Family Planning

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...

Evaluation of the Quality of Community-based Integrated Management of Childhood Illness and Reproductive Health Programs in Madagascar

Madagascar recently scaled up volunteer community health worker (CHV) programs in community‐based Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (c‐IMCI) and reproductive health and family planning (RH/FP) to provide health care to remote and...

Community Health Volunteer Program Functionality and Performance in Madagascar: A Synthesis of Qualitative and Quantitative Assessments

For more than a decade, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Madagascar and other partners have invested in the development of a national CHV system to improve access to life-saving primary health care services...

Applying Improvement Methods to Increase Coverage and Quality of Family Planning Services

Since 2009, the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) has applied improvement approaches to ensure the availability and use of family planning (FP) counseling and services where they are most needed. HCI has given a special focus to...

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...

Improving Maternal, Newborn, Child Health, and Family Planning Programs through the Application of Collaborative Improvement in Developing Countries: A Practical Orientation Guide

Modern quality improvement methods benefit from the value of teamwork, supportive coaching of teams, process analysis of services, and the use of data to monitor results and decision making. Based on these values, the collaborative...

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...

Sostenibilidad de las Acciones y Capacidades para Impulsar el Mejoramiento Continuo de la Calidad en la Atención Materna-Infantil en AMOCSA Chinandega

La dinámica del mejoramiento continuo de la calidad en la atención materno-infantil en Nicaragua, facilitada desde 2000 por los proyectos de USAID—Garantía de Calidad (QAP) y posteriormente, de Mejoramiento de la Atención en Salud (HCI)—...

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