Integration of Services

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Providing family planning information and services to postpartum women during their infants’ immunization visits provides an opportunity to reach women with unmet need for family planning. While evidence of the effect of integration on immunization services is limited, it is possible that effective integration may result in strengthened health systems, more focus and attention brought to immunization services and outcomes, and more efficient use of staff time and resources. To be successful, integrated immunization and family planning service provision requires actions that support family...
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Welcome to the Family Planning and HIV Services Integration Toolkit Integration of family planning and HIV services offers opportunities to reach more women and couples with life-saving services such as contraception and HIV prevention, testing, counseling, and treatment. The integration of these services improves sexual and reproductive health outcomes by providing both services under one programmatic umbrella. It also enables providers to efficiently and comprehensively address an individual’s sexual and reproductive health needs. By contrast, delivering these services in parallel...
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Pourquoi mHealth ? Au cours des dix dernières années, la santé mobile, ou mHealth, est devenue un outil de pointe pour améliorer l'accès aux informations et aux services de santé dans le monde entier. mHealth utilise les technologies mobile et sans fil, comme les téléphones portables, les assistants numériques personnels (PDA) et les applications logicielles mobiles (apps), pour réaliser les objectifs sanitaires. Pourquoi un nombre croissant de programmes de santé - et même des systèmes de santé régionaux et nationaux - se tournent-ils vers ces technologies pour soutenir...
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Integration is a concept that is often used but seldom achieved.  The nature of health and development funding and focus on specialty expertise is often at odds with the need to integrate services and/or interventions at ground level. PCI, under the auspices of CORE’s HIV/AIDS Working Group, has therefore developed a Health and Development Programming Integration Toolkit designed to pull together in one, user-friendly place, as many resources, tools, ideas and recommendations on integration as possible. This Health and Development Programming Integration Toolkit is an online...
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Maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) and family planning (FP) programs and services are often perceived as distinct, yet integration of these interventions can be mutually beneficial for mothers and their children. For example, exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months after birth not only protects the infant from becoming malnourished but also meets the mother’s contraceptive needs if she practices the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM). The intersection of nutrition and family planning is not limited to outcomes. Synergies exist in terms of interventions as well,...
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Family planning offered in the first year postpartum provides an opportunity to meet the needs of women who want to prevent unintended pregnancies or who want to delay having more children. Yet, globally, nearly 65% of women in their first postpartum year have an unmet need for family planning services. This toolkit provides a comprehensive collection of best practices and evidence-based tools and documents on postpartum family planning (PPFP) developed through the ACCESS-FP Program and continued under the MCHIP project. The toolkit will assist policymakers, program managers, trainers, and...