New IBP Member Organizations and Virtual IBP Partners Meeting September 23rd 2021

Nandita Thatte

Dear IBP Network Colleagues,


Hope all are well. We are pleased to introduce several new member organizations to the IBP Network! Please see information about the newest organizations below. Feel free to reach out to their points of contact as well.


We also want to use this opportunity to announce the WHO IBP Virtual Partners Meeting happening on Thursday September 23rd in line with World Contraception Day on September 26th


Please see the flyer attached and the Registration Link below. We look forward to showcasing many partner experiences in family planning and sexual and reproductive health and introducing our New IBP Member Organizations!


Register Here for the WHO/IBP Network Virtual Partners Meeting, Thursday September 23rd, 13hCEST/7hEST




NEW IBP Member Organizations



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Centre for the Study of Adolescence (CSA) is a Kenyan non-profit making organization established in 1988. The Vision of the centre is to attain a society in which Sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents and young people are universally realized and enjoyed. CSA works towards the promotion of health and development of adolescents and young people through programming, policy advocacy, research and capacity building. Since the 80s, CSA has significantly contributed towards improved policy environment for adolescent reproductive health establishing itself as a leader in adolescent youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) rights programming and advocacy. Over the years CSA has developed a strong behavior change communication background developing and utilizing innovative communication tools and approaches some of which have been approved as Evidence based Interventions (EBIs) by Ministry of Health and NASCOP.

Point of Contact: Albert Obbuyi obbuyi@...


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Eden Foundation EDEN Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization in existence since 2019. EDEN aims to reduce preventable maternal and newborn deaths by targeting key health indicators (maternal mental health and prematurity) in rural and underserved regions of Sub-Saharan Africa cruciaI to achieving the third United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our mission is to provide cost-effective and sustainable health solutions to improve the health and quality of life for underserved mothers and newborns through research, education, and advocacy. At EDEN, we do not just advocate for vulnerable populations; we strive to achieve health and social equity.

Point of Contact: Kobi Ajayi eden.helpline@...



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World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), formerly known as the (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, interdisciplinary professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health. Our professional, supporting, and student members engage in clinical and academic research to develop evidence-based medicine and strive to promote a high quality of care for transsexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals internationally. We are funded primarily through the support of our membership, and through donations and grants sponsored by non-commercial sources.

Mission: To promote evidence based care, education, research, public policy, and respect in transgender health.

Vision:  We envision a world wherein people of all gender identities and gender expressions have access to evidence-based healthcare, social services, justice and equality.

Points of Contact: Blaine Vella blaine@... and Gail Knudson Gail.Knudson@....



We partner with local organisations in emerging market countries, and other change-makers, to enable marginalised young people to transform their lives and communities.We support and work closely with local, dedicated organisations in emerging market countries focused on solutions that integrate the voices and experiences of marginalised young people (age 10-24). We recognise disadvantage takes multiple forms, and that girls, young women and non-binary youth often face the most discrimination. For these reasons and importantly, to most effectively support young people’s felt needs and future pathways, we are committed to approaching our work through an intersectional lens. Keeping gender and inclusion at the heart of everything we do, our impact areas are: economic well-being, inclusive learning, and safe, healthy lives.

Point of Contact: Daniel Parnetti dparnetti@...



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RTI International

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Our vision is to address the world's most critical problems with science-based solutions in pursuit of a better future. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. Combining scientific rigor and technical proficiency, we deliver reliable data, thorough analysis, innovative methods, novel technologies, and sustainable programs that help clients inform public policy and ground practice in evidence. We scale our approach to fit the demands of each project, delivering the power of a global leader and the passion of a local partner. We believe in the promise of science, and we push ourselves every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. Our experts hold degrees in more than 250 scientific, technical, and professional disciplines across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development fields. Our staff of nearly 6,000 works in more than 75 countries—tackling hundreds of projects each year to address complex social and scientific challenges on behalf of governments, businesses, foundations, universities, and other clients and partners. And our separate business operations—including RTI Health Solutions—serve commercial clients across a wide range of industries around the world. Our research institute maintains offices on four continents, with our headquarters in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, reflecting our roots in the area’s distinguished universities. Founded in 1958 with support from North Carolina government, education, and business leaders, we maintain close ties with North Carolina State University, Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Points of Contact: Cristina Bisson cbisson@...; Richard Killian rkillian@...



Nandita Thatte, DrPH

Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

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