PPIUD Project: Nepal
Globally, 214 million women have an unmet need for contraception. The postpartum period provides an excellent opportunity to initiate access to family planning.
To this end, in 2013 FIGO began the ‘Institutionalisation of Immediate Postpartum IUD (PPIUD) Services Initiative’. The project has trained community midwives, health workers, doctors and delivery unit staff in counselling on postpartum family planning and insertion of PPIUD immediately postpartum.
We are proud to celebrate the impressive achievements of each of the countries involved in this project.
In 2015, the Nepalese government made several Family Planning 2020 commitments to extend family planning access in the country in order to “leave no one behind” and “reach the unreached”. FIGO’s PPIUD Project was therefore firmly in line with these pledges, and implementation in Nepal has been conducted in close partnership with the government.
The team in Nepal worked innovatively to ensure successful implementation in their particular context. They developed and implemented two new training techniques: On the Job Training (OJT) and mentoring through facility twinning, ensuring quality training for the providers without leaving their workplace. They also trained Female Community Health Volunteers, an essential healthcare cadre in Nepal, to increase awareness of family planning options.
Project Duration: 4 years (2015-2019)
Partner Society: Nepal Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Key Stakeholders: Family Welfare Division, Nepal Health Training Council, Nepal Health Research Council
Number of Facilities: 8