Delivering high-quality family planning services in crisis-affected settings II: results.
Bottom Line: An estimated 43 million women of reproductive age experienced the effects of conflict in 2012.This article presents data on program results from July 2011 to December 2013 from the 5 countries.These results to date suggest that it is feasible to work with the public sector in fragile, crisis-affected states to deliver a wide range of quality family planning services, to do so rapidly, and to see a dramatic increase in the percentage of users choosing long-acting reversible methods.
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Mentions: The project's patient recordkeeping and data collection system has been integrated into the government's health information system. Health facilities assign each client an individual client card, which serves as a record of the client's history and previous visits. In addition, family planning registers record details of each visit by client encounter. Each month, project staff or providers summarize the data from family planning registers from each facility and collect them in hard-copy forms designed specifically for the project. Then project staff record the data electronically in Microsoft Excel and send them to the SAFPAC country-level management team. At the country level, the management team analyzes the date to explore trends that could inform decision making, and then the team sends the data to headquarters for compilation and further analysis (Figure 1).