Planning & Programming

Photo courtesey of MCHIPCreating a cadre of competent providers is essential, but capacity building and training is just one of many key program considerations. We must ensure that trainings translate into routine service delivery at scale by establishing the following program elements:

  • strategic site selection for pilot programs
  • commodity security and a reliable logistics system
  • sound strategies for demand creation and effective client communication
  • a clear record-keeping protocol and measurable indicators for M&E
  • supportive supervision to ensure quality care
  • well-established linkages and referrals between PPIUD insertion and follow-up care
  • carefully-planned, systematic scale-up of successful programs

This section of the Toolkit houses information and tools for rolling out PPIUD services, including clinical guidelines, lessons learned, program models and timelines, and service delivery tools. For example, the MCHIP and RESPOND Report of Postpartum IUD Technical Meeting provides a summary of PPIUD programs initiated by several organizations. The appendix addresses some of the supply, demand, and advocacy strategies that the participants discussed. Also, in addition to serving as a reference for trainers and learners, the PPIUD Services Reference Manual for Providers, located on the Capacity Building & Training page of the PPIUD section of this Toolkit, contains helpful guidance for program managers. Chapter 8 focuses on PPIUD clinical services and offers information on program considerations, performance standards, recordkeeping, and minimum criteria for PPIUD service provision.

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