Family Planning and Immunization – Integration Working Group

Although family planning (FP) services for adult women (and men) and immunization services for infants and young children are critical components of primary health care, with overlapping contact opportunities during the first year postpartum and a shared goal of improving the health of the mother (and father) and baby, these services are often siloed as […]

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Postpartum Family Planning Indicators for Routine Monitoring in National Health Management Information Systems

Postpartum family planning (PPFP) is a key investment to fulfill FP2020 commitments and Sustainable Development Goals, but there is little data to track progress at the country or global level. To address the gap, countries have committed to adding PPFP indicators to their national health management information systems (HMIS). A Measurement Committee was convened under […]

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Building Family Planning Services in DRC

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) an estimated 70% of the population of 81 million have little or no access to healthcare. DRC has the third highest fertility rate globally at 6.6 children per woman, a national maternal mortality rate of 846 per 100,000 live births and an adolescent birth rate of 138 per […]

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Utilizing All Health System Contacts to Offer Postpartum Family Planning to Pregnant Women and Women within Twelve Months Postpartum in Ethiopia

MCSP is conducting a study, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health and Oromia Regional Health Bureau, to test how to improve uptake of family planning among postpartum women up to 12 months after birth. The study is investigating whether postpartum family planning (PPFP) use increases if: Messages on PPFP are integrated into as […]

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Kintambo Model Training Center

One of MCSP’s three objectives in DR Congo was to improve maternal and newborn survival through the provision of quality in-service training and pre-service education on key maternal and newborn health and postpartum family planning (PPFP) interventions. The Program’s approach to human capacity development focused on developing individual health worker knowledge and skills through experience […]

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MCSP Liberia Restoration of Health Services Project – Family Planning & Immunization Integration Report

Given Liberia’s overall modern contraceptive prevalence rate is low, at only 31%, it is important to take advantage of every contact with pregnant and postpartum women to offer them family planning (FP) counseling and services.  “Offering FP information and services proactively to women in the extended postpartum period during routine child immunization contacts” has been […]

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Long-Acting and Permanent Methods Community of Practice – Technical Meeting

The levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) is one of the most effective forms of reversible contraception with efficacy rates similar to subdermal implants and copper intrauterine devices (IUDs). Although the LNG-IUS has proved to be a popular choice with women in developed countries where the method is available, and it has helped revitalize the IUD market […]

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Long-Acting and Permanent Methods Community of Practice – Contraceptive Implants Technical Consultation

Contraceptive implants are playing an increasingly important role in ensuring that women and couples are able to achieve their reproductive goals. The increasing availability of implants has contributed to the diversification of many countries’ method mix, and from 2018-2020, 18.2 million women across the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) focus countries are expected to adopt implants. […]

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Maternal Child Survival Program
Maternal and Child Survival Program