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Getting closer to people: family planning provision by drug shops in Uganda.

Akol A, Chin-Quee D, Wamala-Mucheri P, Namwebya JH, Mercer SJ, Stanback J - Glob Health Sci Pract (2014)

Bottom Line: Training and supporting drug shop and pharmacy staff to provide a wide range of contraceptive methods and information is a promising high-impact practice for which more information is needed to fully document implementation experience and impact.The large majority (89%) were continuing family planning users.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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Affiliation: FHI 360 Uganda, Kampala, Uganda aakol@fhi360.org.

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Market Share of Family Planning Servicesa Provided by Clinics, Community Health Workers (CHWs), and Drug Shops in 3 Districts of Uganda, April–June 2011a Measured by couple-years of protection delivered by each source.
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f02: Market Share of Family Planning Servicesa Provided by Clinics, Community Health Workers (CHWs), and Drug Shops in 3 Districts of Uganda, April–June 2011a Measured by couple-years of protection delivered by each source.

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%).


Getting closer to people: family planning provision by drug shops in Uganda.

Akol A, Chin-Quee D, Wamala-Mucheri P, Namwebya JH, Mercer SJ, Stanback J - Glob Health Sci Pract (2014)

Market Share of Family Planning Servicesa Provided by Clinics, Community Health Workers (CHWs), and Drug Shops in 3 Districts of Uganda, April–June 2011a Measured by couple-years of protection delivered by each source.
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4307862&req=5

f02: Market Share of Family Planning Servicesa Provided by Clinics, Community Health Workers (CHWs), and Drug Shops in 3 Districts of Uganda, April–June 2011a Measured by couple-years of protection delivered by each source.
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%).

Bottom Line: Training and supporting drug shop and pharmacy staff to provide a wide range of contraceptive methods and information is a promising high-impact practice for which more information is needed to fully document implementation experience and impact.The large majority (89%) were continuing family planning users.Drug shops can be a viable and convenient source of short-acting contraceptive methods, including DMPA, serving as a complement to government services.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: FHI 360 Uganda, Kampala, Uganda aakol@fhi360.org.

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Related in: MedlinePlus