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Table 4 Summary of findings for continuation rate 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

Continuation rates
Author, country Mode of outcome measurement Provider Number of women, 1st injection 3 months 6 months 9 months
Weidert et al. [10] Ethiopia CHW reports CHW 8604 NR NR NR
Okegbe et al. [4] Republic of Benin CHW reports CHW 7997 NR NR NR
Mwembo et al. [14] Democratic Republic of Congo CHW reports CHW 252 94.8% 92.1% NR
Comfort et al. [17] Madagascar CHW reports CHW NR NA NA NA
Chin-quee et al. [15] Zambia Client interview CHW 253 94% NR NR
Hoke et al. [18] Madagascar CHW reports CHW 303 96% NR NA
Olawo et al. [23] Kenya CHW reports CHW 832 89% 81% 68%
FHI-USAID [24] Senegal CHW reports CHW 308 93% NR NR
Krueger et al. [25] Uganda Client registers CHW
CLINIC
NR
NR
72%
NA
70%
57%
84%
NA
Prata et al. [21] Ethiopia Client surveys at enrolment, 13th week and 6 months CHW
CLINIC
622
440
83.7%**
81.6%
78.8%**
62.3%
NR
NR
Stanback et al. [19] Uganda Client surveys at enrolment, 13th week CHW
CLINIC
449
328
88%
85%
NR
NR
NR
NR
Jacinto et al. [22] Mozambique Client surveys at enrolment, 13th week and 6 months CHW (TBA)
CHW (APE)
782
649
80%
68.1%
91.6%
68.6%
NR
NR
  1. CHW community health workers, TBA traditional birth attendants, APE Agentes polyvalent elementaries, NA not applicable, NR not reported
  2. *Satisfaction rates at 3 months and 6 months, respectively, **p < 0.05, ***switched to CHW