Helping Togolese women plan and space their pregnancies since 1989.
- Postpartum intrauterine device (PPIUD) services are now available at 48 health care facilities in Togo, with providers ready to meet the needs of postpartum women in surrounding areas.
- A total of 209 providers at 56 sites have been trained to provide accurate and appropriate information on postpartum family planning, including PPIUDs, to pregnant women and can refer them to a health care facility where these services are provided if they are not available at their own site.
- More than 2,510 PPIUDs have been inserted at Jhpiego-supported health care facilities for postpartum women seeking to delay their next pregnancy.
Our Work in Togo
Introduction and Scale-Up of Postpartum Family Planning Services
With funding from the United Nations Population Fund, Jhpiego is helping the government of Togo (as well as those of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger and Senegal) to introduce and scale up postpartum family planning (PPFP) services, including the postpartum intrauterine device (PPIUD). Jhpiego has built the capacity of health care providers to provide PPFP information and clinical services, including insertion of the PPIUD, and worked with health care facilities to reinforce and equip them to provide these services. Jhpiego also strengthened the national capacity to train additional providers in PPIUD services. Currently, Jhpiego is collecting data to support providers at their sites in delivering these services and ascertaining how PPFP and PPIUD services are being carried out.
Maternal and Child Survival Program
Under the Maternal and Child Survival Program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, Jhpiego is supporting the development of a national scale-up plan for postpartum family planning and activities to promote male engagement in family planning. These activities include: 1) a rapid formative assessment on male engagement in the health of their families, 2) the development of a social and behavior change strategy to enhance the engagement of men in their families’ reproductive health, and 3) discrete activities to promote this strategy, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and other implementing partners.