Women presenting for postpartum, abortion or postabortion care or for emergency contraception have a high unmet need for modern methods of family planning. Facilitating the delivery of high-quality family planning services to every user, regardless of their point of entry into the health system, is essential to ensure no opportunity is wasted in stimulating, identifying and comprehensively fulfilling the users’ needs. By supporting programmes and policies that mobilize resources and staff during such contacts with the health system, the morbidity and mortality among women, girls and children can be significantly reduced.
WHO, Department of Reproductive Health and Research. Strengthening health system response: noopportunities missed. (2012) 4 pp.
Strengthening health system response: no opportunities missed