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21.09.2021
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Health Management Community and Social Actors Primary Health Care (PHC)

N'weti: Monitoring the quality of services as a pillar in the success of family planning

This Learning Brief verifies the performance of a set of indicators, monitored by the Community Scorecard (CPC).

Family Planning (FP) is part of priority number 1 of the Indicators Framework agreed upon by the Ministry of Health (MISAU) and the Cooperation Partners. In terms of targets, the sector proposes to reach 2,756,638 protected couples per year through contraceptive methods, with a need for health-based interventions in provinces such as Manica, Sofala, Nampula and Maputo City.  The Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), published in 2011, shows remarkable progress in this component since the program's launch in 1980. Maintaining and increasing this performance remains one of the objectives of MISAU, with a target of 42.36% of new users to be reached.

This Learning Brief verifies the performance of a set of indicators, monitored by the Community Scorecard (CPC), highlighting the availability of FP contraceptive methods at the pharmacy, negative effects of some FP methods, freedom of choice of FP method, information given by the provider about the advantages and disadvantages of different FP methods, access to FP services, courtesy, waiting time, among others.

Some of the lessons provided by this analysis indicate that in those places where the Comités de Co-gestão e Humanização (co-management and humanization committees) are functional, the performance of the health facilities (HF) tends to be positive. On the other hand, those HF that are no longer subject to monitoring through the CPC see their performance decline.

This Learning Brief is only available in Portuguese.