K4Health Launches the Improving Contraceptive Method Mix Project in Indonesia

08 Apr 2013

A young mother and her infant daughter wait for a bus in Jakarta, Indonesia. © 2013 Sarah V. Harlan/CCP

K4Health is pleased to announce the recent launch of the Improving Contraceptive Method Mix (ICMM) Project in Indonesia. Funded by the United Agency for International Development (USAID) and Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), this project will investigate the impact of applying knowledge management (KM) principles to support targeted advocacy activities. The goal of ICMM is to improve the contraceptive method mix in two Indonesian provinces: East Java and West Nusatenggara.

The focus of ICMM is threefold. The project will collect evidence about the use of family planning in the two study districts; advocate for the availability and use of quality family planning services – particularly long-acting and permanent methods – in resource-poor areas; and build local KM capacity.

ICMM is being implemented under K4Health through CCP’s Indonesia office, drawing upon the technical skills of ICMM partners: The Center for Health Research/University of Indonesia and the Cipta Cara Padu Foundation. ICMM staff will also work closely with the Directorate of Maternal Health from Indonesia’s Ministry of Health and the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) to implement the activities and will use the Advance Family Planning-Indonesia’s (AFP-I) advocacy methodology. K4Health’s experience and lessons learned from other diverse settings will greatly inform this innovative and collaborative project that will use KM approaches to translate evidence into action.

Read a recent K4Health blog post on family planning in Indonesia.

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