In the last five years, Pathfinder Bolivia has provided technical assistance, training and equipment to the Ministry of Health (MOH) to implement postabortion care (PAC) services in eight hospitals. They invited Frontiers in Reproductive Health (FRONTIERS) to provide the technical assistance and training for conducting operations research (OR) activities. This report describes the second stage of this collaborative effort as presented in a three-day workshop attended by providers and staff members of the participant hospitals. During the workshop, participants received OR training and developed draft OR proposals seeking to improve PAC service delivery problems identified during the first study. The OR studies described in this report contributed to improving PAC by underlining the need to take into account other client needs, particularly contraception, instead of concentrating on emergency treatment.
Gonzales Salguero, Fernando and Mariel Loayza. 2005. "Operations research to improve postabortion (PAC) services in three public hospitals, Bolivia," FRONTIERS Final Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.
Frontiers in Reproductive Health