Public Private Partnership

FP2020 - Expanding women’s long-term contraceptive choice through increased access to implants in Vietnam

MSV is partnering with the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) to provide technical support to train public and private providers in implant insertion, removal and counselling

There is currently limited access to the contraceptive implant for women in Vietnam, despite the growing demand for alternative long-term methods to the IUD. Part of the issue is that the availability of providers trained to offer implant services in commune level clinics is extremely limited, if not non-existent. Likewise, although many factories have established health stations to ensure worker health and safety, these facilities typically do not offer family planning counselling or contraception. As a result, public providers and factory health stations are failing to appropriately respond to worker health needs. 

MSV will target the training towards providers who are able to deliver services to low income women, primarily female factory workers and rural women. Research among female factory workers in Vietnam showed that nearly 1 in 5 pregnancies were unintended, workers took an average of 14.8 days of leave per year for reproductive health reasons and more than two thirds had a reproductive tract infection, fifty per cent of which go untreated.
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