Family Planning Integration: Overcoming Barriers to NGO Programming
This survey was designed to identify, document, and share information on the integration of community-based family planning (CBFP) services into maternal and child health (MCH) programs by CORE Group member organizations. The survey objective was to generate a set of recommendations directed to the CORE Safe Motherhood/Reproductive Health (SMRH) Working Group and USAID on information, tools and other publication resources, and guidance that is needed to mobilize and support organizations to integrate CBFP into their community-focused MCH programs. In support of this objective, the survey explored:
- Details of individual organization’s CBFP programming;
- Programmatic linkages between CBFP and MCH and possible entry points for integration;
- The real and perceived barriers to CBFP integration; and
- Organizational experiences, including innovations, tools, and lessons learned, with integration of CBFP and MCH.