PMA Agile is a continuous data monitoring and evaluation system, collecting data at quarterly intervals each year on the overall health service delivery environment with emphasis on family planning and contraceptive service provision at the health facility and client level in multiple countries, largely in urban areas. The project uses mobile data collection methods to track information on health facility performance and impacts from large-scale projects on their intended results. The PMA Agile system captures information flows on urban reproductive health that is timely, flexible and adaptable, as well as cost-efficient.
In addition, PMA Agile seeks a reliable means for monitoring family planning awareness, use, and hidden behaviors among youths as they enter a period of probable sexual activity, and capturing this information through client exit interviews from youth clients visiting health facilities is challenging due to social and familial pressure to hide sexual activity and family planning. Thus, PMA Agile conducted a Youth Respondent-Driven Sample Survey (YRDSS) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, in collaboration with AIBEF (Association Ivoirienne pour le Bien-Etre Familial), a youth-serving non-governmental family planning association and affiliate of IPPF.
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