Please find a link (and attachment*) to the article on: Effectiveness of post-partum family planning interventions on contraceptive use and method mix at 1 year after childbirth in Kinshasa, DR Congo (Yam Daabo): a single-blind, cluster-randomized controlled trial, that has now been published in the Lancet Global Health. (Article reference: LANGLO1526).
In rural Burkina Faso, a package of six low-technology, post-partum contraceptive interventions (ie, refresher training for providers, a counselling tool, supportive supervision, daily availability of contraceptive services, client appointment cards, and invitation letters to attend appointments for partners), aimed at strengthening existing primary health-care services and enhancing demand for them, doubled the use of modern contraceptives at 12 months post-partum (ie, 55% uptake in intervention recipients vs 29% in routine-care users). This study assessed the effect of a similar package but in urban settings of Kinshasa province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in an effort to reduce the unmet need for post-partum family planning.
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Åsa Cuzin Kihl
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research (includes the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/
World Bank Special Programme – HRP)
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*HIFA does not carry attachments (Neil PW)