Redplan Salud (RPS)
Country of Operation
- INPPARES (Instituto Peruano de Paternidad Responsible)Not-for-profit
SummaryThe program focuses on networking nurse-midwives and physicians to serve 30,000 women and their families living in five low-income districts of Lima: Comas, Los Olivos, Ate-Vitarte, San Juan de Lurigancho and Villa Maria del Triunfo.
Key program components
The CATALYST consortium provides technical assistance to the Peruvian Institute of Responsible Parenthood (INPPARES) in the administration of the network including coordination of social marketing activities, training of midwives, and distribution of contraceptives. Schering Peruana and Pharmacia-Upjohn provide commercial brand contraceptives to INPPARES, which distributes them directly to RedPlan midwives.
Midwives sign a one-year agreement whereby they agree to sell contraceptives at a recommended price. In exchange, midwives receive commercial brand contraceptives at social marketing prices, delivered directly to their private practice. Midwives also receive free training to strengthen knowledge of and skills in reproductive health and family planning and quality of care, and benefit from network marketing activities and promotions. In return for these benefits, midwives associated with the Redplan network must record sales of contraceptives to allow monitoring of program activities.
Services include contraceptives, cervical cancer screening, and HIV testing. RedPlan Salud providers are not subject to an annual performance review, but quality assurance and performance monitoring methods include annual site visits, mystery clients, and provider surveys. Close to 1.7 million total visits were made to clinics in 2012.