This brief provides guidance about writing policy to enable the provision of injectable contraceptives by non-clinical community health workers (CHWs). The guidance is informed by the experience of African countries with policies that promote community-based access to injectable contraceptives (CBA2I), such as Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Senegal, and Uganda.
This brief focuses on the use of drug shops to increase access to injectable contraceptives. This strategy has not received sufficient attention in the literature. USAID has developed a high impact practice brief on family planning provision through both drug shops and pharmacies.