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Can Incentives Strengthen Access to Quality Family Planning Services? Lessons from Burundi, Kenya, and Liberia

Resource Type: Report Authors: Lindsay Morgan Published: 8/1/2012 Resource Description: Can performance-based incentive (PBI) programs—programs that reward the delivery of outputs and outcomes with financial incentives—stimulate quality family planning (FP) service provision and enable women to access FP services? Or is incentivizing FP too riddled with risk, too liable to encourage providers to coerce patients or to cause […]

Preventive Health Sector Assessment: the Current Landscape of Maternal and Child Health Services In Egypt

The Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) has undertaken a series of steps to transform and strengthen the financing and delivery of health care services in Egypt. Some of these changes include moving from vertical programs to an integrated Family Health Model (FHM), changing the manner in which services are contracted and paid for, and […]

Kenya NHA 2009/10 – Reproductive Health Subaccount Brochure

Resource Type: Flier Authors: Health Systems 20/20 Published: 1/4/2012 Resource Description: Although substantial progress has been made, maternal mortality in Kenya remains unacceptably high (488/100,000). While family planning knowledge is almost universal among women of reproductive age, contraceptive prevalence rate for modern methods is still low, at 46%. Nationally, the proportion of children born at home has not […]

Performance-Based Incentives: Ensuring Voluntarism in Family Planning Initiatives

Resource Type: Report Authors: Rena Eichler, Barbara Seligman, Alix Beith, and Jenna Wright Published: 9/13/2010 Resource Description: The trend to implement Performance-based Incentives (PBI) in low- and middle-income countries to strengthen health systems, accelerate service utilization, and enhance quality of health interventions presents an opportunity as well as a challenge for voluntary family planning (FP) service delivery and […]

Vouchers for Health: Increasing Utilization of Facility-based Family Planning and Safe Motherhood Services in Kenya

Resource Type: Case Study Authors: Ben Bellows, Matthew Hamilton, and Francis Kundu Published: 5/24/2010 Resource Description: This case study describes a Kenyan demand- and supply- side pay-for performance (P4P) scheme that uses vouchers as a means to reduce maternal and child mortality. Subsidized vouchers are targeted to poor women, enabling increased access to a range of safe motherhood and family planning services. […]

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