[Event Recap] 2021 State of the Art in Engaging Men and Boys in Health and Development: A Technical Marketplace

Danette Wilkins

Greetings IBP Network colleagues,


In September 2021, the Interagency Gender Working Group’s Male Engagement Task Force (METF) hosted the webinar, “2021 State of the Art in Engaging Men and Boys in Health and Development: A Technical Marketplace.” This webinar showcased 11 examples of cutting-edge programming and research for engaging a broader diversity of men and boys as clients, partners, and agents of change across global health initiatives and programs. Presentations focused on diverse health areas, including sexual and reproductive health; maternal, newborn, and child health; HIV/AIDS; and gender-based violence. Access the event recording, slides, and an overview of the event here.


On behalf of the METF co-chairs, thank you very much for your time and attention.





Danette Wilkins, MPH

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Program Officer II, Family Planning & Reproductive Health

Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs


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Using SBC to Address Gender and Social Norms Roundtable

Marcela Aguilar



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Striving for Equality: Using SBC to Address Gender and Social Norms


October 21, 2021
9:00 to 10:15 a.m. (EDT)

13h Accra (GMT) / 14h Abuja (WAT) / 15h Lusaka (CAT) / 16h Addis (EAT)





Join Breakthrough ACTION, USAID’s flagship social and behavior change (SBC) project, for a roundtable discussion on innovative approaches for SBC research and implementation in gender and social norms. Through hands-on facilitation, participants will learn about new resources that improve the integration of gender and social norms into SBC programming, particularly in the areas of family planning and maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health. 

The 1 hour and 15-minute roundtable will be offered in English with simultaneous French interpretation.


  • Joanna Skinner, Population and Reproductive Health Technical Lead and Gender Advisor, Breakthrough ACTION


  • Leveling the Playing Field in Nigeria Through Adalci (Chizoba Onyechi, Senior Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria)
  • Gender Values Clarification Exercises With Health Providers in Ethiopia (Esete Getachew, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Lead, Breakthrough ACTION Ethiopia)
  • Introducing the "Getting Practical" Tool and Lessons from Pilot Testing (Lisa Cobb, Deputy Director, Strategic Communications Unit, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs)
  • Promoting Couple Communication Around Household Decision-Making and Saving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Carole Ilunga, Gender Technical Advisor and Regional Coordinator, Breakthrough ACTION DRC)—In French with simultaneous English interpretation




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New HIP brief and 3 briefs open for community comment - deadlines October 15 and 22

Ados May



Dear Colleagues,


New HIP brief: Social Marketing

The HIP Partnership is pleased to announce the recently published Social Marketing High Impact Practices brief. An update from the version originally released in 2013, this service delivery brief provides a comprehensive overview of social marketing as it relates to family planning, including evidence-based strategies to implement social marketing practices to maximize family planning investments.


Open for Community Comment: 


Meaningful Adolescent and Youth Engagement Strategic Planning Guide - This SPG was developed by partners from the MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership project and IYAFP. Please provide comments on the draft SPG here, using the password hips4fp, and share these links widely with your projects and colleagues working in youth engagement. Comments will be accepted until Friday, October 15th.


Implementing policies: Enabling family planning programs to meet their goals and users’ needs - An update from the version published in 2013, this HIP brief focuses on how the application of a comprehensive policy implementation cycle can support quality family planning programs at scale. Comments on the draft brief can be provided here, using the password hips4fp. Comments will be accepted until Friday, October 22nd.


Social accountability to improve family planning information and services - This new HIP brief focuses on how communities and health sector actors can jointly identify problems and implement and monitor solutions to improve the quality and responsiveness of family planning services. Comments on the draft brief can be provided here, using the password hips4fp. Comments will be accepted until Friday, October 22nd.



FW: Panel TODAY: Unheard Voices: Stories of Women from Rural India, 12th October, 2021 | 8amEST/14pmCEST/5.30pmIST

Nandita Thatte

Dear IBP Colleagues,


Please join our partners in India for an inspiring panel: Unheard Voices: Stories of Women from Rural India”. The panel will be moderated by Ms. Poonam Muttreja from the Population Foundation India and feature a Key Note Address from Mr. P Sainath from the Peoples Archive of Rural India along with a range of impressive panelists. Information Below.



The panel discussion ‘Unheard Voices: Stories of Women from Rural India’ starts in 90 minutes.







Hope to see you at the panel discussion.


Best Regards,



Poonam Muttreja

Executive Director



B – 28, Qutab Institutional Area

New Delhi – 110016, India


Nandita Thatte, DrPH

Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

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[Resource] Seeking Breakthroughs in SBC at the Intersection of Family Planning and Intimate Partner Violence

Danette Wilkins

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Seeking Breakthroughs in SBC at the Intersection of Family Planning and Intimate Partner Violence

Earlier this year, Breakthrough ACTION hosted the expert consultation “Seeking Breakthroughs in Social and Behavior Change at the Intersection of Family Planning and Intimate Partner Violence” to build on the work of others in strengthening understanding of the linkages between family planning (FP) and intimate partner violence (IPV) and consideration of influencing factors across the socio-ecological model and the life course.

This consultation brought together over 40 subject matter experts in FP, gender-based violence (GBV), and social and behavior change (SBC) representing more than 25 organizations around the globe. During this consultation, participants examined linkages between FP and IPV across the life course, explored SBC theories and approaches that can be applied to integrated FP/IPV programming, and identified opportunities to further advance integrated FP/IPV research and practice.

Breakthrough ACTION is now pleased to launch a new interactive online feature that provides takeaways, recommendations, and links to a detailed technical brief in English and French. Additionally, the Resource Hub provides access to the slides from presentations and you can watch and listen to recordings of the presentations on YouTube.

Click on the link to access and download the new resources

FP and IPV Interactive Online Feature
Technical Brief: English | French (français)
Consultation Materials
Consultation Videos

Thank you very much for your time and attention. 




Danette Wilkins, MPH

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WAHO Good Practice Forum--Call for Abstracts due 30 October 2021

Nandita Thatte

Dear IBP Colleagues,


Please see the announcement below from our partners at the West Africa Health Organization (WAHO) for the Good Practice Forum 24-26 November 2021 in Praia, Cabo Verde. The Call for Abstracts is now open and will be accepted in English, French or Portuguese.


Deadline for submission of abstracts: October 30, 2021

Notification of Acceptance deadline: November 5, 2021


Send your abstract to fbps@... or register it through the link






Nandita Thatte, DrPH

Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

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Webinar Series | Young, Vulnerable, and Unattended: Maternal and Newborn Health Services for Adolescents

Tara Gleason




Save the Children in partnership with youth-led organizations, WETEC and UYAFPAH, invite you to a three-part webinar series focusing on Adolescent-Responsive Maternal and Newborn Health Services. The series targets policy makers, implementing organizations, adolescents, donor agencies, ministries of health and advocates. The series will include three sessions:


1.       Why should MNH services be more responsive to the needs of adolescents and their newborns during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period?

·         Date: 19 October 2021 from 13:00-14:30 GMT

·         Click to register


2.       How should we adapt existing MNH services to be more responsive to the needs of adolescents and their newborns?

·         Date: 2 November 2021 at from 13:00-14:30 GMT

·         Click to register

3.       To what extent are adolescents visible in global commitments for MNH and their monitoring and accountability?

·         Date: 16 November 2021 at from 13:00-14:30 GMT         

·         Click to Register







Tara Gleason | Knowledge Management & Communications Senior Specialist, Department of Global Health | Save the Children US (based in London, UK) | email: tgleason@... | skype: tgleason08


Webinar on integrating HIV testing in family planning services, 12 October, 9hEST/15hCEST--English/Portuguese Available

Nandita Thatte

Dear IBP Colleagues,

Please see information below for an important webinar by WHO on Integrating HIV Testing in Family Planning Services. The Session will be in English with interpretation into Portuguese.  Please circulate to your networks.


Register Here:








Nandita Thatte, DrPH

Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

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Upcoming webinar on 13 October: Boosting Immunization Reach through Private Sector Engagement

Mariela Rodriguez

Dear IBP Network,


Please see details below for an upcoming webinar, Boosting Immunization Reach through Private Sector Engagement: Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Now, and Routine Immunization in the Future.


As one of the most cost-effective public health interventions, immunization is critical to stopping the spread of preventable infectious diseases and keeping communities and countries healthy. The private sector can play an important role in immunization service delivery and partner with governments to ensure the efficient and equitable readiness and roll out of vaccines. Join experts from U.S. Agency for International Development’s MOMENTUM suite of awards, USAID India, implementing partners from South Africa and Kenya, the World Health Organization, and other immunization partners for a webinar discussing private sector engagement in immunization service delivery, considerations for COVID-19 vaccine roll out, and the strengthening of routine immunization. Experts will share evidence and good practices for engaging the private sector in COVID-19 vaccination and routine immunization efforts and highlight examples from programs in India and South Africa. 


Webinar: Boosting Immunization Reach through Private Sector Engagement: Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Now, and Routine Immunization in the Future

Date: October 13, 2021

Time: 8:00am-9:30am EDT

Register here


We hope you will join us!





MPHD schedule




In this webinar, experts will provide up-to-date evidence on key considerations for strengthening immunization programs, focusing on private sector engagement (PSE) in service delivery, both for COVID-19 vaccination and for restoring and strengthening routine immunization.


Attendees will hear about past evidence (pre-pandemic) and emerging good practices for engaging the private sector in COVID-19 vaccination and routine immunization efforts, and specific examples of emerging PSE in immunization programs in India and South Africa.


A moderated Q&A session will follow with some of the experts about common challenges and risks associated with engaging the private sector in immunization, leading to a discussion on practical ways to engage the private sector in ongoing immunization efforts.















Our Presenters:

  • Dr. Folake Olayinke, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Pierre Moon, Director, MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery
  • David Clarke, Technical Lead, Health Systems Law and Governance, World Health Organization
  • Dr. Meru Sheel, Senior Research Fellow, The Australian National University
  • Dr. Christopher Morgan, Senior Technical Advisor, MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery/Immunization, Jhpiego
  • Kris Ansin, Strategic Partnerships Lead, MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation & Equity
  • Dr. Ntombi Sigwebela, Vaccination and Business Development Lead, Right to Care–South Africa
  • Dr. Sachin Gupta, Maternal and Child Health Advisor, USAID/India
  • Arvind Kumar Pandian, Senior Advisor Strategic Partnerships, USAID/India
  • Dr. Amit N Thakker, President, Africa Healthcare Federation, Kenya










Our Moderators:

  • Susan Rae Ross, Senior Private Sector Engagement Advisor, USAID
  • Dr. Christopher Morgan, MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery/Immunization, Jhpiego
  • Dr. Gaurav Sharma, Senior Technical Advisor, MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery/Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Jhpiego


*For presenter/moderator bios, click HERE.










Sponsored by:




MPHD sponsors





Mariela Rodriguez

Senior Learning and Communications Advisor

MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery (MPHD)

Population Services International

1120 19th Street NW #600

Washington, DC 20036




IBP Virtual Partners Meeting--Watch the Recording and Download Materials

Nandita Thatte

Dear IBP Colleagues,


Thank you to those that registered and attended the IBP Virtual Partners Meeting on September 23rd to celebrate World Contraception Day. We had over 700 people registered for the event which included 4 concurrent technical sessions, introduction of 11 new Member organizations and a Knowledge Café featuring tools from 13 different partners! Please remember that you can watch all the sessions again and still access the platform using your Login Details that were sent when you registered.  


In addition, we have posted the Opening Remarks and Keynote Address on the IBP Platform and WHO/HRP YouTube Channel. It can be viewed here:


Finally, please take a moment to complete the survey to provide feedback on the meeting and sessions. Complete the Survey Here: Your input will help us improve our content for the next two virtual meetings in 2022 in the lead up to the International Conference on Family Planning.


Please note the dates below!

April 7th—Celebrating World Health Day

July 12th—Celebrating World Population Day

November 14th-17th—International Conference on Family Planning



Best wishes,


Nandita, Ados, Carolin

IBP Secretariat



Nandita Thatte, DrPH

Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

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Nandita Thatte, DrPH

Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

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Updates from FIGO – Join us at the FIGO 2021 World Congress

Ados May


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Dear friends, colleagues and partners,

Welcome to our latest newsletter. 

With just over two weeks to go before the FIGO 2021 World Congress, we are pleased to share with you the most recent information on what to expect during the leading global event in gynaecology and obstetrics.

Find below information about the limited offer to get 20% your registration fees, our ongoing pre-Congress workshops and the scientific programme.

We also invite you to support our fundraising campaign for trainee OBGYNs to participate at the Congress, and offer tips on how to engage with us on social media for Congress. 

Follow the links below to read about two recent campaigns by FIGO, marking World Patient Safety Day and International Safe Abortion Day with the release of key statements for the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women worldwide.

If you're interested in contributing to our newsletter, please get in touch with our Communications and Engagement Team.

Many thanks for reading,




FIGO Congress Updates


Special Offer: get 20% off registration fees!

With Congress fast approaching, our virtual platform is now live. To celebrate, we are offering 20% off registration fees.

Simply use the code
CONGRESS20 at checkout when you register. Hurry, as this special offer ends on
8 October (23:59 UTC+1).





Join the exclusive and interactive
pre-Congress workshops!

The FIGO World Congress is offering pre-Congress workshops, which started on 2 October and will run every weekend until 24 October.

Workshop availability is limited to allow for meaningful discussions on-camera and Q&A periods. You can add the ticket for your selected workshops when you 
register for the Congress.


View the programme for the XXIII FIGO World Congress of Gynecology
and Obstetrics!

The scientific programme for the Congress is available for you to view. The FIGO 2021 programme provides a unique opportunity for delegates from all corners of the globe to attend live sessions in their own time zone on selected days. 



Help us support 100 trainees to attend and speak at the FIGO World Congress

Thanks to the generosity of donors, FIGO is close to raising USD $10,000 for trainee OBGYNs to join the FIGO World Congress as speakers and attendees.

Your help is needed to provide 100 trainees with the invaluable opportunity to take part in this leading global event. The fundraising campaign ends on
10 October – 
donate now!



Join us on social media

As Congress approaches, engage with us on social media! Try our special "I'm Attending" Instragram filter, and post about the FIGO World Congress with the hashtag #FIGO2021

Make sure you follow FIGO on Twitter,
Facebook and Instagram to stay updated!



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World Patient Safety Day – FIGO calls for maternal and newborn health

For World Patient Safety Day on 17 September, FIGO published key statements published to mark this important occasion and ensure a long-term and sustainable commitment to maternal and newborn health worldwide. 



International Safe Abortion Day – FIGO publishes key recommendations

To mark International Safe Abortion Day on 28 September, FIGO released four statements from our Safe Abortion Committee, re-iterating our commitment to sexual and reproductive rights and joining the call for legal and safe abortion for all women and girls.





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Call for poetry: sexual and reproductive rights

Alexane Bremshey

Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters (SRHM) is calling for poems for a special collection to be published on our website. An event will also be held on Human Rights Day (December 10) where selected poets will be invited to talk about gender, sexual and reproductive health and rights through their poetry.

We believe that poetry is an accessible and powerful means of expression. It can serve as a bridge between personal or societal experiences and political activism and advocacy.


  • Poems must speak of gender, sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Submissions are open internationally
  • All poems must have a title
  • All poems must be original, unpublished work
  • All poems must be written in English or be accompanied by an English translation
  • Poems of up to 80 lines in length are preferred
  • Maximum 1 poem per submission, per person

Poems will be reviewed anonymously by an international selection committee of supporters of SRHM. Selected poems will be announced just before Human Rights Day.


  • Submit your poem at info@... by 31 October 2021
  • Send your poem as an attachment (pdf or doc). The title of your document should be the title of your poem (not your name)
  • Include a short biography (up to 150 words) in the body of your email
  • Please indicate if you do not want SRHM to publish your name with your poem 

Call: contribute to the WHO Global Competencies for FP and Comprehensive Abortion Care

Carolin Ekman

This is an urgent call to contribute to finalizing the WHO Global Competencies for Family Planning and Comprehensive Abortion Care at Primary Health Care Level.

For a Delphi study, we are looking for people with expertise in:

·         Family Planning and/or

·         Comprehensive Abortion Care.

We are specifically interested in people with the following profiles:

·         experience in education

·         experience in competencies in SRHR

We welcome SRHR participants from all regions, but especially look for additional participants from the WHO regions of Western Pacific, the Americas and Eastern Mediterranean.  



What are competencies for FP and CAC? 


Competencies are the abilities of a person to integrate knowledge, skills and attitudes in their performance of tasks in a given context. These Competencies are based on work done by WHO over the last 10 years. They specify what a competent person should be able to do in the workplace. They include the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that are needed.

These 60 competencies are divided into 10 domains:

  • 1 domain for attitudes and values.
  • 6 domains shared with other public health professions
  • 3 specific to Family Planning and Comprehensive Abortion Care aspects of sexual and reproductive health and rights.


Each competency lists the knowledge and behaviours that are required. The competencies are useful for designing training and continuing professional development, for specifying what is needed to gain a qualification, for recruitment and for managing staff performance.


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About this Delphi study 

This Delphi study brings together a large panel of experts who reflect the global diversity of contexts in SRHR work in family planning and comprehensive abortion care at primary health care level. The Delphi process helps the panelists to reach a consensus on the Competencies, through 3 successive rounds of responses, analysis, revision, and re- evaluation. We expect it to require about 1 day in total (about 3 hours for round 1; about 2 hours for round 2; about 1 hour for round 3), over 2 months. We already started Round 1 in September and it will last one more week until the 10/10/21.


We would like to draw on your expertise as a panel member with diverse experience, geographical spread and representing diverse points of view.


How to express interest in participating in this Delphi study


Please participate in this Delphi Study, conducted by Cambridge Professional Development Ltd (on behalf of the WHO), by providing  your contact details in:


Or contact  by email at Delphi@... and please provide a brief description of your relevant experience and background, geographical location and an email address to contact you with the Delphi study link. The Delphi process itself will be anonymous.

Call for tools on experience of newborn care

Annie Portela

Dear Colleague,


The Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing (MCA) from the World Health Organization has commissioned a scoping review in order to better understand and standardize the different dimensions of experience and satisfaction with newborn care. A paper will be developed that compiles and summarizes measurement tools and indicators that can help guide research and action for respectful care of newborns.


While efforts have been placed towards improving women and newborns’ experience of care and to ensuring respectful person-centered care during childbirth, there is still no agreement on what constitutes the experience of newborn care. This review will build on the extensive work done to capture women’s experiences during maternity care and will complement it by assessing tools and indicators to measure experience of newborn care, and satisfaction with care during the postnatal period.

If you are aware of any literature, including academic articles, white papers, (project) reports, measurement tools or topic guides, etc., covering issues related to experience of or satisfaction with newborn care, including mistreatment of the newborn, please share the electronic file with us. We are looking for materials that were published after 2010.


For more information on the review and the concepts under study, you can access the full protocol by clicking here.

Please also share this email with your colleagues. Deadline: 20th October 2021

Thank you for your collaboration. We will be happy to share the background paper with you once the scoping review has been completed.


Kind regards,

Nicole Minckas



Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing

World Health Organization


New Survey Deadline! HRH2030 Adolescent Family Planning Provider Competencies

Erin Seiler

*Following on my earlier email, we have now extended the end date of our survey requesting feedback to the Adolescent Family Planning Competencies for another week, to gather additional input.  Please see below for a brief summary, and to participate in the survey, click on the link provided below, by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021.*


Dear fellow Family Planning advocates and practitioners,


I am writing to you on behalf of the USAID-funded HRH2030 Program ( , which has been collaborating with USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) in Washington to build upon World Health Organization (WHO) adolescent competencies and several global efforts, to provide easily accessible and actionable competencies for family planning service providers.  Insufficient awareness of unequal power dynamics, social norms, and unconscious bias with regards to age can result in poor accessibility, acceptability, and lower quality family planning services. However, with increased understanding of adolescent development and reproductive health and rights, providers can offer more responsive services to adolescent clients, providing information and education about puberty, sexual reproductive health and reproductive rights, and access to contraceptive services. Improved provider competence in service delivery for adolescents can result in reduced unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions, voluntary and informed decisions about family planning needs, improved reproductive health outcomes and overall wellbeing.


To ensure that the content of the HRH2030 “Adolescent Family Planning Provider Competencies” document reflects the needs and experiences of adolescents, HRH2030 is seeking to gather anonymous feedback from youth and FP service providers to understand if the competencies we have developed are logical and understandable, what may be any gaps, and gather good examples of applying adolescent competencies.


We are reaching out to family planning and youth organizations like yours to kindly request that you share this document throughout your network, specifically targeting the following individuals in countries supported by USAID in Africa and Asia (excluding India, due to IRB restrictions) to provide feedback:

  • Providers of FP services (all adults, male and female)
  • Youth aged 18 – 24 (male and female).



If you would like to participate in a follow up focus group discussion about these competencies, please provide your consent and information on this link to our sign-in page.  This page can be accessed at the end of the online survey as well. *Note that the Adolescent Family Planning Provider Competencies resource is currently only available in English.


Thank you for your consideration of our request, and for your participation. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.


Erin C. Seiler
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Webinar in French: WHO/IBP Implementation Stories Francophone Africa Tuesday, October 5, 13:00 Dakar/Lomé/Ouagadougou

Ados May



WHO/IBP Implementation Stories: Francophone Africa


Tuesday, October 5

9:00 Washington | 13:00 Dakar/Lomé/Ouagadougou |  15:00 Genève |  16:00 Antananarivo  Click here for your local time zone.


The IBP Network will host a webinar focusing on the Implementation Stories from Benin, Burkina Faso and Madagascar. In an effort to share these experiences widely amongst the FP/RH community, the IBP Network hosted a contest calling for field-based program implementation stories. Join us to learn how documenting these stories can help us understand and learn from real-life experiences implementing High Impact Practices (HIPs) and WHO guidelines and encourage learning and sharing of experiences related to scaling up evidence-based interventions in FP/RH.


Speakers include:


  • Nandita Thatte, WHO/IBP Network
  • Aissatou Thioye, Knowledge SUCCESS
  • Cyprien Ephrem Zinsou, ABMS/PSI - Benin
  • Yacouba Ouedraogo, Jhpiego – Burkina Faso
  • Onisoa Rindra Ralidera, WISH2ACTION Options Madagascar



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Twitter:  @IBP_network and #HIPs4FP




Histoires de mise en œuvre de l'OMS / IBP : Afrique francophone


mardi 5 octobre

9h00 Washington | 13h00 Dakar / Lomé / Ouagadougou | 15h00 Genève | 16:00 Antananarivo

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Le réseau IBP organisera un webinaire concentré sur les histoires de mise en œuvre du Bénin, du Burkina Faso et de Madagascar. Dans un effort pour partager largement ces expériences a la communauté PF / SR, le réseau IBP a organisé un activité appelant à des histoires de mise en œuvre de programmes sur le terrain. Rejoignez-nous pour découvrir comment la documentation de ces histoires peut nous aider à comprendre et à tirer des enseignements des expériences réelles de mise en œuvre des pratiques à haute impact (HIP) et des directives de l'OMS et encourager l'apprentissage et le partage d'expériences liées à l'intensification des interventions fondées sur des preuves en PF / SR.


Les intervenants seront :


Nandita Thatte, Réseau OMS/IBP

Aissatou Thioye, Knowledge SUCCESS

Cyprien Ephrem Zinsou, ABMS/PSI - Bénin

Yacouba Ouedraogo, Jhpiego - Burkina Faso

Onisoa Rindra Ralidera, Options WISH2ACTION - Madagascar


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FW: Join us on October 13 to launch the SMART Advocacy guide

Sarah Whitmarsh

We’d love for you to join us at the October 13th launch of the new and improved SMART Advocacy guide. Apologies for any cross-posting.



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Join us on Wednesday, October 13th as we launch the new and improved SMART Advocacy guide!


Time: 9 am EST / 2 pm WAT / 3 pm CEST / 4 pm EAT / 7 pm BST


For more than a decade, SMART Advocacy has enabled individuals and groups to implement advocacy and fuel progress. With SMART Advocacy, the Advance Family Planning initiative mobilized more than US $100 million for family planning and achieved hundreds of policy changes, both large and small. The updated SMART Advocacy guide incorporates lessons from years of success and allows users to tackle any issue.

Whether you are a seasoned advocate or a beginner, or do not consider yourself an advocate at all, SMART Advocacy will strengthen your work and produce results.

Join changemakers from around the world to hear their SMART Advocacy stories. Learn why more than 250 organizations in 26 countries already use SMART Advocacy for a range of issues. Check out what is new and different and how it can help you achieve your advocacy goals. 


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Rejoignez-nous le mercredi 13 octobre pour le lancement du nouveau guide amélioré sur le plaidoyer SMART!


Heure : 9h Baltimore / 14h Kinshasa / 15h Paris / 16h EAT / 19h BST


Depuis plus de dix ans, SMART Advocacy permet aux individus et aux groupes de mettre en œuvre le plaidoyer et d'alimenter le progrès. Grâce au plaidoyer SMART, l'initiative Advance Family Planning a mobilisé plus de 100 millions $US pour la planification familiale et a obtenu des centaines de changements de politique, petits et grands. Le guide pratique du plaidoyer SMART mis à jour intègre les leçons tirées de ces années de succès et permet aux utilisateurs de s'attaquer à n'importe quel problème.

Que vous soyez un défenseur chevronné, un débutant ou que vous ne vous considériez pas du tout comme défenseur, le plaidoyer SMART renforcera votre travail et produira des résultats.

Rejoignez des acteurs du changement du chaque coin du monde pour entendre leurs histoires du plaidoyer SMART. Découvrez pourquoi plus de 250 organisations dans 26 pays utilisent déjà le plaidoyer SMARTpour toute une série de problèmes. Découvrez ce qui est nouveau et différent et comment cela peut vous aider à atteindre vos objectifs de plaidoyer. 

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Questionnaire on unintended pregnancy for 2022 State of the World Population report #invitation

Jennie Greaney

Dear IBP colleagues
The subject of the 2022 State of World Population report is unintended pregnancy. We know that statistics alone do not capture the full picture and are keen to capture also real-world experiences. We are looking for quotes and voices from people around the world who have experienced circumstances that can contribute to unintended pregnancy (lack of information, lack of privacy, lack of empowerment and agency, etc.). 
To collect these voices and quotes, we have put together an anonymous questionnaire, which we are asking you to kindly share with your trusted colleagues, partners, networks, advocacy groups, activists, etc.
Please note these questions are highly sensitive. We urge friends and partners to share the questionnaire only with individuals able to give informed consent and able to respond in an environment that allows for total confidentiality. If individuals require assistance responding to the questionnaire, please ensure support is provided in a manner that respects their privacy and safety. 
Links to the surveys here in EnglishSpanishFrenchArabic and Russian. We are hoping to have all responses in by 29 October 2021.
Many thanks for your support and looking forward to sharing the report in 2022 with all our IBP partners!


New Resource: DISC Self-Inject Insights Synthesis from Evidence-Based Design

Claire Cole

Dear IBP Community,


We are pleased to share a new resource from the Delivering Innovations in Self Care (DISC) project. The resource “Highlights: Insights Synthesis—Insights Gained Through Evidence-Based Design”:


·         Provides an overview of key findings from the DISC project’s work to understand the self-inject landscape in Nigeria and Uganda, in order to inform DISC SBC interventions.

·         Adopts a user-journey approach to distill factors influencing women’s movement from awareness of self-inject to intent, use, continuation, and advocacy.

·         Focuses on women’s experiences and needs, as well as those of the public and private sector actors on whom they rely.

·         Works to highlight design and implementation opportunities, as well as potential areas for pause and/or further investigation.


We hope this resource will prove useful to our formidable community of peers working to advance self-care as a cornerstone of SRH care.


With warm wishes,

Claire Cole


p.s. For a quick overview of findings, check out this recent blog as well!

Claire B. Cole | she/her

Evidence & Learning Lead | DISC Project
Sr. SRH Technical Advisor- Implementation Science & Learning

Sexual and Reproductive Health Department ​ | PSI

+1917.523.6523 | |



Join Webinar Wednesday, Oct. 6 on TCI's Tool to Assess Scale and Sustainability

Kim Martin


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Webinar: A Proven Tool for Assessing Progress Towards Self-Reliance and Sustainability

RAISE assessment in Kenya

Join The Challenge Initiative (TCI) on 6 October, 2021, at 7am EDT to learn more about its Reflection and Action to Improve Self-reliance and Effectiveness (RAISE) tool. RAISE is being used by TCI-supported local governments across 11 countries to assess the quality and sustainability of their family planning and adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) interventions.

Wednesday, 6 October, 2021

7am EDT | 11am Dakar | 12pm Abuja | 2pm Nairobi | 4:30pm Delhi

To date, TCI has engaged 111 local governments with its ‘business unusual’ platform for rapidly scaling high-impact family planning and AYSRH interventions. This webinar will be kicked off by officials from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Bayer AG, TCI’s primary donors. Special guest Larry Cooley, a global expert on scale and sustainability who has reviewed the RAISE tool, will then deliver opening remarks, followed by local government stakeholders who will share their experience using RAISE. Hear how they use RAISE to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of their activities and implementation strength so they can make necessary course corrections. Learn more about the challenges, successes and impact the RAISE tool has had in the field.

Opening remarks from special guest and scale expert Larry Cooley

Founder and President Emeritus of Management Systems International, Larry Cooley has more than 40 years' experience in the fields of strategic management, public sector reform and international development. Currently serving as Board Chair of the Society for International Development and of World Learning, he is the author or co-author of widely used methodologies for managing policy change, scaling innovation, entrepreneurship development and results-based management. Mr. Cooley has served as project director or principal investigator for numerous high-visibility domestic and international public management initiatives and as a facilitator for three Cabinet-level working groups in the United States.


Dr. Narendra Kumar Jain

Dr. Jain has been the Additional Chief Medical Officer in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. for the last four years. He is an anesthesiologist and master trainer of mini-lap ligation. He is also District Nodal Officer for Family Planning, RCH, Training and National Health Mission. Dr. Jain has over 20 years of working experience across wide spectrum of public health system.

Madam Dorcas Talatu Abu

Madam Abu is the State Family Planning Coordinator for Niger State’s Primary Health Care Development Agency. She supports reproductive health services, including family planning, integrated maternal and childhood illnesses management, maternal & child health, and adolescent health. Dorcas has provided support for service delivery for over 15 years, building the capacity of over 1,000 health workers to provide FP services.

Jules Coly

Mr. Jules Coly currently serves as the Inspector of Municipal Services in the municipality of Ziguinchor, Senegal, as well as TCI’s focal person there. Prior to that, he was the Director of Internal Control and Audit. He has a degree in Professional University Studies in Economic Management from the University of Dakar Bourguiba in Dakar. As an individual consultant and trainer, he has worked for several NGO structures, projects and local authority.

Florence Solomon

Florence Solomon a registered nurse and midwife working at the Arusha City Council in Tanzania as the Family Planning Coordinator. She coordinates family planning activities in 115 health facilities. In that role, she ensures family planning commodity security checks and provider trainings are done in a timely manner. Florence is one of TCI’s family planning champions in the District.

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