E2A’s community-based program in DRC featured in Frontlines magazine
The story focuses on E2A's innovative approach, which uses "outreach events" in public spaces to provide information about contraceptives, contraceptive counseling, and a full range of contraceptive methods. At these events, nurses join community-based distributors to provide support and offer clinical methods, such as injectables and long-acting implants, in a private setting.
Quoted in the story, E2A's Dr. Murtala Mai calls outreach events a "cost-effective means" to offering full contraceptive choice to rural populations.
“Outreach events, where nurses from public health facilities administer long-acting contraceptives, like implants, are one of the most sustainable and cost-effective means of addressing the equity gap to full contraceptive choice in settings like DRC and other developing countries where the policy environment is not yet supportive of task-sharing strategies that move clinical services to the community level,” said Mai.“The innovative coupling of routine community-based distribution with regular outreaches by clinical nurses is already showing promising results in terms of high demand and uptake of contraception.”