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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

Publish Date: May 2019
Author: MCSP

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 many interactions as possible between women/couples and the health system (including antenatal, labor and delivery, postnatal, and child immunization visits)
  • Existing community health workers and volunteers promote uptake of PPFP
  • Facility and community health workers and volunteers have tools to track women’s family planning preferences and needs