team recently spoke with Linos Muhvu, Secretary and Chief Talent Team Leader at the Society for Pre and Post Natal Services (SPANS) in the Goromonzi District of Zimbabwe, about the links between mental health and family planning and reproductive health. The devastation that COVID-19 has caused around the world—deaths, economic collapse, and long-term isolation—has exacerbated the mental health struggles people faced even before the pandemic struck.
Evidence to Action (E2A) has been reaching young first-time parents Burkina Faso, Tanzania, and Nigeria in recent years for strengthening family planning and reproductive health service delivery for girls, women, and underserved communities.
Universal health coverage (UHC) characterizes an ideal where all people have access to the health services they need, when and where they need them, without financial hardship. In the same way that the long-term consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic will place a heavy burden on health systems, so too will the lack of reproductive health care.