The Family Planning grant provisions for strengthening the infrastructure and technically empowering the human resources to deliver quality services and prioritise the government’s efforts to expand method mix, improve quality of care, and adopt a client-focused approach.

Most of our understanding stems from our learnings emanating from zero and low parity projects, which provided rich inputs to understand how to improve modern contraceptive use among nulliparous and low parity couples, and strategically design activities to sensitise and provide services on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Family Planning (FP) by focusing on knowledge and skills, increasing couple communication and improve quality of frontline worker interactions with clients around delay, spacing and FP.

Our approach under Family Planning initiative is to ensure all persons in the reproductive age group have the right to choose a method of their choice, access to the basket of choices and he/she can choose them voluntarily and through informed choice.

Our Activities

  • Several coordinated efforts at the facility level aimed to enhance technical knowledge and skills on strengthening IP, biomedical waste management and disposal practices, laboratory services, ensuring detailed record-keeping, conducting client assessments, and providing clients with comprehensive information on available FP methods, were conducted.
    Family planning corners have been set up in public health facilities to provide counselling to couples on the different various options of contraceptives.
  • Efforts to facilitate recruitment, placement, orientation, and in-service handholding of dedicated HR as Family Planning Counsellors and being actively advocated. Dedicated FP OTs are being created to deliver quality services without impeding the other facility services.
  • CARE facilitated in the streamlining of the supply chain through use of FPL MIS and data management systems, planning, and budgeting in PIP, re-strategising the communication strategy for the state of Bihar for inclusion of migrant couples to these services.
  • At the system level, empanelment of doctors led to one-time resolution of the HR crisis in providing dedicated services at public health facility levels.
    CARE India has started a pilot programme to activate and strengthen a gender-sensitive health system response to violence against women.

Impact

  • 908 trained and empanelled doctors for providing sterilisation services across 534 blocks.
  • 80% PHCs providing FDS regularly in providing basket of choice.
  • 100 percent facilities up to PHC level indenting online through FPLMIS for FP stock and commodity.
  • 432 facilities providing FP counselling services.

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