Improving the Quality of Postabortion Care Services in Togo Increased Uptake of Contraception

High-quality postabortion care (PAC) services that include family planning counseling and a full range of contraceptives at point of treatment for postabortion complications have great potential to break the cycle of repeat unintended pregnancies and demand for abortions. We describe the first application of a systematic approach to quality improvement of PAC services in a West African country. This approach—IntraHealth International’s Optimizing Performance and Quality (OPQ) approach—was applied at 5 health care facilities in Togo starting in November 2014. 

Publisher: Global Health: Science and Practice

Topics: family planning maternal, newborn, & child health Quality of Care

Countries: Togo

Projects: E2A