Private Providers: A Vast Untapped Resource to Improve Women's Health
This brief discusses the following key points:
- Networks of private providers can be highly effective in reaching women with Family Planning/Reproductive Health (FP/RH) services.
- Advantages: service delivery points are already in place, often financially sustainable, and have excess capacity. Private midwives provide 46% of all contraceptive use in Indonesia.
- A "linking organization" is key to link providers, identify incentives, develop a plan to meet service objectives and broker training, supplies, quality, and outreach to customers.