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.

Nicaragua | Family Planning Expansion Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: November, 2009 Aims/objectives: The aim of this collaborative was to continue to increase the availability and uptake of family planning (FP) services at MINSA facilities across Nicaragua, incorporate...

Nicaragua | Family Planning Demonstration Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: February, 2009 Date of end of collaborative: November, 2009 Aims/objectives: The aim of this collaborative was to increase the availability and uptake of family planning (FP) services at MINSA hospitals...

Post Partum Family Planning Intervention for At-Risk Women in Masay and Rivas, Nicaragua

This study examines the impact on family planning referral and follow-up of offering “Contraception Post Obstetric Event” (APEO-Anticoncepción Post Evento Obstétrico) combined with higher quality family planning services (a strengthened...

Continuidad de la atención en planificación familiar a puérperas con riesgo reproductivo, atendidas en dos SILAIS de Nicaragua, Julio 2008–Julio 2010

Veintiún hospitales materno-infantiles y centros de salud con camas del Ministerio de Salud de Nicaragua (MINSA), implementan la anticoncepción post evento obstétrico (APEO) como parte de la estrategia de planificación familiar (PF)...

Strategies Used by Facilities to Integrate FP into HIV Care: What works and what doesn’t

Presentation made on November 16, 2009 by Dr. Ibrahim Kirunda, Quality Improvement Advisor for the HCI Project, at the International Conference on Family Planning, in Kampala, Uganda.

Organizing Work Better

Increasingly, family planning and other health care organizations in developing countries must do more with the same or reduced resources. To cope, organizations can make simple changes in the way work is organized—changes that can help...

Integrating Family Planning into HIV Care/ART Services in Uganda

Problem: The Ministry of Health in Uganda identified prevention of HIV infection and improvement of linkages between family planning (FP) services and HIV care and support as a priority for its national Quality of Care Initiative in HIV...

Developing family planning standards in Jamaica

In health care, standards are explicit statements of expected quality in the performance of a healthcare activity. They take the form of specifications for medical procedures, clinical practice guidelines and protocols, standard operating...

Client communication behaviors with healthcare providers in Indonesia

Patient participation in healthcare consultations can improve the quality of decision making and increase patients' commitment to the treatment plan. This study examines client participation, operationally defined as client active...

Quality in Action in Rwanda: Case Studies

Quality improvement via the identification of problems and team-based problem solving is one of the main pillars of quality assurance. Through this method, medical, technical, and administrative personnel directly involved in the provision...

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