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Successful Proof of Concept of Family Planning and Immunization Integration in Liberia

Publish Date: September 2014
Author: Chelsea M Cooper, Rebecca Fields, Corinne I Mazzeo, Nyapu Taylor, Anne Pfitzer, Mary Momolu, Cuallau Jabbeh-Howee

This MCSP co-authored, open access article in the journal Global Health: Science and Practice gives evidence that mobilizing vaccinators to provide mothers with key family planning information and referrals to co-located, same-day family planning services was feasible in resource-limited areas of Liberia. It details how these efforts led to substantial increases in contraceptive use. Conversely, impact on immunization rates was less clear, but at a minimum there was no decrease in doses administered.