Operationalizing Integrated Immunization and Family Planning Services in Rural Liberia: Lessons Learned From Evaluating Service Quality and Utilization

Global Health: Science and Practice (GHSP)
Vol. 7, No. 3 September 01, 2019
http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/current

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Operationalizing Integrated Immunization and Family Planning Services in Rural Liberia: Lessons Learned From Evaluating Service Quality and Utilization
Allyson R. Nelson, Chelsea M. Cooper, Swaliho Kamara, Nyapu D. Taylor, Topian Zikeh, Cefanee Kanneh-Kesselly, Rebecca Fields, Iqbal Hossain, Lolade Oseni, Birhanu S. Getahun, Anne Fiedler, Anne Schuster and Hannah Tappis
Global Health: Science and Practice September 2019, 7(3):418-434; https://doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-19-00012
Providers, managers, and clients valued the integrated service delivery model. Trends indicated slightly higher family planning uptake in intervention facilities, but that difference was not statistically significant. Intrafacility referrals by postpartum women did not negatively affect immunization utilization rates.