In Mombasa County, Kenya the Sisi Kwa Sisi program supports local governments to scale up high-impact best practices in family planning. The innovative peer-to-peer learning strategy uses counterpart coaching and mentoring to impart workplace knowledge and skill.
Pharmacies play a critical role in providing access to reproductive health services in low-resource settings in Kenya. Without this private-sector resource, the country would not be able to meet the needs of its young people. Kenya’s National Family Planning Guidelines for Service Providers allow pharmacists and pharmaceutical technologists to counsel, dispense, and provide condoms, pills, and injectables. This access is critical to the health and well-being of youths and the overall achievement of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development goals.
Working alongside family planning advocates, Jhpiego Kenya applied the nine-step SMART advocacy approach to engage stakeholders in the creation of a new pharmacist training package. The updated curriculum includes that includes instruction on providing contraceptive injectables DMPA-IM and DMPA-SC.
Le 29 avril, Knowledge SUCCESS & FP2030 a organisé la quatrième et dernière session de la troisième série de conversations de la série Connecting Conversations, Une taille unique ne convient pas à tous : les services de santé reproductive au sein du système de santé élargi doivent répondre aux divers besoins des jeunes. Cette session s'est concentrée sur la façon dont les systèmes de santé peuvent s'adapter pour répondre aux besoins changeants des jeunes à mesure qu'ils grandissent pour s'assurer qu'ils restent pris en charge.
On April 29th, Knowledge SUCCESS & Family Planning 2030 (FP2030) hosted the fourth and final session in the third set of conversations in the Connecting Conversations series, One Size Does Not Fit All: Reproductive Health Services Within the Greater Health System Must Respond to Young People’s Diverse Needs. This session focused on how health systems can adapt to meet the changing needs of young people as they grow to ensure that they remain in care.
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.
In a variety of ways that suit their contexts, countries around the world have adapted international guidance on providing family planning care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tracking the extent to which these new policies are successful in maintaining women’s access to safe, high-quality care will provide valuable lessons for responses to future public health emergencies.
The integration of voluntary family planning and reproductive health care (FP/RH) with HIV service provision ensures FP information and services are made available to women and couples living with HIV without discrimination. Our partners at Amref Health Africa discuss the challenges of effectively addressing FP needs for vulnerable clients living in informal settlements and slum areas, and offer recommendations for reinforcing FP and HIV integration.
FP2020's webinar on digital health for family planning during the COVID-19 pandemic brought together presenters from a variety of projects, all of which are leveraging technology to meet the needs of their clients in new ways. Missed the webinar? Our recap is below, and so are links to watch for yourself.