Estimating Contraceptive Prevalence Using Logistics Data for Short-Acting Methods: Analysis Across 30 Countries

by Marc Cunningham, Ariella Bock, Niquelle Brow et al.
Glob Health Sci Pract; September 10, 2015 Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 462-481

20 pp. 2.8 MB
http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/3/3/462.full.pdf+html3.cover

The authors explore how logistics data can be used to estimate contraceptive prevalence. Because of the need for more frequent contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) estimates than population-based surveys currently provide, John Snow, Inc. (JSI) staff developed and evaluated models to generate country-level, method-specific contraceptive prevalence estimates. Results show a close correlation between the logistics distribution data being collected and actual use of short term family planning methods, demonstrating the quality of the current logistics data provided through the Procurement Planning and Monitoring Report (PPMR) and the Pipeline Monitoring and Procurement Planning System (PipeLine).

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