Introduction to PAC Standards

Standards should articulate the expected services to be performed and what cadre of personnel will perform the services such as:

  • Who will deliver which aspect(s) of PAC service (health professionals, auxiliary health personnel, non-medical providers such as community-based distributors (CBD) for FP distribution or traditional birth attendants (TBA) for prevention);
  • Who is eligible for services (e.g., all women presenting with signs of incomplete abortion regardless of age);
  • Which health departments will interface with PAC services;
  • Who are the priority-service groups (e.g., youth);
  • Where will the services be delivered and at what levels of care;
  • How often and under what conditions are services to be provided; and
  • How services should be managed and supervised to ensure quality.

Download Standards section from the PAC Global Resources Guide