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Rapid assessment of COVID-19 impact on family planning in Nepal and Africa

R4S will conduct a prospective, longitudinal study during the pandemic and recovery process with women ages 18 to 49 who opt into the study after calling the Viamo 3-2-1 service. Available in 18 countries, Viamo 3-2-1 is a mass communication information service through which mobile phone users can access information on demand by dialing a toll-free short code and navigating a menu of topics.Continue readingRapid assessment of COVID-19 impact on family planning in Nepal and Africa

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Partner Spotlight Reflection

Family planning during the COVID-19 pandemic: The important role of community health volunteers in ensuring continuity of care

As R4S works to produce and use evidence to improve voluntary family planning programs, efforts are also under way to document the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on family planning programs, the changes stakeholders are making to ensure continuation of care, and the efficacy of these changes.Continue readingFamily planning during the COVID-19 pandemic: The important role of community health volunteers in ensuring continuity of care

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Family planning during the COVID-19 pandemic: Adaptations to reach vulnerable populations

During the current global health crisis, FHI 360’s bilateral RMNCH projects have found themselves at a pivotal moment. Restrictions in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 have forced ministries of health and partner organizations to develop and issue quick guidance on providing continuity of care during the pandemic.Continue readingFamily planning during the COVID-19 pandemic: Adaptations to reach vulnerable populations

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Family planning during the COVID-19 pandemic: The use of digital technology to support self-care interventions

Self-Care Month this July offers an opportunity to double down to make quality self-care interventions available, affordable, acceptable, and accessible to those who need them the most. For R4S partner PSI, digital solutions offer a strong entry point to put power and care into consumers’ hands — during COVID-19 and well beyond.Continue readingFamily planning during the COVID-19 pandemic: The use of digital technology to support self-care interventions

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R4S Partner Spotlight: Makerere University School of Public Health

Led by FHI 360 in partnership with Evidence for Sustainable Human Development Systems in Africa, Makerere University School of Public Health (Makerere SPH) in Uganda, Population Services International, and Save the Children, R4S works with a range of country-based stakeholders to strengthen research and research utilization capacity and support countries in their journey to self-reliance. For R4S’s inaugural blog post, we spoke with professors at Makerere SPH about the project, self-care, research, and capacity building.Continue readingR4S Partner Spotlight: Makerere University School of Public Health