Safe Delivery Safe Mother aims to address high fertility and reduce maternal mortality in Pakistan. Recently, the group implemented a pilot project that trained over 160 government-deployed Skilled Birth Attendants (SBAs) in the Multan district of the Punjab province. The six-month pilot project concluded in February. The Safe Delivery Safe Mother team is in the process of sharing recommendations on how to increase the use and acceptance of post-partum family planning with the Pakistani government and other partners.
Program managers and healthcare providers who offer the one-rod contraceptive implant, Implanon NXT, should be aware of recent updates that affect the product’s administration. This change is in-process around the world, including countries where Implanon NXT is available at the reduced, market access, price.
Preserving voluntary family planning as an essential service amid the COVID-19 pandemic has been the clarion call for global actors in the family planning and reproductive health field. How do we also ensure that women seeking postpartum or postabortion care don’t fall in the gaps?