mHealth Opportunities and Lessons Learned for Family Planning Programming

To ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, a range of systems and service delivery interventions, identified as high impact practices (HIPs), help family planning programs focus their efforts and maximize resources to achieve broadest reach and greatest impact. The growing ubiquity of mobile technology offers numerous opportunities to support and augment the successful implementation of HIPs. This brief presents themes and lessons learned from across the five volumes of the mHealth Compendium from programs which addressed family planning. It is intended to provide policymakers and program implementers with a resource on potential areas for integration of mHealth into family planning programming, as well as emerging lessons from a range of example case studies.