Using a quality improvement approach to improve contraceptive security in Tanzania.
The RESPOND Project worked with local partners to implement COPE® for contraceptive security (CS) in two districts in Tanzania (Newala in Mtwara Region, and Meru in Arusha Region). The partnership included the MOHSW, the Medical Stores Department (MSD), EngenderHealth’s ACQUIRE Tanzania Project (ATP), and USAID|DELIVER. One objective of the activity was to document how COPE® for CS can improve district and facility ownership and capacity to manage FP forecasting, budgeting, requisition, and inventory control. A second goal was to test the effectiveness of the new COPE® for CS tool at increasing access for all FP methods, including the requirements for the long-acting and permanent methods of contraception (LA/PMs).