Getting closer to people: family planning provision by drug shops in Uganda.
Bottom Line: The large majority (89%) were continuing family planning users.Almost half of the drug shop clients had switched from other providers, primarily from government health clinics, mostly as a result of more convenient locations, shorter waiting times, and fewer stock-outs in drug shops.Drug shops can be a viable and convenient source of short-acting contraceptive methods, including DMPA, serving as a complement to government services.
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Mentions: Data from selected subcounties in 3 districts for April 2011 through June 2011 show that, overall, clinics, CHWs, and drug shops delivered equivalent proportions of CYPs to the community, with drug shops leading marginally at 36%, followed by clinics (33%) and CHWs (31%) (Figure 2). Variations existed within districts, with drug shops in Bugiri district enjoying the largest market share in that district (44%) and drug shops in Luwero district having the least market share (26%).
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