Collaborative Group, Including Pathfinder's E2A, Launches New Training Tool for Full Range of Family Planning Services, Providers
To fill the imminent need for a comprehensive, evidence-based tool that can be used to train health professionals in the safe and effective delivery of family planning services, the Evidence to Action Project—led by Pathfinder International—and a large group of like-minded organizations finalized a groundbreaking new tool: the Training Resource Package for Family Planning (TRPFP).
With backing from USAID, the online tool serves as the only “one stop shop” for up-to-date and evidence-based training materials on delivering the full range of family planning services. Along with USAID, the World Health Organization and the UNFPA have played lead roles in the TRPFP’s development.
A versatile tool based on World Health Organization standards, the TRPFP can be used to train the spectrum of health professionals, from community health workers to physicians, including those that are already on the job and those new to their fields. Trainers themselves can reference the tool for guidance on how to design, implement, and evaluate training programs.
Specifically, the TRPFP includes content in the following areas:
- Guidance on how to design and implement training interventions
- Guidance on how to use the TRPFP, including how to adapt the materials in the package
- Modules to facilitate acquisition of core knowledge and skills in family planning
- Modules on each contraceptive method for health care providers
Because the TRPFP is online, more modules will be added and information will be regularly updated to reflect evidence-based practice. Pathfinder International is currently serving as the TRPFP Secretariat.
For more information about Evidence to Action, visit the project website.
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A recent study in Mozambique found that of 1,432 women surveyed, 66% had never used any contraception.
Degefech Ayele is a Health Extension Workers at Walana Health Post in Kacha Bira Woreda, Kembata Tembaro Zone of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples State. She and her fellow workers provide family planning, vaccination for children under five and other healthcare services for the environs.