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Expanding Access to Injectable Contraceptives through Pharmacies Toolkit

This toolkit contains resources designed to help pharmacy associations become effective advocates and begin working to change policies in their countries. The toolkit can be adapted to advocate for any injectable contraceptive. The toolkit includes a Resource for Considering DMPA-SC.

Institutional Author(s): SHOPS Plus, USAID
Publication date: May, 2019

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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

Tool Community-Based Access to Injectables Toolkit

Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers

WHO’s global family planning handbook provides high-quality, up-to-date guidance for health-care professionals working in low- and middle-income countries.

Institutional Author(s): World Health Organization (WHO)
Publication date: June, 2018

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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

Collaboration helps broaden access to Pfizer’s contraceptive, Sayana® Press (medroxyprogesterone acetate)

This press release announces the price reduction of Sayana Press from $1 to $0.85 per dose in qualifying countries.

Institutional Author(s): Pfizer, Inc.
Publication date: May, 2017

Brief Collaboration helps broaden access to Pfizer’s contraceptive, Sayana® Press (medroxyprogesterone acetate)

Applying a Total Market Approach to DMPA-SC 

This 4-page policy brief describes the total market approach (TMA), an evidence-based process to identify market players and understand how they can contribute to improved access to information, products, and services for family planning. In the complex and dynamic family planning markets that exist today, TMA can help DMPA-SC achieve balanced and sustainable growth.

Institutional Author(s): Health Policy Plus (HP+)
Publication date: February, 2017

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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 (FP HIP)
Publication date: June, 2015

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

The WHO Collaborative Registration Procedure for Medicines in Developing Countries

This thesis provides an in-depth review of key World Health Organization-led procedures for registering medicines in developing countries, including prequalification, the concept of essential medicines, and collaborative registration.

Institutional Author(s): World Health Organization (WHO)
Individual Author(s): Stefanie Haas
Publication date: June, 2015

Report The WHO Collaborative Registration Procedure for Medicines in Developing Countries

Provision of Injectable Contraceptives within Drug Shops: A Promising Approach for Increasing Access and Method Choice

This 4-page brief is focused on the use of drug shops to increase access to injectable contraceptives.

Institutional Author(s): FHI 360, JSI, Inc., USAID
Publication date: June, 2014

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