The Mayer Hashi II Family Planning Project had based on the previous experiences of the Mayer Hashi (MH) 2009-2013 Project, which aimed to increase the use of Long Acting and Permanent Methods (LAPMs) in low-performing areas. MH II focused on a national scale-up of successful models, tools and approaches for promoting Long Acting and Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) and Permanent Method (PM) use and test new innovations. The study was funded by USAID, and is awarded by Measure Evaluation that started in February 2015, ended in August 2015.
The project aimed to broaden the methods to meet the unmet needs and reproductive intentions of special populations. It provided contraceptive methods at public, private and NGO facilities, workplaces and through mobile health teams. It strengthened the provision of injectables, LARCs and PMs in USAID, non-USAID supported NGOS, and urban areas, with a special focus on slums and under-served populations. It will also work to strengthen the provision of injectables and IUD services through Community Clinics (CCs).
The principal objective of the survey was to collect data on key outcome indicators from women in phase I-intervention areas & phase III-comparison areas districts. And specific objectives are to:
MH II interventions will be provided district by district (in all 64 districts) in a three-phased approach. Phases will be implemented one year apart, beginning in 2014 to 2016.
Tasks carried out by Mitra and Associates:
Development of sapling methodology for selecting 400 clusters from the population census-2011 using PPS method; conducting quantitative survey covering 12,004 households, 836 health facilities, 1,672 service providers and 2,180 LAPM clients. Conducting household listing and preparing ketch map of 400. Selected clusters were plotted on the map of Bangladesh to see their geographical spread and to help plan the movement of the listing/interviewing teams from one cluster to another.
Development of household listing form; translation, pre-testing and finalization of questionnaires; manuals for interviewers’, supervisors’ and editors’; interviewers’ and supervisor’s assignment sheets for control of fieldwork. Assisting the development, submission and follow-up for getting ethical approval.
Carried out data collection by maintaining quality control, data processing and reporting: Data entry, cleaning by Cs-pro and SPSS software. Cleaning included checking of range, structure and a selected set of checks for internal consistency, frequency distribution to see the accuracy of data and prepared the preliminary data set and a final data set.
Client Reference: Measure Evaluation, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.
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