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Understanding and Addressing Contraceptive Stockouts to Increase Family Planning Access and Uptake in Senegal

Senegal’s government has pledged to reduce contraceptive stockouts, which have been frequent in public sector health facilities. An innovative distribution system called the Informed Push Model (...

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Generating Evidence to Meet the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Students at Kenyatta University (KU) and Beyond

This research brief describes two evidence-generation efforts undertaken by the Evidence to Action Project (E2A), of which IntraHealth is a partner, and Kenyatta University, along with support...

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Practice Makes Perfect: A Hands-On Approach to In-Service Family Planning Training in Kenya

To consider the possible impact of family planning in-service training on health workers’ promotion and provision of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), FUNZOKenya conducted a study to...

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Vasectomy: A Long, Slow Haul to Successful Takeoff

Vasectomy use is plagued by low demand among men. Nevertheless, its compelling advantages make substantial investment worthwhile. On the supply side, a priority is to actively link vasectomy with...

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Improving the Quality of Postabortion Care Services in Togo Increased Uptake of Contraception

High-quality postabortion care (PAC) services that include family planning counseling and a full range of contraceptives at point of treatment for postabortion complications have great potential...

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Mentoring at First Referral Units (FRUS) for Improved Quality of Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care

To test the feasibility of developing a mentoring program at the first referral unit level in Karnataka, India, an intervention was implemented for 12 months in 16 first referral units across...

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Strengthening School Management: A Guide for Optimizing the Use of Health Workforce Education Resources

This guide helps health professional school leaders manage their schools more efficiently and effectively—with the overarching aim of scaling up the production of relevant, competent, and...

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Vasectomy Overview (Presentation)

T his presentation provides an overview of vasectomy as a family planning method and was presented at the Long-Acting and Permanent Methods Community of Practice Meeting on...

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Report of the Prevalence and Contributing Factors of Facility-Based Maternal and Neonatal Deaths in Five Regions of Namibia (Erongo, Hardap, Karas, Khomas, and Omaheke) during 2010-2012

A survey of facility-based maternal and neonatal mortality in the five southern regions of Namibia was undertaken to complete a national picture for maternal and neonatal health.

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Informed Push Distribution of Contraceptives in Senegal Reduces Stockouts and Improves Quality of Family Planning Services

Authors: Daff BM, Seck C, Belkhayat H, and Sutton P

Description: Dedicated logisticians restocked contraceptives monthly at facilities to maintain...

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