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Ashatu Abdullahi, a family planning data input officer, searches for a file from a stack of questionnaires in a room at the Measurement, Learning and Evaluation office in the central business district of Nigeria’s capital Abuja.
© 2012 Akintunde Akinleye/NURHI, Courtesy of Photoshare

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A woman, Ruth Adebayo, is referred by a family planning mobilizer during a visibility parade near Orolodo primary health centre in Omuaran township in Nigeria’s central state of Kwara.
© 2012 Akintunde Akinleye/NURHI, Courtesy of Photoshare

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A service provider registers names of family planning clients in a register at centre Igboro health facility in Ilorin in Nigeria’s central state of Kwara.
© 2012 Akintunde Akinleye/NURHI, Courtesy of Photoshare

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A family planning client, Anna Efe, carries her baby after collecting a referral ‘Go Card’ from a community mobilizer during a street visibility parade in Romi market in Nigeria’s northern city of Kaduna.
© 2012 Akintunde Akinleye/NURHI, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Mrs. and Mr. Yaqub receive oral contraceptives from health worker Shahnaz Kousar at her home office in Punjab Province, Pakistan.
© 2012 Derek Brown/USAID, Courtesy of Photoshare

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In Bangladesh, a BRAC community health worker enrolls an expecting couple in the MAMA program so that they will receive informational SMS or Voice Messages during pregnancy and for the first year of life.
© 2012 Cassandra Mickish/CCP, Courtesy of Photoshare

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At a Basic Health Unit in Punjab Province, Pakistan, 23-year-old Tahira Rashid receives counseling by Dr. Fauzia Amin, a female medical officer.
© 2012 Derek Brown/USAID, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Healthcare providers in Senegal study a plan for mosquito net distribution.
© 2012 Diana Mrazikova/ Networks, Courtesy of Photoshare

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In Birbhum, India, mothers with their infants attend a family planning and baby check-up camp organized by a local group with the help of West Bengal Government under the National Rural Health Mission.
© 2010 Sandipan Majumdar, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Women and children outside an anganwadi center in Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh, India. An anganwadi center is an integrated child development center formed by the Government.
© 2010 Anil Gulati, Courtesy of Photoshare

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USAID | DELIVER PROJECT staff in Zambia use cell phones to collect data for malaria commodities.
© 2009 Arturo Sanabria/JSI, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Radio anchor Oche discusses issues with a family planning expert, Mariam Momoh, during a live programme about family planning on Wazobia FM in Abuja, Nigeria.
© 2012 Akintunde Akinleye/NURHI, Courtesy of Photoshare

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In Rajasthan, India, an elderly woman advises young women in her village to space their children. Here she is explaining the benefits of their husbands using Nirodh - a popular brand of condoms in India.
© 2009 RN Mittal, Courtesy of Photoshare

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An educator in India speaks to tribal women about family planning and reproductive health.
© 2006 Abhijit Dey, Courtesy of Photoshare

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The medical director of a Maternal and Child Welcare Center (MCWC), a government clinic, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, displays his two mobile phones.
© 2011 Cassandra Mickish/CCP, Courtesy of Photoshare

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A family planning mobilizer sings with nursing mothers at the start of a family planning visibility parade in Omuaran township in Nigeria’s central state of Kwara.
© 2012 Akintunde Akinleye/NURHI, Courtesy of Photoshare

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A volunteer with a nongovernmental organization (NGO) shares basic computer information with tribal children at a village in Dhar District, India.
© 2009 chetan soni, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Mandraitsara, a community family planning provider trained by the NGO Ny Tanintsika, displays the family planning methods she provides counseling on at her shop in the village of Ankarefobe, Madagascar.
© 2005 Nathalie Raharilaza, Courtesy of Photoshare

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A family planning provider explains the use of an intrauterine device (IUD) to a client at a Clinical Service Improvement (CSI) project clinic in Egypt.
© 2003 Center for Communication Programs, Courtesy of Photoshare

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A nurse in Lusaka, Zambia explains to a mother how to administer Coartem to her child for malaria treatment.
© 2011 Arturo Sanabria, Courtesy of Photoshare

 

Past meetings

2016

  • October 2nd WAHO Good Practices Forum Pre Conference on Adolescent Health Organized by WAHO and IBP AYSRH Task Team [English] [French]
  • August IBP Stakeholder Consultation for the MEC/SPR [Report]
  • June IBP Regional meeting in Peru (Latin America and the Caribbean CLAP / SMR - PAHO - WHO – IBP) High Impact Practices in Zika times [Report]
  • September Latin America and the Caribbean Conference: "Reducing Inequalities in Sexual and Reproductive Health" Cartagena de Indias, Colombia  [Report
  • January ICFP [Report]

 

Key tools: High Impact Practices, Scale up and Documentation

 

High Impact Practices (HIPs)

High Impact Practices (HIPs) are a set of evidence-based family planning practices vetted by experts against specific criteria and documented in an easy-to-use format.

Endorsed by more than 25 organizations, HIPs help build consensus around our current understanding of what works in family planning.

HIPs are identified based on demonstrated magnitude of impact on contraceptive use and potential application in a wide range of settings. Consideration is also given to other relevant outcome measures including unintended pregnancy, fertility, or one of the primary proximate determinants of fertility (delay of marriage, birth spacing, or breastfeeding). Evidence of replicability, scalability, sustainability, and cost- effectiveness are also examined. The eight-page HIP briefs can be used for advocacy, strategic planning, program design, exploration of research gaps, to inform policies and guidelines, and to support implementation.

Links below for the HIP List:

 

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This seminal brief provides a list of all the HIPs identified by the Technical Advisory Group (TAG). The TAG is made up of more than 25 international experts in family planning research, programming, and implementation identified from donor agencies, research institutions, and service delivery organizations. The TAG meets at least once a year to review evidence and make recommendations and ensure High Impact Practices meet the criteria established by the endorsing partners.

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Scale up and documentation

ExpandNet, in collaboration with WHO, has produced several guidance documents based on literature reviews and the extensive experience of its members. These tools are intended for policy makers, program managers, funders, project staff, and those providing technical assistance to scaling-up initiatives.

Beginning with the end in mind

Beginning with the end in mind planning pilot projects and other programmatic research for successful scaling up 

This guide contains 12 recommendations on how to design pilot projects with scaling up in mind.

Nine steps for developing a scaling up strategy

Nine steps for developing a scaling up strategy

Facilitate systematic planning for scaling up for programme managers, researchers and technical support agencies who are seeking to scale-up health service innovation.

Practical guidance for scaling up health service innovations

Practical guidance for scaling up health service innovations 

A practical guidance on how to proceed with scaling up. For programme managers, policy-makers, donors and those who provide technical assistance with scaling-up initiatives.

 

WHO documentation tool

WHO documentation tool

 

A tool to identify best practices, document them in summary or detail, and highlight elements of scaling up so that other public health practitioners can replicate practices with a view to scaling them up.

application pdf A Guide to Identifying and Documenting Best Practices in Family Planning Programmes

 

 

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The IBP Knowledge Gateway provides organizations the tools to create virtual communities of practice and online discussions to exchange knowledge, best practices and resource materials. Used by over 73,000 family planning/reproductive health professionals in every country of the world, this web platform that IBP created is also used by other groups in the health and development sectors. The Knowledge Gateway  supports language-specific virtual networks and communities in French, English, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian and Ukrainian.

This low-resolution web platform was developed by WHO/RHR and partners in 2004, and is now the most popular electronic platform in the health and development sectors. It is used by over 300,000 health and development professionals worldwide and offers:

  • Free access to the largest virtual communication platform in health and development
  • Online communities that can be branded and customized
  • Real-time, virtual support to establish and manage communities 

IBP Knowledge Gateway

 

The development of global guidelines ensuring the appropriate use of evidence represents one of the core functions of WHO. Recommendations that can impact upon health policies or clinical interventions are considered guidelines for WHO purposes. Below are key human reproduction guidelines IBP disseminates and supports. 

All of the work is supported through active dissemination, communication, partnership, information and advocacy, to ensure utilization of research and scale-up of policy recommendations, guidelines and tools in the various areas of work.

 

WHO Family Planning Guides

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A guide to identifying and documenting best practices in family planning programmes

“Best practices” are exemplary public health practices that have achieved results, and which need to be scaled up so as to benefit more people. The expansion and institutionalization of successfully tested best practices requires strategic planning...

Programming strategies for postpartum family planning

Programming strategies for postpartum family planning

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. 

Consolidated guideline on sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV

Consolidated guideline on sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV

This guideline is meant to help countries to more effectively and efficiently plan, develop and monitor programmes and services that promote gender equality and human rights and hence are more acceptable and appropriate for women living with HIV, taking into account the national and local epidemiological context 

Selected practice recommendations for contraceptive use

Selected practice recommendations for contraceptive use

The new and updated practice recommendations contained in this guideline contribute to improving the quality of care in family planning by presenting evidence-based guidance on the safe provision of contraceptive methods for both women and men.

Ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services

Ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services

Complementary to existing WHO recommendations for sexual and reproductive health programmes, including guidance on family planning, maternal and newborn health, safe abortion, and core competencies for primary health care.

Family planning a global handbook for providers

Family planning: a global handbook for providers

An essential resource for health-care professionals providing contraceptive methods.

Optimizing health worker roles for maternal and newborn health

Optimizing health worker roles for maternal and newborn health

These recommendations are intended for health policy-makers, managers and other stakeholders at a regional, national and international level.

   

 

WHO Family Planning Tools

Medical eligibility criteria wheel for contraceptive use

Medical Eligibility Criteria Wheel for contraceptive use

This wheel contains the medical eligibility criteria for starting use of contraceptive methods, based onMedical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use 5th edition (2015), one of WHO’s evidence-based guidelines.

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The Training Resource Package for Family Planning

The Training Resource Package for Family Planning (TRP) contains curriculum components and tools needed to design, implement, and evaluate training and designed to support up-to-date training on family planning and reproductive health.

 

Guide women through their postpartum family planning options

Guide women through their postpartum family planning options

Guide women through their postpartum family planning options. The Postpartum Family Planning Compendium integrates core WHO guidance for clinicians, program managers, and policy-makers

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