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Postpartum family planning integration with maternal, newborn and child health services: a cross-sectional analysis of client flow patterns in India and Kenya

Publish Date: April 2018
Author: Devon Mackenzie, Anne Pfitzer, Christina Maly, Charles Waka, Gajendra Singh, Abanti Sanyal

This MCSP co-authored article – published in BMJ Open journal – illuminates the degree of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) – family planning integration, as well as associations between integration, client characteristics, and service delivery factors in facilities that received programmatic postpartum family planning support. Findings suggest importance of focused programmatic support for integration by MNCH service area. Family planning integration was highest in areas receiving specific support. Moreover, integration did not seem to impose an undue burden on clients in terms of time spent at the facility, and clients living furthest from facilities were least likely to receive integrated services

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