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Table 1 Integrated family planning and childhood immunisation interventions by country

From: “As a woman who watches how my family is… I take the difficult decisions”: a qualitative study on integrated family planning and childhood immunisation services in five African countries

Country Implementing NGO Scale of the intervention Prevalence of modern contraceptive use in currently married women 15–49 years % Proportion (%) of women who made FP decision jointly with husband/made FP decision on her own Actors involved in the delivery of FP messages and services/delivery sites
Benin CARE 1 health zone:
Adjohoun-Bonou-Dangbo (ABD) health zone
19 health centres; 1 hospital
National: 12.4
Ouémé department: 15.2 [17]
Oueme department:
Among FP users: 35/57.2
Among non FP users: 19.2/75.7
Services delivered at health facilities
Midwives and nurses give FP counselling and administer MCMs
Peer influencers mobilise women in the community to attend FP and immunisation services
Ethiopia IRC 2 districts:
Bambasi and Assosa districts, Benishangul Gumuz Regional State (BGRS)
114 health posts
National: 35.3
BGRS region: 28.4 [18]
Benishangul-Gumuz:
Among FP users: 75.9/14.4
Among non FP users: 55.1/22.3
Services delivered at health posts and during 45-day post-partum home visits
Community health workers (HEWs) give FP counselling and administer MCMs (except implant removals)
Peer influencers (HDA) act as role models to encourage women to use MCMs, dispel harmful myths
Kenya World Vision 2 districts:
Garba Tulla, Isiolo county and Pokot West/Pokot South, West Pokot county
19 health facilities
National: 53.2
Isiolo: 26.3
West Pokot: 14.2 [19]
Data not available Services delivered at health facilities
Nurses provide FP counselling and administer methods
Community health workers (CHVs) deliver health messages and mobilise women in the community to attend FP services
Peer influencers (male champions) act as role models and share the benefits of using MCMs to space children
Malawi Save the Children 3 districts:
Blantyre, Mwanza, Thyolo
24 outreach clinics
National: 58.1
Southern region: 54.4 [20]
Southern region:
Among FP users: 75.3/15.7
Among non FP users: 50.5/36.1
Services delivered at routine monthly outreach clinics
Community health workers (HSAs) provide FP counselling and short-acting methods; nurses provide long-term methods but are not always present
Uganda IRC 1 region:
Karamoja
14 health centres
National: 34.8
Karamoja: 6.5 [21]
Karamoja region:
Among FP users: 71.2/27.7
Among non FP users: 59.6/28.8
Services delivered at health facilities
Midwives provide FP counselling and administer methods
Community health workers (VHTs) deliver messages about FP and mobilise women to attend FP services using referral cards
Peer influencers act as role models to encourage women to use MCMs, dispel harmful myths
  1. IRC International Rescue Committee, HEWs Health Extension Workers, HDA Health Development Army, CHVs Community Health Volunteers, HSAs Health Surveillance Assistants, VHTs Volunteer Health Team