Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Family planning allows women and couples to determine whether and when to have children. The ability to make these choices is fundamental to healthy families and communities worldwide. Improvement methods can help solve the many operational challenges to delivering family planning and reproductive health services in different settings, including integrating family planning with other health services, assuring the availability of a well-balanced mix of contraceptive methods, and increasing the effectiveness of family planning counseling to increase uptake of modern contraceptive methods at both the facility and community levels.

Applying Quality Improvement to Integrate Family Planning in Maternal Health and HIV Services

Since 2010, the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) has been applying quality improvement (QI) approaches to integrate family planning (FP) counseling and services in maternal health programs and in HIV services. Specifically, HCI...

Spread collaborative: Prevention of unwanted pregnancies, abortion and sexually transmitted diseases among teenagers in Kostroma, Tambov, Ivanovo and Tula regions, Russia

Date improvement activities began: October, 2010 Date of end of collaborative: November, 2011 Aims/objectives: To encourage reduction of abortion through increasing access to information on reproductive health and modern contraceptive...

Breaking barriers to access to Family planning in Northern Nigeria

Problem: In 2007, we started implementation of a package of health interventions in a cluster of villages with a total population of 22,000, in a project called Pampaida Millennium Villages Project. The aim of these interventions is to...

Championing Performance Standards to Increase Family Planning Use by Women after Postabortion Care at a Guinea Clinic

Problem: In 2007, an evaluation of postabortion care (PAC) services in Guinea found that despite reported routine provision of family planning counseling by providers after PAC, the proportion of women who left a health facility with a...

Mali|Post-Partum Family Planning Improvement Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: May, 2011 Aims/objectives: Improve contraception use and post-partum family planning (FP) services by providing technical support through the Improvement Collaborative approach. Key objective: • Improve...

Guatemala | ProCONE Basic Spread

Date improvement activities began: October, 2009 Aims/objectives: The aim of the Basic ProCONE collaborative is to improve prenatal, postpartum, and neonatal care at ambulatory facilities by increasing the use of the partograph and active...

Guatemala | ProCONE Complication Demonstration Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: September, 2009 Aims/objectives: The overall aim of the ProCONE collaboratives as a cluster is to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality through the institutionalization of essential obstetric and newborn...

Guatemala | ProCONE Community Spread Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: September, 2010 Aims/objectives: Reduce maternal and neonatal mortality by scaling up EONC best practices at the community level, specifically relating to the recognition of danger signs and emergency...

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