Posted: Oct 11, 2019
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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Posted: Mar 28, 2017
Challenges and potential strategies for supporting adolescents living with HIV in Ndola, Zambia: Results from a study dissemination meeting
This document summarizes the main challenges and potential strategies for supporting adolescents living with HIV identiﬁed by key stakeholders during the October 2013 dissemination meetings for the USAID Preventive Technologies Agreement-funded study called, HIV Prevention and Family Planning Use among Adolescents on ART.
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Posted: Jan 19, 2017
Young Mothers Take Control of Their Future
Through this Pathfinder program, nearly 20,000 women began using contraception for the first time in 2012–2014. More than half of them were young women between the ages of 12 and 24. Thanks to you and your support
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for Pathfinder’s work, some of the world’s most vulnerable youth now have the power to prevent unintended pregnancy and shape their futures. And they have become a force for change in their communities.
Pathfinder International. (2016) Pathways: Young Mothers Take Control of Their Future. Available at: http://www.pathfinder.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Pathways-Spring.pdf
Posted: Jan 19, 2017
Integrating Family Planning into HIV Programs: Evidence-Based Practices
The integration of family planning (FP) and HIV services improves sexual and reproductive health outcomes by providing both services under one programmatic umbrella. This type of integration refers to the delivery of health services, and it is a subset of closely related but broader linkages between family planning and HIV policies, funding, programs, and advocacy.
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FHI360. (2014) Evidence-Based Practices for Integrating Family Planning into HIV Programs. Available at: https://prezi.com/mwk7mypyw9q7/integrating-family-planning-into-hiv-programs/