Post Pregnancy Family Planning Project
The Post Pregnancy Family Planning is a four-year Project (2017-2021) funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Merck for Mothers aimed at providing post-pregnancy clients with the information and services they require to commence the use of family planning services. The Project is implemented in the private sector which provides services to sixty-five per cent of its citizens.
The Post pregnancy period is the period of pregnancy through one-year post-pregnancy, it includes miscarriages and any pregnancy that does not result in a live birth. Project interventions are integrated along the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) continuum of care services; antenatal, delivery, immunization, postnatal and any interaction the post-pregnancy client has with the health system.
In-clinic mobilization is the focus of demand generation activities targeting a high number of women during antenatal and immunization clinics with social mobilization materials specifically developed to address the needs of the post-pregnancy woman and her partner.
The demand generation approaches
- Increase demand for family planning services among post-pregnant women both in the clinic when they are attending MNCH services and in the communities
- Reduce ideational barriers linked to knowledge, reduce misperception, spousal communication, self-efficacy, risk perception for post-pregnancy women and families
- Address the low perception of quality family planning services in the private sector.
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- Lessons Learned from an Integrated Approach for Reaching First-time Young Parents in Nigeria
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- First Time Parents
- Training Tools: Providing Family Planning and Reproductive Health to Young Married Women and First-Time Parents in West Africa
- Scaling-Up First-Time and Young Parent Access to Postpartum Family Planning: Could Small Shifts Change the Game?
- Evidence to Action (E2A) Project's First-Time Parent Framework
- Beyond the ABCs of FTPs: A Deep Dive into Emerging Considerations for First Time Parent Programs
- Connect: Increasing Use of Pospartum Family Planning by First-Time Parents