An operations research study by the Population Council’s FRONTIERS program in 20 facilities in Upper Egypt showed that integration of birth spacing messages into antenatal and postpartum care was feasible, acceptable to women and their husbands, and was associated with increased postpartum contraception. This report describes the initial and scale-up phases, their outcomes, challenges, and recommendations for improvement. In addition to successfully scaling up the program, the main achievement was securing the support and investment of senior MoHP officials at the central level, as well as the support and commitment of managers and supervisors at governorate and district levels. The report recommends more assistance to help MoHP adopt and integrate healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy messages in different programs.
Abdel-Tawab, Nahla G. and Sally Saher. 2011. "Scaling up the provision of family planning messages in antenatal and postpartum services in Upper Egypt," Extending Service Delivery Final Report. Cairo: Population Council.
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