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DMPA-SC Update newsletter

DMPA-SC Update is a periodic newsletter from the Injectables Access Collaborative highlighting global efforts to expand access to the self-injectable DMPA-SC in the context of a full range of family planning options. Click here to subscribe. For more information, please contact FPoptions@path.org.

Institutional author(s): PATH, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), inSupply Health, Jhpiego, JSI
Publication date: 2024

Balancing act: New developments and tensions in private sector access to DMPA-SC and self-injection

The Injectables Access Collaborative Learning and Action Network, in collaboration with USAID’s Frontier Health Markets Engage project, hosted this December 7, 2023 webinar on the latest innovations, policy developments, and evidence on access to DMPA-SC and self-injection through private sector channels such as pharmacies, drug shops, and private clinics.

One-third of contraceptive users in low- and middle-income countries access their method from a private sector source. Momentum is growing to ensure that contraceptive injectables, including DMPA-SC/self-injection, are among the range of methods offered through private channels. Speakers shared the latest evidence regarding pharmacy and drug shop provision of DMPA-SC/self-injection, updates on the release of a generic product, reflections on packaging for the private sector, and tensions between equity and financial sustainability in a changing landscape for contraceptive procurement financing. Speakers and participants discussed innovations to improve private sector channel economics and advance both equity and sustainability.

This event is part of series on task-sharing, along with this webinar on expanding community access to injectable contraception.

Institutional author(s): PATH, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), inSupply Health, Jhpiego, JSI, Frontier Health Markets Engage
Publication date: December, 2023

Family Planning Financing Roadmap

The Family Planning Financing Roadmap is a resource for USAID Mission staff and others working on family planning issues in developing countries. The website is designed to support sustainable family planning approaches for a wide range of users, from those who have very limited knowledge of health financing concepts to those who have some knowledge or experience and are looking to develop a deeper understanding of specific issues. The website has three main sections: learning materials, an interactive roadmap, and a community of practice.

 

Institutional author(s): USAID, Health Policy Plus (HP+)
Publication date: 2021

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ExpandNet scaling-up bibliography

The ExpandNet bibliography includes publications, websites, grey literature, and conference reports that either directly address scaling up or provide valuable insights on scaling up. Included are materials from a range of global health and development technical areas as well as the various sciences relevant to scale up.

Institutional author(s): ExpandNet
Publication date: December, 2020

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WHO’s Essential Medicines and Health Products Information Portal

This website portal serves as a repository for full-text articles about all aspects of international drug and health product registration.

Institutional author(s): World Health Organization (WHO)
Publication date: December, 2020

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Community-Based Access to Injectables Toolkit

This comprehensive toolkit is intended for agencies and organizations working to plan, implement, evaluate, promote, and scale up community-based access to injectables programs and to advocate for changes to national policy and service delivery guidelines.

Institutional author(s): Knowledge for Health (K4Health)
Publication date: December, 2018

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How to Introduce and Scale Up DMPA-SC

Practical Guidance from PATH Based on Lessons Learned During Pilot Introduction

This guide was created to support ministry of health and nongovernmental partners as they develop strategies to introduce and scale up subcutaneous DMPA (DMPA-SC, brand name Sayana Press) to increase contraceptive options and access. Available in English and French, the publication provides practical guidance based on results, evidence, and learning from the pilot introductions of DMPA-SC in Burkina Faso, Niger, Senegal, and Uganda.

Institutional author(s): PATH
Publication date: 2018

Pathways of Change: How DMPA-SC Introduction May Impact a National Family Planning Program

This 4-page brief outlines a theoretical framework on what might result from adding DMPA-SC to a national family planning method mix.

Institutional author(s): Health Policy Plus (HP+)
Publication date: December, 2017

Brief Pathways of Change: How DMPA-SC Introduction May Impact a National Family Planning Program

Idea to Impact: A Guide to Introduction and Scale

This is a practical reference for global health practitioners working to introduce or scale up medical devices, diagnostics, or other consumer products. Its four-stage model uses case studies to highlight lessons and factors for consideration. Includes a practitioner’s workbook and a toolkit.

Institutional author(s): USAID
Publication date: June, 2015

Guide Idea to Impact: A Guide to Introduction and Scale

Community Health Workers: Bringing family planning services to where people live and work

This brief outlines how, when appropriately designed and implemented, community health worker programs can increase use of contraception, particularly where unmet need is high, access is low, and geographic or social barriers to use of services exist. The brief describes the importance of community-based family planning programs as a means of reducing inequities in access to services and outlines key issues for planning and implementation.

Institutional author(s): High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIPs)
Publication date: June, 2015

Brief Community Health Workers: Bringing family planning services to where people live and work