Recommended PAC Communication Materials
Provider Quick Checklist for Postabortion Care Services
A pocket-size job aid for health care providers that includes a checklist of interventions provided before, during, and after the procedure. Also provides signs of shock, infection, and abdominal injury as well as a list of contraceptive methods and guidance on when to start each method.
Job aid allows health care providers to quickly identify Medical Eligibility Criteria relevant to their clients. Developed by WHO in collaboration with the INFO project at the John Hopkins University/Center for Communication Programs, the Communication Partnership for Family Health in Jordan, and the University of Ghana Medical School.
Allows health care providers to track and record PAC interventions for each client before, during, and after the procedure. Includes a record of post-procedure observations that should be included as part of the client record.
Assists health facilities in referring clients to other sites by capturing relevant information. Includes areas for recording vital signs at initial contact and before discharge.
A user-friendly tool that enables organizations and health facilities to gather data for reporting. Includes instructions for use and identifies data which respond to indicators in the USAID PAC results framework. Allows capture of data relevant to STI evaluation and treatment and HIV counseling and referral for testing. Based on the USAID Country-Level PAC Strategic Framework.
Large format wall chart that provides step-by-step procedures for postabortion care. Adapted from materials developed by the Nepal Family Health Program, WHO, and Ipas.
Community Meeting Guide and Take Action Cards on Bleeding During Pregnancy
Adapted with permission from The American College of Nurse Midwives’ “Home-Based Lifesaving Skills Program.” The meeting guide helps communities develop consensus on practices that are safe, feasible, and acceptable when faced with bleeding during pregnancy. Includes “Take Action Cards” to reinforce key messages with low-literacy audiences.
Intended for women who are pregnant, traditional birth attendants, and men with pregnant partners. Emphasizes the need to seek health services in case of bleeding or fever during pregnancy. Produced by the STRADCOM project in Tanzania.
Community Health Information Cards: Taking Action for Our Health
The overall objective of these cards is to increase awareness about family planning and postabortion care services to reduce illness and death and to encourage community action to address these problems at the individual, household and community levels.