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.

 

Length: 
2 p
Year: 
2005
Organization: 
INFO Project at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs
Languages: 
English