The Post-Pregnancy Family Planning (PPFP) Project is a four-year project (2017-2021) funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and MSD for Mothers to support private health facilities in providing post-pregnancy clients with the information and services they require to commence the use of family planning services in Lagos State.
To increase modern contraceptive use among post-pregnancy women in Lagos.
OUR SHARED VISION
We envision “a community where a committed Private Health Services and all stakeholders work together to make quality and affordable FP, a way of life for post-pregnancy women”
The Post Pregnancy Family Planning (PPFP) Project is supporting Lagos state to increase modern contraceptive uptake amongst women within the post-pregnancy period. The Project began with the base scope of work in 40 private health facilities in November 2017 , with a plan to work in additional 200 facilities to make a total of 240 facilities for the remaining Project years. Till date the Project is working in 236 private health facilities in 19 LGAs.
The Projects’ key interventions include advocacy, demand generation, and service delivery components with data use through research, monitoring and evaluation as a cross-cutting component of each intervention.
Research, Monitoring & Evaluation
Advocacy: The Project constantly engages the two key Associations; Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria; (AGPMPN) Lagos branch; and Association of General and Private Nursing Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPNP) Lagos branch to facilitate entry into the clinical private sector health facilities, and most importantly the facility owners to address structural and ideational barriers to the integration of FP services.
Demand Generation: The project reduces Ideational barriers linked to knowledge, misperceptions, spousal communication, self-efficacy, risk perception for post-pregnancy women and families. Also addresses the low perception of quality family planning services in the private sector.
Service Delivery: The project reduces private sector provider ideational barriers such as lack of incentives, provider bias (linked to age, method, parity), cost (consumer), fear of losing core business, the perception of FP as a losing proposition. In addition, also reduces structural barrier such as lack of clinic profit, commodities logistics management, expense and time needed to integrate FP into MNCH services, and staff turnover.