Family Planning and Reproductive Health

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The USAID Systems for Health project has assisted the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to improve awareness and increase access to family planning (FP) services; including through the capacity-building service providers to deliver family planning counseling, and by supporting training in long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). In 2017, Systems for Health helped sustain the knowledge and skills providers had accumulated over previous years of the project and worked with district-level staff to supervise and conduct post-training follow-up. In addition, the project and the GHS continued collaborating to provide initial training to more providers. The Midwife/Community Health Officer cluster approach was used to select training participants and follow up with them post-training. Systems for Health and the GHS strengthened the integration of FP into other services, as well, educating women on the healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy to improve the uptake of postpartum FP.

 

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Practice inserting implants at a LARC training in Tamale
Practice inserting implants at a LARC training in Tamale
Publication Date 
May 2018
Authors 
Mary Berghaus
Resource Type 
Project Reports
Regions/ Countries 
Language 
English