Increasing Access to Family Planning: The Case for Task-Shifting Female Surgical Contraceptive Services

Task-shifting (also known as task-sharing) is a process of delegating tasks to less-specialized health workers, to reorganize work and use human resources more efficiently. Task-shifting of surgical procedures to mid-level cadres has improved access to lifesaving interventions and has been ranked as a cost-effective way to address shortages of highly skilled medical professionals and improve access to services. This brief reports on Tanzania's experience task-shifting minilaparotomy services to clinical officers.

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Length: 
4 p
Year: 
2010
Organization: 
EngenderHealth
Languages: 
English