The Population Council’s RESPOND project worked with districts and communities in Kenya to: strengthen service delivery points to provide postabortion care (PAC) services; conduct community mobilization to improve involvement in and knowledge of the prevention and treatment of postabortion complications; build community capacity to address needs related to PAC; and encourage involvement in community action of those most marginalized and most affected by postabortion complications. The program succeeded at increasing knowledge of critical danger signs; enabling providers to effectively offer PAC services; and raising awareness of PAC, among other goals. The intervention was less successful in increasing FP knowledge, current use, and partner approval; knowledge of dispensaries and health centers as service delivery points; partner support for obtaining PAC services; and participation in community discussions about PAC. The report offers recommendations to address these findings.
Undie, Chi-Chi, Francis Obare, and Saumya RamaRao. 2012. "Replication of the Community Mobilization for Postabortion Care (COMMPAC) model in Naivasha District, Rift Valley Province, Kenya: An evaluation report," The RESPOND Project Study Series: Contributions to Global Knowledge, Report. New York: EngenderHealth (The RESPOND Project).
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