Placement of Dedicated Family Planning Providers to Broaden Method Choice and Increase Contraceptive Access and Uptake: Experience from South Sudan

To improve access to family planning in South Sudan, IntraHealth International implemented a “dedicated provider” model based on evidence that with time, skills, and materials, dedicated providers can serve more women with family planning, meet unmet need, and expand contraceptive choice.

Between October 2019 and December 2020, with funding from USAID under the Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning and Reproductive Health for Women and Girls (E2A) project, IntraHealth recruited and placed nurses and community health workers in nine public-sector health facilities and adjacent communities to address health workforce limitations, expand clients’ method options, increase access to provider-dependent methods, and stimulate further demand to help meet high levels of unmet need for family planning.

This technical brief offers details on the approach and results of this effort.