Document Type

Brief

Publication Date

2021

Abstract

The Evidence Project conducted an intervention to raise awareness about family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) topics with factory workers in Port Said, Egypt. This policy brief describes lessons from its implementation over three years and offers recommendations for designing FP/RH worker health programs. These lessons and recommendations are based on insights from factory worker program beneficiaries, their peer educators, factory managers, and project staff. Key lessons learned from the intervention were: (1) worker health programs offered a unique venue for raising young people's awareness of FP/RH issues and available services; (2) factory workers played an important role in sharing FP/RH information with their co-workers, and factory nurses could expand their role to include FP/RH counseling for workers as well as referrals for FP/RH services; (3) factories with large numbers of female workers could consider on-site women's health clinics to address workers' FP/RH needs, and factory health committees for worker health program management may help enhance their sustainability.

Comments

Also available in English

DOI

10.31899/sbsr2021.1044

Language

Arabic

Project

The Evidence Project

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