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lEvEl Of MEAsurEMEnT:
This indicator measures how well community-based distribution o contraception providescoverage o amily planning services to an area. In the context o PHE programs, community-based dis-tribution means that the contraceptives are sold at a point that is not a traditional health acility, suchas a clinic or hospital. Community-based distribution is generally through a local store or commercialsite or an individual at a non-commercial site, as well as other variations that are community-based. Asmeasured in this indicator, a client is a woman who receives contraception rom the community-baseddistributor (CBD), but does not include a woman who only talks with the CBD about contraceptivemethods. The method o contraception here can include any method – modern or traditional.
By target community.
The aims o the CBD program are to increase contraceptive use by increasing access and rais-ing demand through inormation, education, and communication (EIC) activities. For PHE programs,community volunteers are usually recruited to be community-based distributors, making CBD pro-grams especially eective in rural and isolated communities where demand is limited and access toalternative methods is low.
Population-based survey or project records.
Annually or project records and every three to ve years or surveys.
dATA COllECTiOn COnsidErATiOns:
The questionnaire or surveying women in the target areashould include the type o commodities/methods received in the previous time period year.
sTrEnGTHs & liMiTATiOns:
CBDs tend to be low-volume independent distributors in isolated andsometimes difcult-to-reach areas, creating the need or eld-workers to re-supply these posts re-quently and provide supervision and continuous training in contraceptive methods use and risks.
PErCEnT Of wOMEn Of rEPrOduCTivE AGE (15-4) wHO wErE CliEnTsOf A COMMuniTY-BAsEd COnTrACEPTivE disTriBuTOr in THE lAsT YEAr
total # o women clientsage 15-49 o community-based distributors in the target area in the last yeartotal # o women age 15-49 living in the target area in the last year