UHI Strategies to increase contraceptive use.
Increase service access and use (Objective 1, 2, 3a):
Expand access to quality family planning services, especially sterilization, IUCD, and DMPA, in partnership with government and private providers, using the following strategies:
- Ensure family services at the time of delivery and abortion services; and counseling prenatal, postpartum, and pre and post abortion.
- Expand number of fixed service days, in addition to routine services
- Ensure services are packaged along with quality counseling by community-based and clinic-based workers.
- Expand choice of providers, including private providers, offering services at affordable prices.
- Expand choice of methods for limiting to include IUCD, DMPA, as well as female & male sterilization.
- Leverage support through public private partnership government schemes
Improve supply access (Objective 3b):
Expand access to family planning supplies, especially for condoms and pills, through
- Expansion of sales outlets to at least one in each slum.
- Distribution of free supplies at service sites, work sites, and communities.
- Leverage NACO marketing strategies for condom use for family planning in UP.
Sustain demand and long term use (objective 4): for reliable and quality services and supplies through:
- Interpersonal communication, through community-based workers and clinic-based counselors.
- Mid-media to market supplies and services available at specific locations, places, dates, and costs.
- Mass media to shape demand and practice for “low demand” practices, including low season for sterilization, lower demand for IUCD and DMPA, and directly targeting traditional method users to shift to a long acting or permanent modern method.
- Test and validate activation and mobile phone use with men as innovations for demand generation.
- Leverage funds to increase airtime of UHI productions on TV, Radio, and local cable channels
Sustain improvements and support scale-up (Objective 5):
- Share and disseminate implementation experience and lessons that can inform replication and scale up of successful strategies at international, national, state, city meetings.
- Participate and support joint planning and budgeting at city, state, and national levels, which incorporates successful models for family planning and urban health.
- Strengthen community efforts negotiate and demand reliable and quality family planning services.
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