Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) advances programs that improve the overall health of communities, especially family planning (FP). The project increases access to community-based family planning (CBFP) services, including Sayana Press, a progestin-only injectable contraceptive that provides three-months of coverage, similar to Depo-Provera. Sayana Press, however, it is unique in that it combines the needle and drug in a small, lightweight, easy-to-use single dose container. APC is working to introduce and scale up community-based distribution of this new commodity in Benin and Uganda. The project is also investigating community-based provision of injectables for home and self-injection in Malawi. Each of these efforts has the potential to dramatically increase the number of contraceptive users at country and global levels, reducing the percentage of women and couples who have an unmet need for contraception.
Institutional Author(s): Advancing Partners & Communities (APC)
Publication date: September, 2016