Family Planning

Zika, Condom Negotiation, and Gender-Based Violence in Latin America

Elga Salvador

WI-HER/ Senior Gender Advisor

Tisa Barrios Wilson

WI-HER/Gender Specialist

"The women say, 'I understand', they take the condoms from their antenatal care appointment, but they never tell their partners for fear of how they will react. They prefer to be silent … and there is a risk that the pregnant women will be hit." (Health Provider, Zacapa, Guatemala)

Improving the quality of family planning services in Uganda: Tested changes implemented in four districts in Western Uganda

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project, in partnership with 17 United States Government implementing partners and the Ministry of Health (MOH), is implementing the Saving Mothers Giving Life (SMGL)...

Synthèse de la mise en oeuvre de la planification familiale du post-partum au Mali

Le projet USAID/ASSIST Mali est un projet d’assistance technique pour le renforcement de la qualité des systèmes de santé et de la capacité des gestionnaires de santé au Mali. Il a été sollicité par le Ministère de la Santé pour améliorer...

Improving Quality of Post-Partum Family Planning in Low-Resource Settings

Postpartum Family Planning (PPFP) aims to prevent the high risk of unintended and closely spaced pregnancies during the first year following childbirth. It is one of the highest impact interventions to avoid increased risk of premature...

VIDEO: Six-step approach to help teams integrate gender into improvement activities

The USAID ASSIST Project recognizes that integrating gender into all project activities has the potential to improve outcomes for women and men, boys and girls. ASSIST partner WI-HER, LLC developed an innovative and effective six-step...

Addressing Myths and Misconceptions to Increase the Uptake of Contraceptives: The experience of Bukuuku Health Center IV

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), 18 health facilities in Western Uganda are preventing unintended and high-risk pregnancies...

Strengthening integrated family planning/maternal and neonatal health post-partum services and associated health system functions in Niger

Family planning (FP) is known to be one of the highest impact interventions for reducing maternal and child mortality. However, unmet demand for family planning services remains high in many countries, resulting in a failure to achieve...

Making Health Care about People: Applying People-centered Care Principles to Family Planning Improvement Work in West Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a new strategy on people-centered health care that places a strong focus on the re-orienting the health system as a whole, including the importance of engaging community and patient groups...

Rapid Assessment of Family Planning Attitudes, Beliefs, and Practices in Uthungulu District, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa

The USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) has been assisting the National Department of Health (NDOH) and the KwaZulu-Natal Province (KZN) Department of Health to strengthen the health system to address a low contraceptive prevalence...

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