Communication for Healthy Living (CHL): “Ask, Consult” Depo Provera Pamphlet

Date of Publication
2009

The CHL “Ask, Consult” (Isaal-Istashir) campaign partnered with private companies to manage a network of 30,000 privately owned pharmacies. It was a part of the Communication for Healthy Living (CHL) project based in Egypt from 2003-2011.  CHL worked through a national working group  to implement SBCC strategies that addressed family needs through a life stages approach, linking families and communities to local health information and services.  It provided communication support for healthy lifestyles and behavior change on a broad spectrum of health outcomes. 

This pamphlet describes the use of 3-month progestin-only Depo Provera injectable contraceptives.

More than 1.28 million people were reached by CHL outreach. CCP also worked with CHL to build capacity for health communication among the public, nongovernmental organization (NGO) and private sectors in Egypt. Evaluation showed that 98% of this nationwide pharmacy network was reached by CHL’s integrated campaign of mass media, pharmacy training, and community outreach, supporting family health products, information and services.