Technical Areas

mHealth Compendium Volume 5

This is the fifth volume of the mHealth compendium and contains project descriptions, publication references and further contact information for individuals interested in learning and adapting mHealth into their programs. It includes options on the different potential applications for mHealth services including: behavior change communication, data collection, finance, logistics, and service delivery.

Enabling the healthy spacing of pregnancy: Programmatic approaches to expand postpartum IUD (PPIUD) access

Under the Support for International Family Planning Organizations (SIFPO) project funded by USAID, PSI published a technical brief on ‘Enabling the Healthy Spacing of Pregnancy: Programmatic Approaches to Expand Postpartum IUD (PPIUD) Access’.

HIP Brief - Vouchers: Addressing inequities in access to contraceptive services

Voucher programs aim to directly influence the behavior of both provider and consumer. By targeting underserved groups, vouchers ensure subsidies reach the disadvantaged and are not absorbed by those with greater access to resources. This brief describes how vouchers can address key challenges for family planning programs, discusses the potential contribution to improving the quality and use of contraceptive services, outlines key issues for planning and implementation, and identifies knowledge gaps.

The Role of Health Insurance in Family Planning

This policy brief discusses the benefits of family planning and how insurance programs can be designed to increase demand for and uptake of family planning services, as well as to improve their quality and equitable provision.

The Role of Health Insurance in Family Planning

Better than Cash Alliance

In addition to raising awareness of the benefits of replacing physical cash with electronic payments, the Alliance facilitates the transition for governments, the development community and the private sector by: Advocating for organizations to commit to transition from cash to electronic; Providing policy, technical and financial assistance; Developing cutting-edge products, practices and case studies.

Condom Repositioning for Adolescents—Expert Consultation

"The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) convened an expert consultation in Washington, D.C. in June 2014 to focus on how to reposition condoms so they appeal to adolescents and increase use. Experts from across the globe attended to bring diverse perspectives to the meeting."

Crosswalk of Family Planning Tools

"The Crosswalk of Family Planning Tools provides a comparison of 19 commonly used family planning costing, planning, and impact analysis tools."

Concept Note - Global Financing Facility in Support of Every Woman, Every Child

"This Concept Note argues that a Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child can help drive the transformative change needed to prepare the road to convergence on RMNCAH. The overall goal of the GFF will be to contribute to the global efforts to end preventable maternal, newborn, child and adolescent deaths and improve the health and quality of life of women, adolescents and children."

Status Report: Adolescents and Young People in Sub-Saharan Africa

"PRB, in collaboration with UNFPA, developed a specialized interactive map and publication about young people in sub-Saharan Africa. The interactive map and report present available data for 25 specific indicators, disaggregated by age and sex when possible."