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ACCESS-FP Program

Community Health Worker counseling a new mother on the lactational amenorrhea method, Bangladesh.

Community Health Worker counseling a new mother on the lactational amenorrhea method, Bangladesh.

The ACCESS-FP Program is a 5-year, USAID-sponsored global program with the goal of responding to the significant unmet needs for family planning among postpartum women. As an Associate Award through the ACCESS Program, ACCESS-FP is implemented by Jhpiego in partnership with Save the Children, Constella Futures, the Academy for Educational Development, the American College of Nurse-Midwives and IMA World Health.

USAID Missions and regional bureaus can buy into the ACCESS-FP award through core funds, field support or MAARDS.

ACCESS-FP will reduce unmet need for family planning among postpartum women by strengthening family planning in maternal, neonatal and child health service delivery programs. Specifically, the program will:

  • Test alternative service delivery approaches to expand contraceptive options and increase use of modern family planning methods among postpartum women;
     
  • Improve use of the lactational amenorrhea method and the transition to longer-term modern contraceptive methods;
     
  • Educate and counsel on birth spacing; and
     
  • Identify targets of opportunity to strengthen family planning in maternal, neonatal and child health programs.

Through its linkages with the ACCESS Program, ACCESS-FP presents a comprehensive strategy to reducing maternal and neonatal mortality and repositioning postpartum family planning services. By promoting innovative family planning programs and the integration of family planning as a life-saving intervention at every point along the household-to-hospital continuum of care, ACCESS-FP will increase recognition of family planning as an essential component of maternal, neonatal and child health care.

ACCESS-FP also works collaboratively with Cooperating Agencies in population, health and HIV/AIDS to share best practices for postpartum family planning so that all projects can contribute to helping postpartum women and couples meet their reproductive goals.

Now available: The ACCESS-FP Programmatic Framework, which demonstrates multiple opportunities to provide FP information and services in maternal and infant health services.

For more information about the ACCESS-FP Associate Award, read the program brief or contact ACCESS.

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