POMEFA (POur une MEilleure FAmille)
Country of Operation
- Population Services InternationalNot-for-profit
SummaryPOMEFA is a fractional franchise network that consists of 70 public and 9 private sector clinics that offer quality family planning (FP) services.
POMEFA aims to provide sexual and reproductive health information and products to Togolese men and women. In 2013, the program plans to strengthen its quality improvement systems by implementing performance improvement plans and quarterly technical meetings with the owners of the franchises.
Key program components
Services available at POMEFA's outlets include oral contraceptives, injectables, Copper T, implants, and cycle beads. The POMEFA network also employs community health workers, who receive $40 monthly, part of which is paid by the NGO. POMEFA's plans are to train pharmacists and counter agents who are often the first contact for FP information, especially in cities, and to add an Information, Education and Communication (IEC) focus that specifically targets men and addresses their role in reproductive decision making. Quality assurance and performance monitoring methods include site visits (9/year) and client exit interviews (1/year). The program also reports that activities to prevent stock- outs and provider trainings are an integral part of the quality assurance process. The assessment tools (especially the implant and IUD insertion checklists) enable Population Services International program personnel to target coaching activities and identify and resolve issues with providers.