Afya Uzazi implements interventions targeting expansion of  access to high-quality, voluntary and comprehensive family planning and reproductive health services by building the capacity of the public, private, and faith-based service providers. Of special focus in the project’s interventions is reduction in the missed opportunities for family planning immediately after skilled delivery. The project’s design of interventions is aimed at promoting health timing and spacing of pregnancies with a deliberate effort to reach special categories of the population including adolescents and youth both in and out of school.

 

Key family planning interventions include:

  • Building the capacity of health care providers to ensure quality comprehensive family planning services through training and mentorship
  • Scaling up the capacity of health facilities to counsel and offer immediate postpartum family planning
  • Creating demand for family planning services in communities through social and behavior change messaging and through Community Health Volunteers. 
  • Providing long-acting and permanent methods through targeted outreaches to lower-level health facilities
  • Increasing access to youth-friendly family planning and reproductive health services through age-appropriate interventions tailored for youth in and out of school, and young married women (See Binti Shujaa and youth champion models).
  • Provision of family planning information and services to hard-to-reach and underserved communities through integrated health outreaches.
  • Using the Population, Health and Environment (PHE) approach to increase demand for family planning services.
  • Involving men to create awareness and increase demand for family planning and reproductive health services.