News @ JSI
WEBINAR: Family Planning and Immunization Integration
September 28, 2017
Please join us on October 3, 2017 from 9:30–10:30 AM EST as JSI's Rebecca Fields and fellow panelists present on the Family Planning and Immunization Integration: Reaching postpartum women with FP services webinar.
Family planning and immunization integration is a promising practice. From a public health perspective, it is crucial to take advantage of every contact with pregnant and postpartum women to offer them family planning counseling and services. Both immunization and family planning services are important components of primary health care. Child immunizations are one of the most equitable and well-used health services globally, and the recommended vaccination and primary health care intervention schedule in the first year of an infant’s life calls for multiple health care contacts. Ensuring that family planning counseling and services are linked to infant vaccination contacts through well-managed primary health care services has the potential to reach mothers with family planning information and services to reduce missed opportunities at a critical time—the 12 months following birth.
- Kathryn Mimno, FP & Immunization Integration Working group
- Shawn Malarcher, USAID
- Nyapu D. Taylor, Jhpiego, Liberia
- Riaz Mobaracaly, Pathfinder International, Mozambique
- Rebecca Fields, JSI