Togo

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Helping Togolese women plan and space their pregnancies since 1989.

 

  • With the help of an innovative, Jhpiego-developed training approach, 238 health care workers have had their capacity built to provide an injectable contraceptive method (depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate, also known as Sayana® Press or DMPA-SC), thereby facilitating scale-up of this method within Togo.
  • Jhpiego also worked with Togo’s Ministry of Health to develop self-injection guidelines for DMPA-SC, and trained more than 1,000 health care providers to counsel and teach women how to do DMPA-SC self-injection.
  • Follow-up supervision post-training ensured that DMPA-SC services were effectively implemented and challenges and difficulties related to DMPA-SC services were documented and addressed.
  • Jhpiego organized communication activities to publicize the new contraceptive in two districts, as well as a mass sensitization campaign on family planning with a focus on DMPA-SC that reached nearly 15,000 families and individuals within Togo.

Our Technical Areas in Togo

Our Work in Togo

Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this program promotes access to family planning choices in West African countries by supporting the introduction and scale-up of subcutaneous depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC). DMPA-SC is an innovative injectable contraceptive—also known as Sayana® Press—that can dramatically expand access and choice for women. Jhpiego is enhancing ongoing efforts of the Access Collaborative by strengthening health systems to accelerate introduction and scale-up of DMPA-SC in several West African countries, including Togo.

With funding from the German Development Bank (KfW) through the Ministry of Health, Public Hygiene and Universal Care, this project aims to build the capacity of staff providing sexual and reproductive health services in Kara, Togo. This project uses interactive, hands-on, teaching techniques such as clinical simulation, anatomical models and case-based learning to educate trainers on sexual and reproductive health. In turn, these trainers use a Jhpiego-developed low-dose, high-frequency approach to build capacity and enhance knowledge among health care providers in an effort to address sexual and reproductive health needs in Kara, which has a 23.8% contraceptive prevalence rate.

Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services to Scale (MOMENTUM) is a suite of projects, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, that aims to accelerate reductions in maternal, newborn and child mortality and morbidity in high-burden countries by increasing host country commitment and capacity to provide high-quality, integrated health care. Each of the projects has a specific focus area; together they provide a comprehensive, flexible package of support for countries as they overcome context-specific health challenges towards sustainable development. The five-year, Jhpiego-led MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership (MCGL) project focuses on: 1) providing targeted technical and capacity development assistance to our missions, partner countries and local organizations; and 2) contributing to global technical leadership and policy dialogue for improved maternal, newborn and child health, voluntary family planning and reproductive health outcomes. Jhpiego’s 12 sub-partners under this project are: Save the Children, Johns Hopkins University International Vaccine Access Center, The Manoff Group, Quicksand, Matchboxology, BAO Systems, Avenir Health, McKinsey and Company, PACT, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Christian Connections for International Health and Ubora Quality Institute.

In Togo, MCGL is led by Jhpiego with technical support from the Manoff Group and Pact, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Public Hygiene and Universal Care. MCGL’s goal in Togo is to contribute to the improvement of maternal, newborn and child health and reproductive health through increased contraceptive prevalence and reduction of unmet need for family planning services, especially among youth in urban and peri-urban areas in Togo.