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Task Sharing Family Planning Services to Increase Health Workforce Efficiency and Expand Access
Posted: Oct 11, 2019
Category: Family planning and rights

Task Sharing Family Planning Services to Increase Health Workforce Efficiency and Expand Access

Task sharing is defined as the systematic redistribution of family planning services, including counseling and provision of contraceptive methods, to expand the range of health workers who can deliver services (WHO, 2017). Task sharing is a safe, effective, and efficient means to improve access to voluntary sexual and reproductive health services and reach national family planning (FP) goals.

This document is intended to lead program managers, planners, and policymakers through a strategic process to determine if and how task sharing family planning (FP) services can be used to help achieve development goals.

The impact of evidence-based family planning interventions or High Impact Practices (HIPs) is bolstered when responsibilities for delivering high-quality contraceptive services are optimally shared and distributed across different types of family planning service providers within the health system.

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