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Assessment of Family Planning and Immunization Service Integration in Malawi

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03404284
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 19, 2018
Last Update Posted : January 19, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
John Snow, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jhpiego

Brief Summary:
This is a mixed methods process evaluation of a programmatic intervention to integrate family planning and immunization services at health facilities and through outreach services in Dowa and Ntchisi districts of Malawi. The study involved qualitative methods (in depth interviews and focus group discussions with service providers, mothers and fathers of infants <1 year, and supervisors and program managers) as well as secondary analysis of service statistics for family planning and immunization services and of supervision reports.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Contraception Contraceptive Usage Contraception Behavior Infant, Newborn, Diseases Behavioral: Family planning and infant immunization service integration

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 43 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Other
Official Title: Assessment of Family Planning and Immunization Service Integration in Malawi
Actual Study Start Date : June 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Birth Control

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Intervention facilities
Includes 43 health facilities and their associated outreach sites
Behavioral: Family planning and infant immunization service integration
The approach involved integration of services through health surveillance assistant (HSA) outreach as well as through the health facility platform. The HSAs provided door to door FP services in their designated communities as well as provided integrated FP and Immunisation services at village clinics and outreach sessions. At outreach sessions, mothers were offered both routine infant immunization and family planning services (pills, condoms, injectables plus referrals for other methods). At health facilities, mothers who sought routine infant immunization services were offered same-day family planning services and those who seek family planning services are also screened for infant immunization schedule completion / need for infant immunization services. HSAs and health facility providers were trained on FP-immunization service integration and were monitored through regular supportive supervision visits.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of modern family planning users [ Time Frame: June 2016 through September 2017 (we also collected pre-intervention data from January to May 2016) ]
  2. Number of Penta 1 doses administered [ Time Frame: June 2016 through September 2017 (we also collected pre-intervention data from January to May 2016) ]
  3. Number of Penta 3 doses administered [ Time Frame: June 2016 through September 2017 (we also collected pre-intervention data from January to May 2016) ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
43 health facilities and associated outreach sites in Ntchisi and Dowa districts of Malawi
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All health facilities and associated outreach sites in Ntchisi and Dowa districts implementing the integrated approach with support from the USAID-funded Maternal and Child Survival Program

Exclusion Criteria:

  • All health facilities and associated outreach sites not implementing the integrated approach with support from the USAID-funded Maternal and Child Survival Program

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Responsible Party: Jhpiego
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03404284    
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB00007595
First Posted: January 19, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 19, 2018
Last Verified: January 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Jhpiego:
Immunization
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Vaccines
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs