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Estimating demand for a new contraceptive method: Projections for the introduction of Sayana Press

To describe a demand estimation exercise conducted in response to an initiative to introduce Sayana Press in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Secondary data sources were used to develop estimates of the number of Sayana Press units needed for countrywide introductions in 12 countries. To estimate uptake, the number of women who had stated an intention to use injectables was calculated. Two sets of assumptions (one conservative, one more ambitious) were used to assess conversion to actual use. Even with the use of very conservative assumptions, and assuming no method switching, Sayana Press was estimated to have the potential to cumulatively reach 3–6 million women by 2016.This projected uptake in a relatively short period and at the very beginning of an adoption curve suggests that Sayana Press has promise for countries looking to expand their list of contraceptive choices.

Institutional author(s): PATH
Individual author(s): Sadaf Khan, Breanne Grady, Sara Tifft
Publication date: April, 2015

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Communications Guidance for Introducing DMPA-SC (Sayana Press)

This guide was created to support ministries of health and nongovernmental implementing partners as they develop communications strategies related to the introduction of the injectable contraceptive DMPA-SC (Sayana® Press). The document outlines communication strategies, audiences, key messages, and communications channels recommended for successful introduction of the product.

Institutional author(s): PATH
Publication date: 2014

Operational assessments of Sayana® Press provision in Senegal and Uganda

This study aimed to evaluate DMPA-SC (Sayana Press) management and administration in low-resource settings, focusing on how the delivery logistics, administration time, storage and waste-management requirements compare to the traditional intramuscular DMPA injectable (DMPA-IM).

Cover J, Blanton E, Ndiaye D, Walugembe F, Lamontagne DS. Operational assessments of Sayana® Press provision in Senegal and Uganda. Contraception. 2014 May;89(5):374-8. Epub 2014 Jan 18. PMID: 24565737.

Institutional author(s): PATH
Individual author(s): Jane Cover, Elizabeth Blanton, Dieynaba Ndiaye, Fiona Walugembe, D Scott Lamontagne
Publication date: January, 2014

Journal article Operational assessments of Sayana® Press provision in Senegal and Uganda

Acceptability of depo-subQ in Uniject

FHI 360’s PROGRESS project worked with ministries of health and local partners in Senegal and Uganda to conduct an acceptability study of the subcutaneous delivery of injectable contraceptives with the Uniject™ device (DMPA-SC, Sayana® Press). The study assessed acceptability among family planning clients and providers, including community health workers, and offered recommendations for the introduction of this method.

Institutional author(s): FHI 360
Publication date: June, 2013

Operational Assessment: Administration and Management of Sayana® Press in Clinics and Communities in Uganda

This operational assessment in Uganda examines the extent to which DMPA-SC (brand name Sayana® Press) facilitates the logistics of managing and administering injectable contraception and assesses whether providers in Uganda find benefits in this new presentation.

Institutional author(s): PATH
Publication date: May, 2013

Brief Operational Assessment: Administration and Management of Sayana® Press in Clinics and Communities in Uganda

Feasibility of Administering Sayana® Press in Clinics and Communities: Summary Findings From an Operational Assessment in Senegal

This study assessed the extent to which Sayana Press simplifies the logistics of managing and administering injectable contraception and whether providers in Senegal found this new presentation to be more practical and preferable to the standard syringe-vial injectable contraceptive. The operational assessment leveraged the acceptability study conducted by FHI 360 in Thies, Mbour, and Tivaouane by targeting the same 12 clinics from that study and asking providers who participated to reflect on their experience managing and administering Sayana Press. Semi-structured interviews with one provider from each of the 12 clinics and 9 affiliated CBD agents (matrones) for a total of 21 interviews, provided quantitative and qualitative data on the merits, challenges, and appeal of Sayana Press relative to DMPA-IM.

Institutional author(s): PATH
Publication date: April, 2013

Key Indicators for Community-based Access to Injectable Contraception Pilot Studies

An indicator is a measure of program performance that is tracked over time. This document presents potential process and outcome indicators organized according to phase of the community-based access to injectables (CBA2I) pilot along with the related evaluation questions, data sources and measurement tools. The list can be adapted to local context and program goals to assess a pilot’s progress toward intended outputs and achievement of goals.

Institutional author(s): FHI 360
Publication date: 2011

Logistics and Waste Management Benefits of depo-subQ in Uniject

This four-page brief describes results from three analyses conducted by PATH and John Snow Inc. (JSI) comparing the intramuscular version of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) injectable contraceptive compared with the new DMPA-SC formulation packaged in the Uniject injection system. The analyses focused on waste management implications and identified key quantitative and qualitative differences between the two products.

Institutional author(s): PATH, JSI
Publication date: February, 2011

Access to Medicines and Drug Regulation in Developing Countries: a Resource Guide for DFID

This 16-page paper provides an overview of the debate about how developing country drug regulation agencies are funded and the extent to which they should build local capacity or rely on regulators in developed countries.

Institutional author(s): DFID Health Systems Resource Centre
Publication date: January, 2004

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A Field Guide to Designing a Communication Strategy

A resource for health communication professionals

The purpose of this strategic communication field guide is to provide practical guidance to those who are in a position to design, implement, or support a strategic health communication effort. The emphasis of the guide is on developing a comprehensive, long-term approach to health communication that responds appropriately to audience needs.

Institutional author(s): Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (JHU CCP)
Publication date: 2003

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