PRIME II Technical Reports
Most PRIME II Technical Reports detail specific reproductive health care interventions, describing the context, methodology and results of a PRIME project and recommendations from its evaluation. Other reports focus on findings from needs assessments conducted prior to a training intervention or document follow-up studies that ascertain how well health care providers have retained the knowledge and skills they acquired during training. Research studies testing new approaches to service delivery were sometimes published as PRIME technical reports, often with implications for health care policies in particular countries.
Follow-up on Training of Indigenous Systems of Medicine Practitioners in Non-clinical Methods of Family Planning in Uttar Pradesh, India (August 2000)
Report No. 8
This report describes an assessment of the Indigenous Systems of Medicine (ISM) program, which provides non-clinical family planning training to homeopathic, ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani practioners working in Uttar Pradesh, India. The program, managed by the State Innovations in Family Planning Services Agency (SIFPSA), was initiated in 1995 with the financial support of USAID and the Innovations in Family Planning Services project. This assessment was undertaken early in the expansion of the ISM pilot project from Sitapur and Jhansi districts to six new districts in Uttar Pradesh. The report discusses changes in access to family planning services, method mix used by clients and skills retention of practitioners following training.