Sexual and reproductive health

Programming strategies for postpartum family planning

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WHO

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Number of pages: 45
Publication date: 2013
Languages: English, French
ISBN: 978 92 4 150649 6

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This publication is designed to be used by programme planners and managers as a resource when designing interventions to integrate postpartum family planning into national and subnational strategies. Postpartum family planning should not be considered a ‘vertical’ programme, but rather as an integrated part of existing maternal and child health and family planning efforts. Successful interventions for postpartum family planning require holistic and evidence-based programme strategies that contribute to strengthened health systems and sustained improvements in high-quality services that put people at the centre of health care.