Implants Toolkit


A group of public and private sector partners including MSD and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has expanded contraceptive access and options for millions of women by reducing the cost of IMPLANON® by approximately 50% over the next six years in the world's poorest countries. Click here to read more about the new agreement.

A new partnership between several governments, Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation with the pharmaceutical firm Bayer HealthCare AG has expanded access to Jadelle by reducing the current price by half in return for a commitment to assure funding for at least 27 million contraceptive devices over the next six years. Click here to read more about the new partnership.

Hormonal implants consist of small, thin, flexible plastic rods, each about the size of a matchstick, that release a progestin hormone into the body. They are safe, highly effective, and quickly reversible long-acting progestin-only contraceptives that require little attention after insertion. Clients are satisfied with them because they are convenient to use, long-lasting, and highly effective.

This toolkit for health policy makers, program managers, and service providers contains reliable and relevant information on Essential Knowledge, Polices and Guidelines, Training, Logistics, Program Management, Service Delivery, Communication, and Country Experiences. Links to resources on these topics can be found in the navigation menu on the right side of this page.

Three implants are highlighted:

Knowledge about these new implants in addition to resources on other long-acting and permanent methods (LA/PMs) and Job Aids/Tools are listed under the links below the main navigation tabs.

Members of the Long-Acting and Permanent Methods (LA/PMs) Community of Practice developed this toolkit, under the leadership of EngenderHealth, FHI, the Johns Hopkins' Center for Communication Programs, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Resources from more than 50 publishers are included.

Under the “Country Experiences” tab, you will find selected information on such topics as task sharing, introduction of implants, service delivery models, mobile services, social franchising, LA/PM providers, integrated service delivery, and training approaches. Experiences from Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Kenya, Mali, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Zambia are highlighted.

If you have an experience to share about the introduction or provision of hormonal implants, we invite you to tell us about it through the feedback form, where you can also suggest new resources.

To find out if a resource has already been included in this toolkit, type the title in the search box at the top of any toolkit page and click on the magnifying glass logo. For more detailed information about this and other K4Health eToolkits, go to the About page.

Learn more about Hormonal Methods of Contraception. Take the Global Health eLearning course (registration required).


Toolkit last updated: April 23, 2014

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