The Pilot Health Project (PHP) was designed to address Palestinian women’s most pressing reproductive health needs. This report presents results from a single cross-sectional study that was conducted by the Health, Development, Information and Policy Institute (HDIP) between May and August 2000 in order to determine the baseline measures for the PHP’s key outcome indicators among healthcare providers and clients in the PHP clinics. Based on the findings reflected by the study, a number of recommendations were made that need to be followed up and implemented by the Improved Village and Community Health Services Project. These include the need for establishing referral mechanisms to promote wider coverage of essential postpartum care, the need for providing continuous training for service providers, and the importance of raising public awareness about the health benefits of spacing births. The study also recommended integrating breast self-examination and cervical cancer screening into routine primary healthcare services.
Nawar, Laila, Dale Huntington, Ibrahim Kharboush, Nancy Ali, and Mahmoud Shaheen. 2003. "Assessment of pilot health project outcome indicators: West Bank/Gaza," FRONTIERS Final Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.
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