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Table 3 Summary of findings of the safety of CHW provision of DMPA in several countries of SSA and in some instances, in clinical settings

From: Provision of injectable contraceptives by community health workers in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review of safety, acceptability and effectiveness

Safety
Author, country Mode of outcome measurement Provider Injection site morbidity
Weidert et al. [10] Ethiopia CHW reports CHW NR
Okegbe et al. [4] Republic of Benin CHW reports CHW NR
Mwembo et al. [14] Democratic Republic of Congo CHW reports CHW 40.6%
Comfort et al. [17] Madagascar CHW reports CHW NA
Chin-quee et al. [15] Zambia Client interview CHW 2%
Hoke et al. [18] Madagascar CHW reports CHW 3%
Olawo et al. [23] Kenya CHW reports CHW 0
FHI-USAID [24] Senegal CHW reports CHW NR
Krueger et al. [25] Uganda Client registers CHW
CLINIC
0
0
Prata et al. [21] Ethiopia Client surveys at enrolment, 13th week and 6 months CHW
CLINIC
2.1%
0.5%
Stanback et al. [19] Uganda Client surveys at enrolment, 13th week CHW
CLINIC
0.7%
0.3%
Poss et al. [20] Uganda Client surveys at 3rd year CHW
CLINIC
NA
NA
Jacinto et al. [22] Mozambique Client surveys at enrolment, 13th week and 6 months CHW (TBA)
CHW (APE)
 < 0.5%