This study tested the systematic screening technique to increase the integration of reproductive health services in Senegal. The study took place in four urban health posts in the city of Dakar and three rural health posts in the district of Kebemer. A before and after design tested the hypothesis that the use of the systematic screening tool would result in more services received per client visit. In Dakar, services per visit increased significantly by 20 percent, while in Kebemer, services per visit also increased significantly by 35 percent. The study also examined several techniques to improve provider compliance with the screening technique. The Senegal Ministry of Health has requested assistance in scaling up the strategy to other reproductive health service delivery points at district, regional, and national levels.
Sanogo, Diouratie, Ricardo Vernon, James R. Foreit, Awa M. Coll-Seck, Colonel Adama Adoye, Laty G. Ndoye, Cheikh Bamba Diop, Balla Mbacke Mboup, and Omar Sarr. 2005. "Using systematic screening to increase integration of reproductive health services delivery in Senegal," FRONTIERS Final Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.
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