This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
The increasing instances of epidemics are negatively impacting delivery of both routine and urgent health services. Some of the worst affected health services include those related to family planning. This handbook emphasizes that family planning services need to be maintained throughout an epidemic. It also provides guidance on safe methods of contraception that can be effectively self-initiated and continued without support from health care providers. It recommends the widespread use of digital health technologies and direct pharmacy access may improve access during an epidemic. It is a useful document for healthcare policy makers. Click here to read the handbook.