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Self-care is increasingly gaining traction within the global SRH community of practice, particularly as a means of offering women greater autonomy and control over their reproductive health. Since 2020, the Delivering Innovation in Self-Care (DISC) project has been pioneering contraceptive self-care accessibility, by supporting women and healthcare providers alike to overcome common barriers to DMPA-SC self-injection contraception.
Through interventions in Nigeria, Uganda, and Malawi, DISC has generated substantial learnings by developing innovative empathy-based training for providers, utilizing digital channels to reach women with relevant health information throughout her self-care ‘user journey’, and strengthening provider reporting of self-injection.
Join us for an interactive four-part learning series where we’ll share what worked (and didn’t work!) in our efforts to popularize and improve contraceptive self-care, as well as discuss the insights we’ve gathered throughout the process.
Effectively marketing self-care requires empathizing with consumers and understanding the barriers they face throughout each stage of their user journey. In this session, we’ll share examples and learnings from how DISC has been supporting at the ‘awareness’, ‘intent’, and ‘uptake’ stages of the journey.
DISC has leveraged social media influencers, chatbots, and IVR to raise women’s awareness of contraceptive self-care and reduce clients’ dependence on healthcare providers as the sole source of health information. We’ll discuss how we used digital means to increase uptake of DMPA-SC self-inject and how DISC is leveraging campaign data to adapt our approach over time.
DMPA-SC self-inject is a relatively new means of contraceptive self-care, and healthcare providers are not automatically on board with the concept of self-care. Learn how empathy-based training for providers could be an enabler to transforming their role.
In this webinar, we’ll discuss what DISC has learned from our collaboration with key health system stakeholders to record self-inject data. In particular, we’ll focus on some of the challenges with collecting and reporting data on self inject and our experience with leveraging this data to strengthen overall reporting into national health systems.