Expanding Family Planning Options in India: Lessons from the Dimpa Program

Twelve years since its initiation, the Dimpa program has created lasting change in the private health sector and achieved significant improvements in access, quality, demand, and use of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) in Uttar Pradesh. Most notably, the program supported the introduction of DMPA in India’s national family planning program. This brief describes approaches, lessons, and results from implementing the Dimpa program. The approaches and lessons have broad relevance to implementers that use a network or social franchising strategy, and to those who aim to promote family planning options.

Author

Mike Dalious and Ramakrishnan Ganesan

Contributor

SHOPS Project

Published
November 2015
Resource Types
Brief
Country
India
Technical Area
Digital Health
Networks and Franchising
Health Area
Family Planning
Keywords
demand generation
injectables
private provider networks
Current Downloads
40

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