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Integrated Health & Community Systems Strengthening for Improved Contraceptive Access & Uptake in Nampula Province

From 2009 to 2015, Pathfinder and its partners implemented the USAID-funded Strengthening Communities through Integrated Programming project in Nampula province, Mozambique. As part of SCIP’s overarching mandate to improve quality of life at the household and community levels, the project worked to increase access to contraceptive services by strengthening and better integrating health and community systems. Toward project end, Pathfinder observed a nearly 400 percent jump in couple years of protection, increasing from 28,841 in 2010 to 142,906 in 2014. Moreover, the increase in couple years of protection occurred across all contraceptive methods included in the Mozambican method mix, suggesting improved method choice and minimized health provider bias.

Recognizing the magnitude of these findings, Pathfinder conducted a retrospective analysis to explore the interventions and approaches that contributed to these results. This technical brief discusses the retrospective analysis, key results, and interpretation of the findings.

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