Muso’s Proactive Reproductive Health program, integrated into our health care delivery model called Proactive Care, provides women of reproductive age with family planning counseling and doorstep administration or same-day clinical access to contraceptives. Preliminary data on this intervention from communities where Muso works in Mali show increases in the use of contraception and highly effective methods.
Muso will provide Proactive Care, with embedded reproductive services, to 625,000 people in two countries. We will connect women of reproductive age to voluntary family planning across 10 sites reaching 375,000 in Mali. We will additionally open 49 new Proactive Care sites for 250,000 people in Côte d’Ivoire and connect communities to the reproductive model we have built and tested in Mali. Our learnings will help us understand: what adaptations are necessary to deliver Proactive Reproductive Health in a new country context? We will additionally disseminate research findings assessing key questions the world needs answered to expand voluntary family planning access: can a proactive Community Health Worker workflow save more lives than current global models? Are women receiving reproductive services at their doorsteps from trusted providers more likely to use family planning than women who access this care at fixed posts? Muso’s technical assistance will leverage our learning to work to change community health policy and practice.
With high fertility, low family planning utilization, and substantial barriers to family planning access in Mali and Côte d’Ivoire, a proactive approach to reproductive health at the community level has tremendous potential to bridge existing gaps and allow more parents to control their family size. Together, we will expand family planning access for tens of thousands of women, while sharing evidence-based recommendations with national and global actors to impact millions of patients at scale.