This technical report introduces the theoretical framework for the demand generation and supply chain mechanisms for an effective reproductive health voucher system. The key roles and functions of an effective voucher system are described. A methodology for implementation of a voucher system for the Population Council’s Progesterone Contraceptive Vaginal Ring (PCVR), also referred to as the PCVR Voucher Based Care (VBC) program, has been designed to introduce the PCVR in the context of choice, equity in price, and range of outlets, ensuring quality of care and consistent availability of services. The model provides a framework and guidelines on how the PCVR can be included in existing voucher programs. A proposed structure to integrate the PCVR into the voucher system has been described in three phases: design, start-up, and scale-up. This technical report may be used by family planning and reproductive health service implementers and program managers who wish to implement the PCVR-VBC program. The report provides detailed information about the various aspects of planning required to integrate the PCVR at the country level.
Chattopadhyay, Ishita, John Townsend, and Saumya RamaRao. 2015. "An innovative financing model for the progesterone contraceptive vaginal ring through voucher programs." Washington, DC: Population Council.
Delivering Contraceptive Vaginal Rings; The Progesterone Contraceptive Vaginal Ring: Expanding Contraceptive Options in Africa