Strengthening Pre-Service Education for Family Planning Services in Sub-Saharan Africa Public Deposited

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  • February 27, 2019
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  • Puckett, Amanda
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Maternal and Child Health
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  • Objectives: To examine how pre-service education institutions in sub-Saharan Africa are providing family planning training. Methods: Literature search of pre-service education family planning training and key informant interviews with experts in the field of family planning pre-service education in sub-Saharan Africa. Results: There is a paucity of information available in current literature highlighting specific aspects of pre-service family planning training; however, valuable data were collected via the key informant interviews. Pre-service education institutions in sub-Saharan Africa are training students to provide family planning counseling and service provision, but the extent and quality of the training vary between and within countries. Conclusion: Pre-service training institutions should strengthen family planning training so health workers are better equipped to provide essential family planning services.
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  • Master of Public Health
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 2011
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