Quality is a critical dimension of health service provision and this brief aims to highlight the creation and use of indicators for quality of care to enhance the achievement of the reproductive health goals in the Philippines and beyond. In response to the need for program managers to understand the quality of services at the field level, the Situation Analysis approach was developed. The research underscores the importance of a composite index when measuring quality. In the case of the Philippines, the evidence suggests the need for more quality-of-care monitoring in addition to expanded access to contraceptives. Investment in counseling of clients and training of providers will support the achievement of the goal of reaching 6 million women. The national Department of Health of the Philippines should continue to make improved FP a major public health priority, particularly in the face of continued opposition.
"Indicators for measurement and improvement of the quality of family planning programs: The Philippines, 1997-1998," Policy brief. Washington, DC: Population Council, 2017.
Scaling Up and Financing Improved Delivery and Monitoring of Quality of Care