Since 2017, the PATH-JSI DMPA-SC Access Collaborative has been working with ministries of health and partners across public and private sectors in more than 40 countries to facilitate DMPA-SC and self-injection introduction and scale-up planning and provide technical assistance to ensure implementation of each country’s total market plan. While support is wide-ranging across countries, recent priority geographies include Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Uganda, and Zambia.
The Access Collaborative provides ministries of health and country partners with a range of support, including dedicated technical assistance to integrate DMPA-SC and self-injection alongside other methods in national family planning programs. The Access Collaborative also shares information gathered across countries with international donors to help shape the global market for DMPA-SC, with the ultimate aim of dependable supply available at affordable prices.
The Access Collaborative facilitates the Learning and Action Network (LAN) that includes family planning program leaders and implementers from across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. The LAN fosters information exchange and learning within and among countries by sharing evidence and lessons learned, troubleshooting programmatic challenges, and accelerating the adoption of best practices for the scale-up of DMPA-SC and self-injection. The LAN hosts workshops, webinars, and virtual discussion groups on topics including self-injection, task-sharing, monitoring and evaluation, lower-cost training approaches, and more. It also shares links to new evidence, information, and events of interest to the community.
We encourage new country partners to join our efforts! For more information about the LAN, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up for our LAN mailing lists in English or French. You are also welcome to sign up for our DMPA-SC Update newsletter sent a few times a year. For other inquiries, email us at FPoptions@path.org.