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Author: Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options

Introducing new self-care family planning methods: Lessons from DMPA-SC and the Caya diaphragm

This webinar held on February 23, 2022 was hosted by Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options (EECO) led by WCG Cares with PSI and the DMPA-SC Access Collaborative led by PATH in partnership with JSI. The discussion focused on the introduction and scale up of self-care family planning methods in sub-Saharan Africa, highlighting lessons and best practices from DMPA-SC scale-up and Caya® diaphragm pilot introductions in French-speaking West Africa. Presenters from Benin, Niger, and Senegal shared successes and challenges. This webinar was offered in French.

Institutional author(s): PATH, JSI, Population Services International (PSI), Association Béninoise pour le Marketing Social et la Communication pour la Santé, Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options
Publication date: February, 2022

Expanded Product Registration Toolkit

The Product Registration Toolkit helps guide the process of registering health products, like contraceptives, in low- and middle-income countries. The toolkit is a digital collection of adaptable, downloadable resources including:

  • A primer on the basics of product registration
  • A regulatory pathway decision tree
  • Checklists for various stages of the registration process
  • Tools to evaluate and track your registration application
  • Templates of commonly required documents
  • Quick reference glossary

All toolkit resources are available in English and French, with the Product Registration Basics guide in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Institutional author(s): Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options
Publication date: 2023

Contraceptive Innovation Index

To facilitate decision-making around the introduction and scale-up of contraceptive technologies, the Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options (EECO) project, led by WCG Cares in partnership with PSI, and USAID’s Center for Innovation and Impact teamed up to create the Contraceptive Innovation Index. On January 25, 2023, EECO and USAID hosted a webinar on the development and use of this tool; the webinar slides and recording are linked below.

Institutional author(s): Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options, USAID, Population Services International (PSI), WCG Cares
Publication date: 2023