USAID | 2012
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This report summarizes the key results emerging from an evaluation exercise carried out in Naivasha District, Kenya to assess the effects of the intervention package, known as the Community Mobilization for Postabortion Care (COMMPAC). This exercise aimed at increasing awareness and use of postabortion care (PAC) services and improving family planning (FP), reproductive health, and maternal health outcomes. The evaluation used a quasi-experimental design, with intervention and comparison groups covering six study sites within Naivasha District. Measurements were taken at baseline (from May to June 2010) and at endline (from January to February 2012). The data collected as part of this evaluation included community-based surveys of women between the ages of 18 and 49; an inventory of all public and private health care facilities in the study area; interviews with providers working at the identified facilities; service statistics; and focus group discussions and in-depth interviews
conducted with a range of community actors and key informants.