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WHO/IBP Implementation Stories: Africa, Wednesday, June 2, 9:00 Washington | 14:00 Abuja | 15:00 Geneva | 16:00 Nairobi

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WHO/IBP Implementation Stories: Africa

 

Wednesday, June 2

9:00 Washington | 14:00 Abuja | 15:00 Geneva | 16:00 Nairobi | Click here for your local time zone.

 

The IBP Network will host a webinar focusing on the Implementation Stories from Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. 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:

 

  • Carolin Ekman, WHO/IBP Network
  • Alex Omari, Knowledge SUCCESS
  • Olufunke Fasawe, Clinton Health Access Initiative - Nigeria
  • Paula Tavrow, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health - Kenya
  • Anna Temba, EngenderHealth - Tanzania
  • Irene Mirembe, IntraHealth - Uganda
  • Taurai Bhatasara, Ministry of Health and Child care - Zimbabwe

 

 

Register now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2474246823928322060

 

 

 

For more information, please visit: https://ibpnetwork.org/page/implementation-stories

 

Twitter:  @IBP_network and #HIPs4FP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Join us May 19! Webinar on The Catalytic Opportunity Fund for DMPA-SC Scale-up

Beth Balderston
 

 


From: DMPA-SC Access Collaborative Learning and Action Network DMPA-SC-LAN@...
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Subject: Webinar 19 May: The Catalytic Opportunity Fund for DMPA-SC Scale-Up

 

 

DMPA-SC Access Collaborative Learning and Action Network

The Catalytic Opportunity Fund for Scale-Up of DMPA-SC: Learning from high-impact, short-term funding opportunities

Over the past two years, a number of implementing partners have leveraged the Catalytic Opportunity Fund (COF) to support the scale-up of DMPA-SC in focal countries.

The COF is a rapid funding mechanism administered by CHAI and managed by the DMPA-SC Operations Group, a group that responds to operational and service delivery issues in DMPA-SC and self-injection introduction and scale-up. The fund aims to support short-term DMPA-SC scale-up activities that unlock or generate additional resources. COF grantees carry out a diverse range of activities with short-term, small grants that make significant contributions to the national introduction and scale-up of DMPA-SC in their countries.

Join the PATH-JSI DMPA-SC Access Collaborative’s Learning and Action Network (LAN) for a knowledge-sharing webinar to learn from successful DMPA-SC Scale-up COF grantees, representing the Society for Family Health, Pathfinder International, Marie Stopes and Jhpiego, about its impact on their work and key lessons learned. This virtual discussion will encourage all stakeholders—program implementers, researchers, government officials, health providers, and members of civil society—to consider applicable strategies and mechanisms for efficient, sustainable, and scalable product introduction.

Date: Wednesday 19 May 2021

Time: 9:00 EST/13:00 GMT/15:00 CAT

For more information about the DMPA-SC Access Collaborative LAN, please email dmpa-sc-lan@....

For more information about the COF, please email cof@....

Register at https://tinyurl.com/19May2021

 

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(English, French and Spanish) Lanzamiento del consenso estratégico interagencial para la reducción de la morbi-mortalidad materna para 2020-2030

Ados May
 

 

 

Le Groupe de travail régional pour la réduction de la mortalité maternelle (GTR) vous invite au webinaire de lancement du Consensus stratégique interagences pour la réduction de la mortalité maternelle: orientations stratégiques pour la décennie 2020-2030

El Grupo de Trabajo Regional para la Reducción de la Mortalidad Materna tiene el agrado de invitarle al lanzamiento del consenso estratégico interagencial para la reducción de la morbi-mortalidad materna para 2020-2030

The Regional Task Force for the Reduction of Maternal Mortality invites you to the launch of the Interagency Strategic Consensus for the Reduction of Maternal Mortality and Morbidity: Strategic Directions for the Decade 2020-2030

 

 

El Grupo de Trabajo Regional para la Reducción de la Mortalidad Materna tiene el agrado de invitarle al lanzamiento del consenso estratégico interagencial para la reducción de la morbi-mortalidad materna para 2020-2030

Cuándo: miércoles, 26 de mayo de 2021

Hora: 9 Panamá y México; 10 EEUU; 11 Brasil

Idiomas: Español, Inglés, Francés

Enlace de registro: https://unfpa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OZn4U15HTeW5mYV_Nnzumg

 

El Grupo de Trabajo Regional para la Reducción de la Mortalidad Materna (GTR) invita al seminario web de lanzamiento del Consenso Estratégico Interagencial para la Reducción de la Morbi-mortalidad Materna: orientaciones estratégicas para el decenio 2020-2030, un documento que hace un llamado a los gobiernos y socios estratégicos para dar prioridad a la reducción de la mortalidad materna prevenible en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) a partir de la asignación de recursos y de la adopción de estrategias innovadoras, costo-efectivas y basadas en la última evidencia disponible.

A pesar de los progresos realizados en la última década, la región vio un estancamiento en la reducción de la mortalidad materna. Más aún, la pandemia por la COVID-19, puede llevar a un retroceso importante si no se toman medidas urgentes. La Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) ha efectuado estimaciones que permiten imaginar tres escenarios de mortalidad materna en el marco de la pandemia por la COVID-19, uno de mínima, en el que las cifras regionales de la Razón de la Mortalidad Materna (RMM) retrocederían unos 5 años, uno de media, en el que podría llegar hasta los 13 años, y uno de máxima, que podría replegarse hasta 20 años.

 

¿Qué es el Consenso?

El consenso estratégico interagencial recomienda una serie de medidas prioritarias para acelerar la reducción de las muertes maternas y que permitirán la creación de condiciones de mayor equidad en el acceso y cobertura universal de la salud sexual y reproductiva de calidad para las mujeres, niñas, niños y adolescentes de la región.

 

¿Cuál es el resultado esperado del seminario web?

 

Se espera que la reunión contribuya a alertar acerca de la necesidad de reinvertir y retomar la prioridad en la salud materna y a presentar un análisis actualizado de la situación de la mortalidad materna en la región y de las diferentes intervenciones, basadas en la mejor evidencia disponible, para mejorar la salud materna.

 

En el seminario web participarán representantes de agencias de las Naciones Unidas, de gobiernos y de la sociedad civil para presentar el panorama regional sobre mortalidad materna, las prioridades del Consenso Estratégico y ejemplos de cómo se han aterrizado dichas prioridades a nivel nacional, seguido de una sesión de preguntas y respuestas.

 

¿Qué es el GTR?

Es un mecanismo interagencial formado por agencias técnicas de las Naciones Unidas, organismos bilaterales y multilaterales de cooperación, organizaciones no gubernamentales y redes profesionales de la región creado en 1998 cuyo cometido es la promoción del trabajo colaborativo y las sinergias regionales para para implementar políticas y programas de reducción de la morbi-mortalidad materna en ALC). Sus miembros incluyen la Oficina Regional del Fondo de Población de las Naciones Unidas para América Latina y el Caribe, el Centro Latinoamericano de Perinatología, Salud de la Mujer y Reproductiva de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de la Salud, Management Sciences for Health, Jhpiego/Momentum Country and Global Leadership, el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia, la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional, el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, el Banco Mundial, la ICM, la Federación Latinoamericana de Sociedades de Obstetricia y Ginecología, Federación Internacional de Planificación de la Familia Región del Hemisferio Occidental e Iniciativa para la Aplicación de Mejores Prácticas (IBP).

 

Página web del GTR: página web del GTR: https://lac.unfpa.org/gtr

English

The Regional Task Force for the Reduction of Maternal Mortality invites you to the launch of the Interagency Strategic Consensus for the Reduction of Maternal Mortality and Morbidity: Strategic Directions for the Decade 2020-2030, a document that calls on governments and strategic partners to prioritize the reduction of preventable maternal mortality in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) through the allocation of resources and the adoption of innovative, cost-effective strategies based on the latest available evidence.


When: Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Time: 9:00am (Panama and Mexico) | 10:00am (USA) | 11:00am (Brazil)

Languages: Spanish, English, and French

 

Registration link: https://unfpa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OZn4U15HTeW5mYV_Nnzumg


Despite the progress made in the last decade, the region has seen a stagnation in the reduction of maternal mortality. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to a significant setback if urgent actions are not taken. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has made estimates that allow us to imagine three maternal mortality scenarios in the framework of the COVID-19 pandemic: a minimum one, in which the regional Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) figures would go back about 5 years, a medium one, in which it could reach 13 years, and a maximum one, which could be retracted up to 20 years.

What is the Consensus?

The interagency strategic consensus recommends a series of priority measures to accelerate the reduction of maternal deaths and that will allow the creation of conditions of greater equity in access and universal coverage of quality sexual and reproductive health for women, girls, boys and girls. adolescents in the region.

What is the expected outcome of the webinar?

The meeting is expected to contribute to raising awareness of the need to reinvest and reprioritize maternal health and to present an updated analysis of the maternal mortality situation in the region and the different interventions, based on the best available evidence, to improve maternal health. Representatives from United Nations agencies, governments and civil society will participate in the webinar to present the regional overview on maternal mortality, the priorities of the Strategic Consensus and examples of how these priorities have been implemented at a national level, followed by a questions and answers session.

What is the GTR?

It is an interagency mechanism formed by technical agencies of the United Nations, bilateral and multilateral cooperation organizations, non-governmental organizations and professional networks of the region created in 1998 whose mission is to promote collaborative work and regional synergies to implement policies and programs to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality in LAC. Its members include the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Population Fund, the Latin American Center of Perinatology, Women and Reproductive Health of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, Management Sciences for Health, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership/Jhpiego, United Nations Children's Fund, United States Agency for International Development, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the International Confederation of Midwives, the Latin American Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology Societies, International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region, and the Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Initiative.


https://lac.unfpa.org/gtr

 

 

 


Welcome New IBP Member Organizations

Nandita Thatte
 

Dear IBP Colleagues,

 

Please join me in welcoming 6 new organizations to the IBP Network. We are thrilled to have these new member organizations with us representing a range of disciplines from research and academia, to behavioral science, and civil society. Please see a short description about each organization and contact information below.

 

We look forward to working together as part of the WHO/IBP Network!

 

With best wishes,

Nandita

 

 

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Howard Delafield International

HDI works with an integrated approach to generate social impact grounded in behavioral science and catalyzed by creative solutions through tools such as emerging technology, applications of marketing, communications, media, events, and sustained by strategic public-private sector partnerships and coalitions. Areas of focus include infectious diseases, vaccines, women and children’s health and empowerment, gender equality, water, sanitation, and hygiene, environmental conservation, democracy, human rights and governance, and human trafficking. Howard Delafield International collaborates across sectors to combine theories from the behavioral and social sciences with principles and best practices from game-based learning, human-centered design, social marketing, and entrepreneurship to help organizations generate new ways to take on pressing health and environmental issues, both globally and locally. HDI is currently implementing a USAID funded project Game of Choice, Not Chance™ is a brand for mobile games using play to empower the choices and voices of young people. The first game is being co-designed with girls in India to provide an entertaining and safe space where they may explore, discover, and learn through interactive role-play in a virtual world. Within the game, girls can experience the power of their decisions, get connected to vital information and real-world resources, and become better equipped to shape their futures with confidence. Game of Choice, Not Chance is a response to USAID’s interest in Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Approaches to Fertility Awareness and Adolescent Reproductive Health. Howard Delafield International is implementing the youth-centered initiative implemented through a consortium that includes India-based partners, Indusgeeks, Vihara Innovation Network, and Girl Effect, and U.S-based Cycle Technologies, and NAM ER Technology. 

Points of Contact:  Kavita Ayyagari, kavita@... and Cynthia Hannah, cynthia@...

 

 

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ideas42

ideas42 is a leading non-profit behavioral design lab that leverages rigorous research from the fields of behavioral economics, cognitive science, and psychology to address a range of social problems and improve millions of lives. We use the behavioral sciences to help us understand the nuances of human behavior and why people make the decisions they do. Our deep expertise across a range of domains has showed us that context matters, that asking the right questions is critical, and that simple solutions are often available, but frequently overlooked or dismissed. We work to identify the subtle but important contextual details that can have a disproportionate impact on outcomes. ideas42 has developed a rigorous methodology to identify behavioral barriers that inhibit people from acting in accordance with their own broader preferences, and to design tailored solutions to overcome those barriers. We also educate thought leaders, policy-makers and practitioners about behavioral science, and how it can help to solve social problems. We run bespoke education programs to provide an introduction to the design of behaviorally informed policies, programs and products, and work extensively with partners to develop in-house behavioral capacity through our Behavioral Design Teams. Our work spans more than 45 countries and encompasses global and domestic health, economic mobility, international development, education, consumer finance, criminal justice, and energy efficiency, which enables us to draw insights from a wide range of sectors. Within our global health portfolio, we have partnered with a wide range of governments, foundations, and non-profit organizations in the areas of family planning, and maternal and child health, nutrition, HIV, and malaria. We bring expertise in applied behavioral science, innovative approaches to co-design and capacity building, and a management approach to support diffusion of innovation at scale.

Point of Contact: Rahin Khandker, Vice President, rkhandker@...

 


Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia 

UPCH is a private nonprofit university located in Lima, Peru. It was named in honor of Cayetano Heredia, one of the eminent Peruvian physicians of the 19th century. The university is overseen by a board of trustees (patronato) and is not owned by any private or state entity. It is considered one of the top medical schools in Peru, along the Faculty of Medicine "San Fernando" of National University of San Marcos, and is currently one of the major producers and publishers of scientific research in the country.

Point of Contact:  Carlos Cáceres, carlos.caceres@...

 

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MIT World Peace University, Faculty of Sustainability Studies, Pune India

Background: Understanding that the ecosystem we find ourselves in is the most complex and important organism on the planet which must be maintained, MIT–WPU has established its Faculty of Sustainability Studies. MIT–WPU has already pledged itself to upholding the sustainability goals as laid down by the UN. The Faculty of Sustainability Studies is a realization of that commitment by being an interdisciplinary- higher education response to the global commitment to sustainable development and envisages to promote “a world of universal respect for human rights and human dignity, the rule of law, justice, equality and non-discrimination”. The Faculty of Sustainability Studies has created an undergraduate program, five postgraduate programs, and a Ph.D. Program. The faculty is building partnerships with the government, NGO’s and voluntary agencies to offer this program. The faculty’s teaching, training, and social engagement will be focusing on social innovation and creating values to promote sustainable and inclusive development.

Point of Contact: Dr Joe Thomas, Associate Dean, Joe.thomas@...

 

 

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University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda

UGHE brings a new approach to recruiting and training health professionals. An initiative of Partners In Health and led by internationally recognized faculty and staff from around the world, UGHE is an independent university that builds on PIH’s three decades of experience in delivering health services to some of the world’s poorest communities. Our unique focus on practical experience outside the classroom ensures that students understand the complexity of delivering care in all settings. We prepare our students to serve in any environment with humility and compassion. By infusing the best new ideas in higher education and partnering with top universities and faculty from all over the world, UGHE students become changemakers. Our graduates will serve as government officials developing innovative policies to expand life-saving programs. They will be clinicians who diagnose and treat physical and social factors making their patients sick. They will lead programs and NGOs to improve health and save lives. Our vision is a world where every individual—no matter who they are or where they live— can lead a healthy and productive life.

Point of Contact: Tsion Yohannes, ytsion@...

 

 

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Development Research and Projects Center, Nigeria

dRPC is a registered intermediary non-profit origination established with a mission of strengthening the capacity (organization and technical capacity) of civil society organizations to design and implement transformative and sustainable development interventions which engage government and address felt needs of the vulnerable and excluded such as women and girls. Our vision is for an ethical, inclusive and sustainable model of development engaging beneficiaries, civil society organizations as catalytic agents of change and government agencies for scale up, sustainability and ensuring public interest and public good.

Point of Conatct: Stanley Udika Ukpai, Partnerships Director, stanleyukpai@...

 

 

 

 

Nandita Thatte, DrPH

Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

Email: thatten@...

www.ibpnetwork.org

 

 


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Nandita Thatte, DrPH

Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

Email: thatten@...

www.ibpnetwork.org

 

 


WHO & HIFA: Maintaining essential health services during the pandemic: Deep dive, 10 May-25 June 2021

Neil Pakenham-Walsh
 

Dear colleagues at IBP,
 
HIFA invites you to join our forum in readiness for a major thematic discussion in collaboration with WHO, starting 10 May.
 
We shall be exploring in depth on how to maintain essential health services during the pandemic: reproductive health, child health, mental health, non-communicable diseases, surgery, emergency care, care for those who are vulnerable. These explorations will unfold on the HIFA discussion forums (English, French, Portuguese, Spanish) week by week over 6 weeks, guided by an expert working group of representatives of WHO and other organisations.
 
Throughout the discussion we are keen to hear from IBP members about maintaining essential reproductive health services. Has COVID-19 disrupted the provision of services in your country or facility? What has been the impact of such disruptions on service delivery and health outcomes? What approaches have helped (or might help) to address these issues? 
 
Our reference document is the official WHO guidance (2020): Maintaining essential health services: operational guidance for the COVID-19 context interim guidance (June 2020). https://www.who.int/publications-detail-redirect/WHO-2019-nCoV-essential-health-services-2020.1
 
If you are not already a HIFA member, please join today in readiness for the discussions!
www.hifa.org/joinhifa
 
See more here: https://www.hifa.org/news/who-hifa-maintaining-essential-health-services-during-pandemic-deep-dive-10-may-25-june-2021
 
With thanks,
Neil
 
Dr Neil Pakenham-Walsh MB,BS
Coordinator, Healthcare Information For All
Corner House, Market St, Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3PN, UK
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W: www.hifa.org Twitter: @HIFA_org   Facebook: HIFAdotORG    
 
HIFA works with the World Health Organization and others to improve the availability and use of reliable healthcare information and protect people from misinformation
20,000 members, 400 supporting organisations, 180 countries, 12 projects, 6 forums, 4 languages 
 


Announcing HOT4FP tool from HRH2030 - Please see resources at the bottom of the page

Ados May
 

HRH2030 Highlights: May 2021

 

 

Director's Digest

 

Nearly six years have gone by since we launched the HRH2030 program—can you believe it? In this month’s Director’s Digest, Wanda Jaskiewicz announces the second in our series of legacy events and shares some of our ongoing work in supporting human resources for health around the world. Learn more.

 

Wanda Jaskiewicz

 

 

News & Stories

 

Upcoming Event: Six Years in 60 Minutes: Learning from the HRH2030 Program 
On Tuesday, May 18, we’re hosting the second live event in our HRH2030 End-of-Program Legacy series. It is going to be fun, fast-paced, and filled with guests from around the world, sharing programmatic achievements from six years of helping countries to build, manage, and optimize the health workforce for improved health outcomes. We’ll also be joined by Francis Omaswa of ACHEST, Tana Wuliji of the WHO, and Diana Frymus of USAID for a moderated discussion. You won’t want to miss this, so register here.  

 

 

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International Day of the Midwife: Integrating Midwifery Data to Strengthen Indonesia’s HRIS
The International Day of the Midwife is being celebrated today, under the theme, “Follow the Data: Invest in Midwives.” Following the data first requires having the data – meaning accurate, robust information on how many midwives are within a country, where they are deployed, what they need to maintain their licensing status, and more. Our work with the Indonesian Ministry of Health (MOH) recently marked a milestone, when the MOH signed an agreement with Indonesia’s Midwifery Association to share data and work together to better manage and optimize midwives’ contributions to the health workforce. Learn more.

 

 

Integrating the Health and Social Service Sectors to Achieve Health for All
Did you miss our World Social Work Day event in March – the one that kicked off our HRH2030 End-of-Program Legacy series? The one that had representatives from the Global Social Workforce Alliance, the World Health Alliance, the Colombian Family Welfare Institute, and three USAID implementing partners? If so, we’ve got you covered. We’ve summarized the important takeaways about how a more integrated social service and health sectors could accelerate progress to health for all in this blog.

 

 

Responding to Togo's Malaria Challenges  
Malaria remains a leading cause of illness and death in many countries, and through our Capacity Building for Malaria activity, HRH2030 continues to support National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs) to make progress toward their malaria control and elimination goals. Last month, in advance of World Malaria Day on April 26, we checked in with Dr. Tinah Atcha-Oubou, coordination director for Togo’s NMCP, for an update on progress made in Togo over the past three years. Read our Three Questions with Dr. Atcha-Oubou.  

 

 

Looking Back at World Health Worker Week
Throughout April, we partnered with the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, Chemonics, IntraHealth International, and Women in Global Health on a video testimonial social media campaign celebrating World Health Worker Week—and turning it into a month-long campaign. From the theme, “Listen to Health Workers,” we heard directly from nearly two dozen health workers—nurses, community health workers, midwives, a physician, a data clerk, pharmacists, and three social workers—about what they need to be safer, healthier, and better prepared to do their jobs. Watch and listen to health workers!

 

 

 Resources

 

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HRH Optimization Tool for Family Planning
We are pleased to announce the second tool in our “Human Resources for Health Optimization Tool” suite – HOT for Family Planning, or HOT4FP for short. With USAID’s support, we have developed this new tool to increase health workforce efficiency in providing client-centered family planning services by identifying and addressing HRH bottlenecks at frontline health facilities. Learn about this newly launched tool.

 

 

About HRH2030

Since 2015, we have worked in 29 countries. USAID's HRH2030 program strives to build the accessible, available, acceptable, and high-quality health workforce needed to improve health outcomes. Learn more.

 

 

 

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Register Now! Evaluating the Favorability of National Family Planning Policy Environments Using the Youth Family Planning Policy Scorecard

Christine Power
 

Dear IBP colleagues,

PRB is pleased to share that the April 2021 update to the Youth Family Planning Policy Scorecard is now live! The Scorecard allows users to assess the extent to which a country's current policy environment enables and supports youth access to and use of family planning. The digital platform allows users to curate their own country-specific scorecard(s) from the list of 28 countries and includes analyses for six new countries: Bangladesh, India, Malawi, Nepal, the Philippines, and Zambia. We’re excited to offer this updated resource in both English and French.

Join us at our upcoming launch event (in English, with live French translation) where panelists will provide an overview of the Scorecard, provide insight into the methodology, summarize the most recent results, and leave time for Q&A.
 
Evaluating the Favorability of National Family Planning Policy Environments: PRB’s April 2021 Update to the Youth Family Planning Policy Scorecard
Tuesday, May 11 from 9:00 am-10:00 a.m. (EST)

Register for the Scorecard launch event here. 


Please feel free to contact the Scorecard team for more information or if you would like to share new policy documents for the next update.

Best,
Christine Power

 


FW: WHO Publication: Values and preferences of contraceptive methods: A mixes methods study among sex workers from diverse settings

Nandita Thatte
 

Dear IBP Colleagues,

 

Please see the new publication below (and attached) from WHO Colleagues on Values and Preferences of Contraceptive Methods. This research was conducted to inform a Guideline Development Group’s deliberations in July 2019 when new data addressing contraceptive safety for women at high risk of HIV infection was discussed.

 


On behalf of my colleagues in the Department of HIV, Hepatitis and STIs, we are pleased to share our recently published study, ‘Values and preferences of contraceptive methods: A mixes methods study among sex workers from diverse settings’ with you.  The article appears in the Volume 29, Issue 1 of the journal Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters.  It can be accessed via tandfonline.com through the following link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/26410397.2021.1913787

 

For convenience, we attach the PDF file of the publication.  Please do share this information widely through your networks and among colleagues.  The research was conducted to inform a Guideline Development Group’s deliberations in July 2019 when new data addressing contraceptive safety for women at high risk of HIV infection was discussed.

 

With kind regards,

Mary Lyn, Virginia and Rachel

 

Mary Lyn Gaffield, PhD

Scientist

Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research

WHO Country Office, Belarus (50% secondment through BOOST Initiative)

Email: gaffieldm@...  Office: +41.22.791.1806  Mobile: +41.79.517.2177 Web: www.who.int, www.euro.who.int http://www.euro.who.int/Belarus

 

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Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

Email: thatten@...

www.ibpnetwork.org

 

 


Two HIP Products Available for Public Comment

Ados May
 

 

There are two High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIP) products that are now open for public comment: a new HIP brief on Social Norms and a Strategic Planning Guide on Equity. Please see the links to the documents below:

Social Norms: Promoting collective support for family planning

 

Creating equitable access to family planning information and services

Note: the page is password-protected, and the password is: hips4fp

The comment form can be found by scrolling down to the bottom of the page.

We welcome your input. Please also feel free to share with your colleagues. Comments are due Friday, May 14 at 5:00pm EDT.

 


GFF CSOs Newsletter, April 2021

Ramatoulaye Diallo
 


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Webinar on May 5th: International Day of the Midwife

Ados May
 

 

 

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Research dissemination webinar: Valuing women's leadership to improve maternal and child health in West Africa: the case of Bajenu Gox in Senegal.

Ermel Johnson <jermel@...>
 

Save the date: 4 May 2021, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

 

Research dissemination webinar on: Valuing women's leadership to improve maternal and child health in West Africa: the case of Bajenu Gox in Senegal

 

 

Webinar description:

 

Decision-making at the family level in a context of socio-cultural constraints is a limiting factor and requires more attention in community-based interventions.

 

In many West African cultures, women are the custodians of customs and ensure its implementation even if they do not always participate in decision-making. This position and the powers vested in women vary between cultures. In Senegalese culture, the Bajenu Gox, who is the ‘godmother of the neighbourhood’, plays this role.

 

By Ministerial Order No. 7507 MSP DS-DSR dated 24 August 2010, President Abdoulaye WADE set up a national programme to promote the Bajenu Gox as a social mediator in the communities.

 

As part of the Canadian initiative Innovation for Maternal and Child Health in Africa (ISMEA), IPDSR/UCAD in collaboration with the NGO AcDev conducted implementation research from 2015 to 2020 on the role of the Bajenu Gox in improving the health of mothers and children and on models for their sustainability and motivation.

At the end of the project's implementation, the edifying results allow us to describe the profile of the Bajenu Gox, its contribution to the health system in Senegal and the strategies for the sustainability of the associations and the care of the Bajenu Gox.

 

Thus, the webinar aims to share Senegal's experience in developing female leadership that can enable community health actors in other countries to identify community actors with roles and powers similar to those of the Bajenu Gox and build community interventions.

 

NB: English and Portuguese Interpretation will be provided.

 

Register here: https://wahooas.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zgURqtCJSDeN44JDaTO5hw

 

 


SRH Research Prioritization in World Health Organization Africa Region

Ados May
 

Dear colleagues

Hope you are staying well and keeping safe. This mail is to share the results of collaborative work on research prioritization with World Health Organization Africa Region to identifying relevant areas in comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights. These priorities can help in making choices that benefit women, adolescents, children and the wider society. It is expected that these SRH priorities will guide the region’s SRH work for the next three to five years.

 

World Health Organization Africa Region also took the lead in publishing these articles:

 

Thought it will be of interest to you. Feel free to share it among your networks.

Best regards

Moazzam

 

Moazzam Ali MBBS, PhD, MPH | Epidemiologist. Medical Officer | World Health Organization. Avenue Appia 20, Geneva 27, CH-1211 Switzerland | Tel: +41 (22) 791.3442  |  Mobile +41 (79) 477 0431 |  E-mail: alimoa@...  | Moazzam’s ORCID | Moazzam’s PubMed |

 

 

 

 


Are you a policy-maker or programme managers interested in supporting the development of an implementation guide for home-based records?

Annie Portela
 

 

The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are collaborating to strengthen implementation of home-based records.  An implementation guide to support countries in reviewing their home-based records is under development; Fuse ForeSight will  be supporting the development process.

 

As part of this effort, we are seeking policy-makers and programme managers of MNCH, nutrition or vaccine programmes who would like to contribute to the development of simple decision-making tools that would allow country actors to assess the current content of their home-based record as well as operational support by reflecting on some simple questions such as:

  • why have we included this information in the home-based record?
  • who uses this information (women, parent or carer; health provider; health programme data)?
  • what is the cost of including the information in the home-based record?
  • how is the design of a home-based record coordinated at country level?

 

Your input will involve providing feedback during short zoom calls that we are planning over the next 6 months.

 

If you are interested in participating, or if you have any questions, please contact Rich Radka (rich@...).

 

Many thanks in advance for your contribution.

 


Webinaire: l'échange d'apprentissage Sud-Sud du projet FP Accelerator de l'OMS

Carolin Ekman
 

Chers collègues,

 

L'approche de l'échange d'apprentissage Sud-Sud (SSLE) vise à faciliter l'apprentissage "de pair à pair" entre les pays. Dans le cadre du projet FP Accelerator de l'OMS, six pays se sont engagés dans ce processus, afin d'apprendre les uns des autres sur la mise en œuvre et l'élargissement des pratiques fondées sur des données probantes en matière de planification familiale et de contraception.

Dans ce deuxième webinaire de la série de webinaires sur le projet FP Accelerator de l'OMS, des représentants des ministères de la santé, des bureaux régionaux et nationaux de l'OMS et des partenaires de mise en œuvre partageront les enseignements tirés et les difficultés rencontrées lors de la réalisation de SSLE.

 

Pour plus de détails sur le webinaire du 26 avril 2021 qui aura lieu de 11h00 à 12h 30, regroupera le Nigeria, l’Ouganda, le Népal, le Sri Lanka, la Guinée et la Côte d’Ivoire , veuillez suivre le processus ci-dessous.




 

Avant le webinaire, veuillez gentiment :

1.     Vous inscrire à l'avance à cette réunion Zoom : https://who.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Xr7Wr06sTs-b-lHHWIr6tA

2.     Trouver l'agenda du webinaire ci-joint pour votre référence

                                                                    S'inscrire à l'avance

Après votre inscription, vous recevrez un e-mail de confirmation contenant les informations nécessaires pour participer à la réunion Zoom.

En cas de problème d'inscription, veuillez envoyer un courriel à Therese Curtin (curtinth@...), Isotta Triulzi (isottatriulzi@...) ou Komal P. Allagh (komal.allagh@...).

 

Nous nous réjouissons de vous rencontrer prochainement lors du webinaire !


South-to-South Learning Exchange to improve access to FP services - WHO FP Accelerator webinar 26 Apr!

Carolin Ekman
 

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to join us in a webinar this upcoming Monday 26 April, organised by the WHO Family Planning Accelerator Project and the IBP Network. 

  

South-South Learning Exchange (SSLE) to improve access to Family Planning services

26 April 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CET



The South-South Learning Exchange (SSLE) approach aims to facilitate “peer-to-peer” learning between countries. Under the WHO FP Accelerator Project, six countries have embarked on this process, to learn from each other about implementation and scale-up of evidence-based practices in Family Planning and contraception.

In this second webinar of the WHO FP Accelerator Project Webinar Series, representatives from MoHs, WHO regional and country offices, and implementing partners will share learnings and challenges while conducting SSLE.


For more details on the webinar, please see the attached flyer and agenda. 


Prior to the webinar please kindly:

1.     Register in advance for this Zoom meeting: https://who.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Xr7Wr06sTs-b-lHHWIr6tA

2.     Find the attached webinar agenda for your reference

 

Register in advance 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting. 
In case of any issues registering, please email: Therese Curtin (curtinth@...), Isotta Triulzi (isottatriulzi@...) or Komal P. Allagh (komal.allagh@...). 


We look forward to e-meeting you at the webinar soon!

 

Kind regards, 

Rita Kabra, Project Manager of the WHO FP Accelerator Project, SRH Department, WHO-HQ 


USAID Social & Behavior Change Research APS

Anita Dam
 

Dear IBP Colleagues,

We would like to let you know about a new USAID funding opportunity. Please see the Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Research Annual Program Statement (APS) with Round 1 (Opportunity #: 7200AA21APS00008).

Concept papers are due on May 14th, 2021.

Thank you,
Anita Dam & Julianne Weis

--
Anita Dam, MSPHProgram Analyst

USAID Contractor | Bureau for Global Health

Office of Population & Reproductive Health

Research, Technology & Utilization Division

500 D St. SW, UA 05.4.2E, Washington, DC 20547

Desk: (202) 916-2182 | Cell: (571) 218-2601

Email: andam@...

Global Health Technical Professionals Contract: Public Health Institute



FW: Survey on Decolonizing Global Health and Open Letter to International Funders of Science and Development in Africa

Nandita Thatte
 

Dear IBP Colleagues,


Please see the link below to an effort from colleagues aiming to better understand the perspectives of practitioners in global health around decolonizing global health. If you have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Shubha Nagesh (s.nagesh@...) and Dr. Ifeanyi M. Nsofor (i.nsofor@...).

 

On a related note, sharing an important and must read Open Letter to Funders of Science and Development in Africa.


Thanks, Nandita

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-021-01307-8

 

 

From: Ifeanyi Nsofor <i.nsofor@...>
Cc: Shubha Nagesh <s.nagesh@...>; global@...
Subject: Survey on Decolonizing Global Health

 

Dear All,

 

It will take each one of us to decolonize global health. A good place to begin is by taking this short survey. 

 

 

Thank you for your time.

 

Best wishes

Ifeanyi

 

Dr. Ifeanyi M. Nsofor, MBBS, MCommH (Liverpool) 

Senior New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute 

Senior Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity at George Washington University 

2006 Ford Foundation International Fellow

 

 


--
Nandita Thatte, DrPH

Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

Email: thatten@...

www.ibpnetwork.org

 

 


Nivi - Chat for Change Challenge due April 30

Ben Bellows
 

Dear colleagues,

We are excited to announce that Nivi is soliciting proposals for partnership under its Chat for Change Challenge. With USAID support, Nivi is offering 12-month subscriptions to its user engagement and Insights platform and marketing credits (each package worth $100,000). Nonprofits, for-profits and public agencies in Nigeria, Kenya, and India engaging consumers on health information, behavior change, products, and services in reproductive and maternal health and vaccines are encouraged to apply!

Best,
Ben



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Dear Friends of Nivi,

We are excited to announce the “Chat for Change Challenge”, a $400,000 competition in which four lucky organizations will win marketing credits and a 12-month subscription to the askNivi platform and Nivi Insights, our dashboard for analyzing user feedback, thanks to funding from USAID (credits and subscription together worth $100,000!). Organizations are invited to apply to use askNivi to solve some of the world’s most indelible problems. Beginning on April 19th, the “Chat for Change Challenge” will begin accepting applications from organizations that offer health information, products, or services for sexual and reproductive health, maternal health, or immunizations. Our goal is to increase reach and aid individuals to make healthier, better informed decisions about their personal wellbeing and to increase organizational impact by engaging their target audience digitally. Nivi has always been about getting information and resources to as many people as possible so that people can be empowered to achieve better health outcomes. With this challenge, we hope to help organizations expand their reach and impact in India, Kenya, or Nigeria.

For more information on how and when to apply, see below.

  • April 19: Application Period Begins

  • April 22: Virtual Q&A Session (8:00 AM EDT, 3:00 PM Kenya, 5:30 PM India)

  • April 27: Virtual Q&A Session (10:30 AM EDT, 5:30 PM Kenya, 8:00 PM India)

  • May 7: Deadline for Submissions

  • May 17-21: Finalists Present Pitches to Nivi

  • May 26: Winners Announced

  • June 21-July 2: Rolling Launch

We have partnered with SFH on the IntegratE Project to increase access to family planning methods through collaboration with CPs and PPMVs in Nigeria. The project started in 2017 and in the last 3 months, Nivi has increased the messaging reach of the project by 17 times over! The use of askNivi has made this information more available and accessible, increasing from 195,000 people in the 3 previous years to reaching in just 3 months over 3 million people with family planning calls to action. We are excited to contribute to this partnership to further build trust in the Nigeria health system, educate about the services and resources available, and empower people to take up and continue their contraceptive method of choice. 

Growing the Family Planning Market by Asking Consumers What They Want

Learn how changing our model to giving more users access to information and asking them if they want to engage with it lead to a 204% increase in referral to family planning method services and products. 

The Birds & The Bees & The Bots
Laura Cusson, askNivi Product Owner, and Diana Klatt, Insights Senior Product Manager, discuss with Susanna Harris, of Xontogeny and Biotech Clubhouse, how Nivi puts people at the center of care for taboo and hard-to-discuss health topics. 

COVID-19 Has Wreaked Havoc on Sexual and Reproductive Health Worldwide — and Digital Interventions Could be the Key to Fixing It

Explore how Nivi can be used to help people get access to SRH information and resources during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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FW: HRP newsletter - Register for Updates

Nandita Thatte
 

Dear IBP Colleagues,

 

The latest HRP newsletter from the WHO Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research went live this morning: https://bit.ly/3tA0krW

 

Please sign up through this link if you would like to hear more from HRP on a regular basis: http://bit.ly/2DTYFF2

 

 

 

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Follow us on Twitter @HRPresearch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HRP News

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

 

 

 

 

 

Message from the director

 

 

Dr Ian Askew, Director, WHO Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research including UNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP).

 

The unequal impact of COVID-19 across and within countries, social and economic groups is a daily reminder of what it truly means to build a fairer, healthier and greener world for all. HRP welcomes the WHO commitment to health equity at the heart of pandemic response and recovery. We are committed, in turn, to ensuring that no one’s right to sexual and reproductive health is left unclaimed.

Our new publication, Sexual and reproductive health interventions in the WHO Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Compendium, is a practical companion tool to WHO’s powerful UHC Compendium for assisting countries in prioritization and planning processes for determining benefit packages of health services for UHC. It collates all SRH-related interventions in the UHC Compendium as well as providing useful navigation tips for the Compendium website. Read more

 

 

 

 

What's New

 

 

 

 

Devastatingly pervasive: 1 in 3 women globally experience violence

 

Violence against women remains devastatingly pervasive and starts alarmingly young, shows new data from WHO and partners. Across their lifetime, 1 in 3 women, around 736 million, are subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence from a non-partner – a number that has remained largely unchanged over the past decade. Read more

 

 

 

Six priorities for women and health

 

Concrete action is needed to ensure women and girls in all their diversity can enjoy the right to health – during, and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite progress in gender equality, health equity and women’s health in the 25 years since the Beijing conference, global statistics continue to tell a disturbing story. Read more

 

 

 

WHO publishes new fact sheet on endometriosis

 

Endometriosis affects roughly 1 in 10 women and girls of reproductive age globally, associated with debilitating pain and a wide range of possible symptoms including infertility. The WHO fact sheet is an important step towards effective policies and interventions to address this chronic disease. Read more

 

 

 

Increasing understanding of the impact of COVID-19 for pregnant women and their babies

 

Pregnant women with COVID-19 are less likely than non-pregnant women with COVID-19 to have symptoms, but more likely to need intensive care if severely ill – according to the latest update of a unique living systematic review. Read more

 

 

 

To provide survivor-centered care, health workers in Pakistan learn to ask about gender-based violence with empathy

 

Early in her career, Dr Rukhsana Bashir, a clinician in Pakistan, was used to seeing women in her clinic with symptoms of pain, headaches, insomnia and depression. She would listen and treat each symptom, but the underlying causes went unnoticed. Read more

 

 

 

From paper to digital pathway: WHO launches first ‘SMART Guidelines’

 

WHO has launched its first SMART Guideline, a landmark effort to accelerate the availability and impact of WHO health and data recommendations within digital systems at the country level, starting with antenatal care. Read more

 

 

 

In Somalia, health workers, girls and women are experts in preventing female genital mutilation

 

Hamda Cali, an activist, nurse and midwife in Somaliland, Somalia, often thinks of her sister and cousins when she trains health workers to stop female genital mutilation (FGM) in their communities. Read more

 

 

 

 

Publications

 

 

 

Journal Articles

 

WHO has an open-access policy for publishing in journals. Articles are available in full text. 

 

 

Unmasking power as foundational to research on sexual and reproductive health and rights
BMJ Global Health 2021;6:e005482
 Access

‘We always find things to learn from.’ Lessons from the implementation of the global maternal sepsis study on research capacity: a qualitative study
BMC Health Serv Res 21, 208 (2021). doi:10.1186/s12913-021-06195-9 
Access

Systemic hormonal contraception initiation after abortion: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Contraception VOLUME 103, ISSUE 5, P291-304, MAY 01, 2021 
Access

Clinical manifestations, risk factors, and maternal and perinatal outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019 in pregnancy: living systematic review and meta-analysis
BMJ 2020;370:m3320 
Access

Persistence of Ebola virus in semen among Ebola virus disease survivors in Sierra Leone: A cohort study of frequency, duration, and risk factors
PLOS Medicine 18(2): e1003273. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003273 
Access

Implementing antenatal care recommendations, South Africa
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2021;99:220-227. 
Access

The role of self-care interventions on men’s health-seeking behaviours to advance their sexual and reproductive health and rights
Health Res Policy Sys 19, 23 (2021). doi: 10.1186/s12961-020-00655-0 
Access

WHO SMART guidelines: optimising country-level use of guideline recommendations in the digital age
The Lancet Digital Health VOLUME 3, ISSUE 4, E213-E216, APRIL 01, 2021 
Access
 
Integrating human rights into sexual and reproductive health research: moving beyond the rhetoric, what will it take to get us there?
Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, 29:1, DOI: 10.1080/26410397.2021.1881206 
Access

Global epidemiology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in infertile populations: systematic review, meta-analysis and metaregression
Sexually Transmitted Infections 2021;97:157-169. Access

Measurement of violence against women and disability: protocol for a scoping review
BMJ Open 2020;10:e040104. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-040104 
Access

The state of adolescent menstrual health in low- and middle-income countries and suggestions for future action and research
Reprod Health 18, 31 (2021). doi: 10.1186/s12978-021-01082-2 Access

Sexual behaviour patterns and STI risk: results of a cluster analysis among men who have sex with men in Portugal
BMJ Open 2021;11:e033290. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033290 
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A hybrid, effectiveness-implementation research study protocol targeting antenatal care providers to provide female genital mutilation prevention and care services in Guinea, Kenya and Somalia
BMC Health Serv Res 21, 109 (2021). doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-06097-w 
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Technical Publications

 

Recently published WHO technical documents, available for download.

 

Violence Against Women Prevalence Estimates, 2018 Access

Violence Against Women Prevalence Estimates, 2018: Executive Summary Access

WHO SMART Antenatal Care Guidelines Access

Training resource package for family planning: Hormonal Intrauterine Device Access
WHO labour care guide and user’s manual Access
All SRH/HRP publications Access

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Translations

 

Access translations of departmental publications in the following languages

English
Español
Français
Русский
Português
عربي
中文

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events Updates

 

 

 

 

Worldwide, 7 April 2021

 

World Health Day 2021

 

As COVID-19 has highlighted, some people are able to live healthier lives and have better access to health services than others - entirely due to the conditions in which they are born, grow, live, work and age. This is not only unfair: it is preventable. Read more

 

 

 

20 April, 14:00 CET

 

WHO/IBP Network Implementation Stories Global Launch

 

This webinar is the first one in a series of webinars that WHO/IBP Network and Knowledge SUCCESS will be hosting in the coming months to highlight winning field-based program implementation stories, and the learnings that the authors have gained through their implementation experiences. Read more

 

 

 

 

Opportunities

 

 

 

Consultancy: Gender-based violence in emergencies

 

WHO seeks a qualified individual consultant with expert knowledge of gender-based violence (GBV) response and prevention, as well as demonstrated professional experience in humanitarian response and preparedness, to implement activities to strengthen integration of GBV interventions into the WHO and the interagency health sector response to the humanitarian crisis in Northern Ethiopia. More Info

 

 

Join as global stakeholder: joining forces to develop a research agenda on intersections of violence against children and violence against women

 

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI),  UNICEF Innocenti, and HRP are joining efforts to develop a global research agenda to contribute to building knowledge in a more systematic way, ensure that research efforts make the best use of limited resources, and serve to monitor progress over time.  More Info

 

 

WHO & UNFPA are calling for implementation stories for the launch of the joint Learning by Sharing Portal on sexual and reproductive health and universal health coverage

 

The call is open to policy-makers, programme implementers, researchers and civil society organizations to submit a short story or case study to WHO by 20 May 2021 on the processes, practices, and lessons for integrating sexual and reproductive health services and information within health systems and services towards universal access to a comprehensive range of SRH services.  More Info

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RHL Online

 

WHO's Reproductive Health Library.

 

HRP video library

 

HRP on YouTube.

 

 

 

Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research
UNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Special Programme of Research
Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction.

 

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World Health Organization

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