This brief outlines the background, objectives, implementation steps & timeline, overview, and indicators of APC Benin’s community-based access to injectable contraceptives pilot project. 


This brief outlines the details of a study requested by the Malawi Ministry of Health and USAID/Malawi to assess home and self-injection of Sayana® Press in Malawi.

Training Guide

This trainer’s guide provides content for training on the progestin-only injectable contraceptive Sayana® Press. These materials were first used in 2012 to train facility- and community-based providers on use of Sayana Press (formerly depo-subQ in Uniject) in acceptability studies in Senegal and Uganda.


This brief focuses on the use of drug shops to increase access to injectable contraceptives, a strategy that had previously not received sufficient attention in the literature.


The following materials aim to help stakeholders effectively monitor and evaluate the practice, as well as advocate for buy-in and changing policy and programs, including piloting, implementing and scaling up programs.


As the latest addition to PATH’s Stronger Health Advocates Greater Health Impact series, this guide contains an overview of market actors and identifies policies and advocacy entry points for civil society.

June 02, 2017

Jackqueline Bwire Nabwire, a community health worker trained by APC Uganda, works to bring family planning to women in her village.


This publication provides practical guidance based on results, evidence, and learning from the pilot introductions of Sayana Press in four countries in Africa.

Journal Article

In September 2013, a technical consultation held in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, concluded that, in the developing world, drug shops have the potential to play a much greater role in helping women and couples achieve their family planning intentions. The group of 15 researchers and program experts found that sale of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) is common in drug shops in some countries and that training, policy, research and advocacy interventions should be prioritized by funders and the family planning community.

WellShare International conducted a district assessment on readiness for community-based access to injectables and results showed that only 3 out of the 55 Health Centers in Iganga offer youth-friendly services and that less than 10 percent of Health Center staff are trained in YFS.