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Invitation au Webinaire sur l’introduction du DMPA-SC, au passage à l’échelle et à l’auto-injection dans les pays du Partenariat de Ouagadougou : acquis, défis et perspectives

Veuillez nous rejoindre pour un webinaire sur l’introduction du DMPA-SC, au passage à l’échelle et à l’auto-injection dans les pays du Partenariat de Ouagadougou : acquis, défis et perspectives.


Quand :  Mercredi, 29 septembre, 2021, 14 : 00 GMT

Lien d’inscription à ce webinaire :

Après votre inscription, vous recevrez un courriel de confirmation contenant les informations nécessaires pour participer à la réunion.

Ce webinaire est organisé conjointement par Jhpiego, l’Unité de Coordination du Partenariat de Ouagadougou (UCPO) et PATH. L’ensemble des pays du Partenariat de Ouagadougou ont introduit le DMPA-SC dans les politiques d’accès à la planification familiale. A ce jour, les pays disposent de plans de passage à l’échelle et ont  pour la plupart démarré l’auto-injection.  Certes des progrès considérables ont été réalisés mais des défis restent à relever pour renforcer l’accès des femmes au DMPA-SC.

Dans ce webinaire nous aborderons :

  1. Le processus d’introduction et de mise à l’échelle du DMPA_SC dans les pays du PO.
  2. L’auto-injection du DMPA-SC dans les pays du PO
  3. Présentation de la plateforme eLearning pour le renforcement des capacités des prestataires sur le DMPA-SC, mise en place avec l’appui de PATH.

Au cours du webinaire, des responsables centraux de programmes de SR/PF du Burkina Faso, du Mali et du Sénégal vont partager leurs expériences de coordination nationale dans la mise en œuvre opérationnelle de leurs plans de passage à échelle du DMPA-SC en particulier et des programmes PF en général.

Date : Mercredi, 29 septembre, 2021
Heure : 10 : 00 EST/14 : 00 GMT/17 : 00 EAT 
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Modérateur :

M. Daoudou Idrissou : Unité de Coordination du Partenariat de Ouagadougou,


Panélistes :

·       M. Célestin COMPAORE  Directeur Régional DMPA-SC Accelerating Access, Jhpiego

·       M. Alain KABORE: Regional Technical Advisor | DMPA-SC Access Collaborative


Une séance de questions et réponses suivra les présentations.

N’hésitez pas à partager cette invitation dans vos réseaux !

Pour plus d’informations sur le webinaire, veuillez contacter  Eliane Dominique YAO SIGAN  à l’adresse Dominique.YaoSigan@...

Pour plus d’informations sur le réseau d’apprentissage et d’action, veuillez écrire à l’adresse e-mail dmpa-sc-lan@... .


Accélérer l’accès du DMPA-SC dans les pays membres du Partenariat de Ouagadougou

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Dominique Eliane Yao

Chargée de Communication

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Sharing three new High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIP) Resources

Laura Raney

Dear IBP Network Colleagues, 


On behalf of the High Impact Practices in Family Planning Partnership, I'm pleased to share a few new and recently-updated HIP resources:

  1. New HIP Slide Decks: Responding to a voiced need of the FP/RH community, the Partnership has developed HIP slide decks - adaptations of HIP briefs that are intended to facilitate the sharing of key messages about evidence-based practices in family planning with various audiences. These PowerPoint slides are downloadable, include speaking notes for the presenter, and are fully editable to adapt to user needs. HIP slide decks are now available for several HIPs, with more forthcoming as new and updated briefs are released.
  2. New Strategic Planning Guide: Creating equitable access to high-quality family planning information and services. This document is intended to guide program managers, planners, and decision makers through a process to identify inequities in family planning and interventions to reduce them. The guide was developed through consultation and deliberation with technical experts in family planning and health equity and builds upon the discussion paper on equity in family planning also developed under the Partnership for High Impact Practices for Family Planning. The development of this strategic planning guide was led by the Research 4 Scalable Solutions project in collaboration with colleagues from USAID's Office of Population and Reproductive Health.
  3. UpdatedDrug Shops and Pharmacies: Expanding contraceptive choice and access in the private sector. Evidence shows that with training and support, pharmacy and drug shop staff can facilitate the use of a broad range of modern contraception, especially in areas where the unmet need is high, access to family planning services is poor, and health worker shortages and other barriers prevent women, men, and youth from accessing family planning services. Access to contraceptives through pharmacies and drug shops can also be critical during emergency situations when there is added stress on the health care system and restricted mobility for many people. This brief describes the importance of these outlets for providing commodities and information and outlines key issues for planning and implementing programs to support pharmacy and drug shop staff.

Thanks to all of our global partners and technical experts who contributed to the development of these resources. Please share widely with your networks, and be sure to sign up for the quarterly HIP Newsletter.


All the best,

Alex Mickler on behalf of the HIP Partnership



Alex Mickler, MSPH

Program Analyst

USAID Contractor | Bureau of Global Health | Office of Population and Reproductive Health

Research, Technology and Utilization Division

GHTP - Public Health Institute

amickler@... | + 1.571.243.5297 | she/her/hers

Webinar Invitation: WHO/IBP Implementation Story Focus on India: “Is it possible to increase family planning users in few months? Let’s find out!!” Wednesday, September 15th 13:00 Geneva / 16:30 New Delhi

Ados May



WHO/IBP Implementation Stories: India


Wednesday, September 15th

16:30 New Delhi | 11:00 Accra | 13:00 Geneva | 14:00 Nairobi | 19:00 Manila

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The IBP Network and PSI India will host a webinar titled “Is it possible to increase family planning users in few months? Let’s find out!!” focusing on the Implementation Story from India. 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:


  • Mukesh Sharma, Population Services International – India
  • Deepti Mathur, Population Services International – India
  • Devika Varghese, Population Services International – India
  • Hitesh Sahni, Population Services International – India
  • Samarendra Behera, Population Services International – India
  • Amit Sharma, Population Services International – India
  • Maheen Malik, Gates Institute
  • Kate Graham, Gates Institute



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Webinar 15 Sept: Launching the family planning data toolkit for DMPA-SC self-injection

Beth Balderston

Launching the family planning data toolkit for DMPA-SC self-injection


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

8:30–10:00 AM EST | 12:30–2:00 PM GMT | 3:30–5:00 PM EAT


The PATH-JSI DMPA-SC Access Collaborative (AC) invites you to a virtual launch and walk-through of the redesigned DMPA-SC Country Data Dashboard and new monitoring, learning, and evaluation (MLE) tools.


The AC data dashboard is an interactive tool that presents available data collected during DMPA-SC self-injection (SI) introduction and scale-up. The dashboard visualizes SI uptake, tracks implementation of key policies, and integrates data use practices to support data-driven decision making. Information presented on the dashboard has changed over time to reflect shifting needs of stakeholders. After undergoing a human centered design exercise to better understand information needs surrounding SI introduction and scale-up, the Access Collaborative recently redesigned the DMPA-SC Country data dashboard. This webinar will introduce new data available and demonstrate new features on the dashboard.


The webinar will also include an overview of the Access Collaborative’s new MLE toolkit developed to help meet the needs of ministries of health and implementing partners. This toolkit features three tools for dynamic decision-making: a data visualization principles guide, an Excel dashboard how-to guide, and a data use and indicators guide. The tools are primers in how to create dynamic and visually compelling SI program data displays (e.g., dashboards, presentations) that facilitate comprehension and use of SI data for family planning program decision-making. While the toolkit was developed with SI in mind, many of the principles could be applied to data visualization needs across family planning programs and methods.



  • Ebony Easley, Deputy Director, Access Collaborative, JSI



  • Nicole Danfakha, MLE Technical Advisor, Information Design, JSI
  • Daniel Maangi, Data Analyst, inSupply Health
  • Nomena Raberaoka, Human Centered Design Specialist, JSI


This webinar will be offered in English and French through simultaneous interpretation.


Please register at:


For more information about this event, please email dmpa-sc-lan@.... To request technical assistance from the Access Collaborative for DMPA-SC introduction or scale-up, including self-injection, please visit



Le lancement du guide pratique des outils de données de planification familiale pour l’auto-injection DMPA-SC


Le mercredi 15 septembre 2021

8h30-10h00 EST | 12h30-14h00 GMT | 15h30-17h00 Heure de l'Afrique de l'Est


Le collaboratif pour l'accès au DMPA-SC vous invite à un lancement virtuel et à une visite par étape du tableau de bord repensé des données nationales DMPA-SC, et des nouveaux outils de suivi, d’apprentissage et d’évaluation (MLE).


Le tableau de bord des données de l’AC est un outil interactif qui présente les données disponibles recueillies lors de l'introduction et la mise à l'échelle de l'auto-injection (AI) du DMPA-SC.  Le tableau de bord visualise l’adoption de l’AI, suit la mise en œuvre des politiques clés et intègre les pratiques d’utilisation des données pour soutenir la prise de décision basée sur les données.


L’information présentée sur le tableau de bord a changé au fil du temps pour refléter l’évolution des besoins des intervenants. Après avoir subi un exercice de conception centré sur l’humain pour mieux comprendre les besoins d’information entourant l’introduction et la mise à l’échelle de l’AI, le collaboratif pour l'accès a récemment restructuré le tableau de bord des données DMPA-SC par pays.  Ce webinaire présentera les nouvelles données disponibles et démontrera les nouvelles fonctionnalités du tableau de bord.


Le webinaire comprendra également un aperçu d’un nouveau guide pratique des outils MLE du collaboratif pour l'accès développé pour aider à répondre aux besoins des régions de santé et de mise en œuvre des partenaires. Ce guide pratique des outils comprend trois outils pour la prise de décision dynamique :  un guide des principes de visualisation des données, un guide pratique du tableau de bord Excel et un guide d’utilisation des données et des indicateurs. Les outils sont des amorces sur la façon de créer des affichages dynamiques et visuellement attrayants des données du programme de l’AI (p. ex., tableaux de bord, présentations) qui facilitent la compréhension et l’utilisation des données de l’AI pour la prise de décision du programme de planification familiale. Bien que le guide pratique des outils ait été développé en tenant compte de l’AI, de nombreux principes pourraient être appliqués aux besoins de visualisation des données dans les programmes et méthodes de planification familiale.



  • Ebony Easley, Directeur Adjoint, Le Collaboratif pour l’Accès, JSI



  • Nicole Danfakha, Conseillère Technique MLE, conception de l’information, JSI
  • Daniel Maangi, Analyste de Données, inSupply Health
  • Nomena Raberaoka, Spécialiste de la Conception Centrée sur l’Humain, JSI


Ce webinaire sera présenté en anglais et en Français par interprétation simultanée.


Veuillez-vous inscrire :


Pour plus d’informations sur cet événement, veuillez envoyer un e-mail à dmpa-sc-lan@.... Pour demander de l’aide technique à Access Collaborative pour l’introduction ou la mise à l’échelle de DMPA-SC, y compris l’auto-injection, veuillez visiter

Register today!! YTH Live Global is just one month away!!


Dear IBP Network members,


I’m writing to invite you to register for the YTH Live Global conference, held virtually on October 4-6, 2021. YTH Live Global is hosted by the YTH Initiative of ETR, a non-profit organization committed to improving health outcomes and advancing health equity for youth, families, and communities.


Now in its 13th year, YTH Live Global showcases the brightest minds, cutting-edge innovation, and pioneering research on the topics that matter most to youth. Our annual conference brings together public health professionals, youth leaders, social entrepreneurs, educators, technology developers, content creators, funders and more who are working on innovative programs, products and services that advance youth health and wellness around the globe, using new media and technology.


The three-day virtual format features inspiring plenaries with thought leaders and trailblazers, informative breakout sessions featuring diverse speakers from across the globe, interactive workshops, digital posters and lightning stories, fireside chats with industry leaders, networking opportunities galore, pitch contests and innovation challenges, a scavenger hunt, a reception with live entertainment and so much more. There truly is not another conference like this!


We’re thrilled to offer a $20 discount for members. Use the code JOINME2021 when you register. We also offer deep discounts for students and residents of low-and middle-income countries. Anyone under 25 can register for FREE!







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YTH, an ETR Initiative

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Registration is open for YTH Live Global! ETR is bringing together youth, tech, and health leaders for this incredible event. Grab your ticket now and we’ll see you in October!


Apply : Improving the Quality of Health Service and Implication for Pandemic Preparedness and Response Course

Oluwole Oluwaniyi

Dear IBP Colleagues, 

This serves to inform interested public health professionals about the online course  " Improving the Quality of Health Service and Implication for Pandemic Preparedness and Response " organised by Harvard T.H. Chan School of public health from October 4th to 14th, 2021. Please see the link below. 
 A discounted fee was agreed for a group of 10 or more professionals applying together as a site ( location not a prerequisite) . This provide an opportunity to pay about half the price $1000 each instead of the normal $1995 individual cost. 
If this is what you might be interested in, kindly fill the attached form and send a copy via mail to me and  Sonja  Luvara  sluvara@... .   

Department of Global Health and Population  /  Harvard School of Public Health
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Room 1206 /  Boston, MA 02115
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Kind regards

 Oluwole Oluwaniyi ( MD.MSc. MA)
Health Project Coordinator.

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E: wolewaniyi@...

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FW: WHO's "Request for Proposals" to conduct systematic reviews on impact of family planning on women’s health and socio-economic status'

Nandita Thatte

Dear IBP Colleagues,


Please see the request below from WHO regarding an RFP to conduct systematic reviews on the impact of family planning on women’s health and socio-economic status.

Thanks, Nandita



Nandita Thatte, DrPH

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research

Geneva, Switzerland

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Dear colleagues

Hope you are staying well and keeping safe in these challenging times. This is to inform you that WHO published, on 01 September 2021, a Request for Proposals to conduct systematic reviews on impact of family planning on women’s health and socio-economic status.  



Investing in family planning is often positioned as a cost-effective intervention for enhancing maternal and child health, improving the social-economic status of women, and contributing to sustainable development globally. Available evidence suggests that family planning contributes to improved women’s health by reducing unintended and high risk pregnancies and therefore the number of women at risk of a maternal death or maternal morbidity; and to contribute to women’s social-economic status by enabling girls to stay in school longer, achieve higher education levels and participate in employment that increases their earning power.

Although there is broad consensus in the public health community about the evidence linking healthy timing and spacing of births to improved child health, some still consider the evidence linking family planning to women’s health, survival and socio-economic status as weak or lacking, raising concerns about the relative returns on investments in family planning programs.

Thus WHO is interested in supporting an assessment of the magnitude and quality of evidence on existence and strength of relationship(s) between family planning use, and women’s health outcomes, women’s socio-economic status, and sustainable development.


The Request for Proposals is published on the United Nations Global Market website


Please share it widely among your networks.


Best regards


Moazzam Ali MBBS, PhD, MPH, PG Diploma | Epidemiologist. Medical Officer | UNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP) | WHO Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research | World Health Organization. Avenue Appia 20, Geneva 27, CH-1211 Switzerland | Tel: +41 (22) 791.3442  |  Mobile +41 (79) 477 0431 |  E-mail: alimoa@...   | Twitter: @Moazzam2000 | Personal profile | Moazzam’s ORCID |




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[NEW PUBLICATION] IMAP Statement - Reproductive Health in a time of Covid-19

Nihal Said

Dear IBP Colleagues,


We are pleased to share with you the newly published IMAP Statement titled: Reproductive Health in a time of Covid-19 that is now available on IPPF’s website in English, French and Spanish and soon will be in Arabic. Please disseminate it widely amongst your organisations and networks. For any inquiries on the statement of the IMAP please contact @Nathalie Kapp, IPPF’s Chief Medical Advisor.


See below brief about the statement:


The Reproductive Health in a time of Covid-19 statement aims to summarize the available emerging evidence relating to COVID-19 and vaccination in pregnancy and in using the combined hormonal contraception (CHC). It is published under the auspices of the International Medical Advisory Panel (IMAP) and is intended to support and guide IPPF Member Associations and other sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), humanitarian and development organizations regarding COVID-19 and vaccination and the impact on delivery of sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH). It covers issues related to advocacy to address health inequalities and stigma, in addition to medical and service delivery recommendations, evidence and practical guidance from the scientific community. It complements the 2020 IMAP Statement on COVID-19 and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights IMAP Statement on COVID-19 impact on SRHR - English.pdf ( and the IPPF COVID-19 Duty of Care Recommendations for Humanitarian Contexts IPPF COVID-19 Duty of Care Recommendations for Humanitarian Contexts | IPPF (



Many thanks,




Nihal Said | Senior Technical Advisor, Research and Partnerships 

International Planned Parenthood Federation  |  Central Office

4 Newhams Row  |  London  |  SE1 3UZ  |  United Kingdom

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Join Passages Sept 22 for a Discussion on Situating Social Norms within Behavior Change Initiatives

Jamie Greenberg <jg1992@...>

Dear colleagues,

Please join the Passages Project for a webinar, "Situating Social Norms within Behavior Change Initiatives," on Wednesday September 22 at 9:30-11:00am EST, as part of an ongoing dialogue towards a common language and shared understanding of social norms. In this series of quick-fire presentations, speakers will introduce practical resources developed in collaboration with global practitioners. We’ll talk about how each resource was created - including our own struggles with sticky concepts - and discuss how they can advance social norms practice. Register here. The webinar will be available in both English and French. 

All the best,


Jamie Greenberg, MPH
Program Officer
Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University
3300 Whitehaven Street NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20007
Pronouns: She/Her

Using evidence to expand family planning choices, advance gender equality, and involve communities.

Last chance to access early registration fees for the FIGO 2021 World Congress!

Eloise Alikhani


 Dear IBP Network, 


There is one week left until the early registration deadline for the upcoming FIGO 2021 World Congress, the leading global event in gynaecology and obstetrics, taking place online from 21 to 28 October. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to register now and save up to USD 100 on registration fees. 


We would be very grateful if you would share this email with your networks and encourage them to register for FIGO 2021 before 8 September 2021.  


With this year’s Congress being held online, attendees can save and still enjoy full access to: 

  • Live Q&A sessions with leading experts 
  • Pre-congress workshops with interactive demonstrations and discussions 
  • On-demand sessions available until the end of the year 
  • Networking with over 8,000 professionals from around the world 


You can view the programme here to see the first release of sessions and speakers.  


For any further information or questions on the upcoming FIGO 2021 World Congress, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.


We hope to welcome you to FIGO 2021.


Best wishes, 



Eloise Alikhani (she/her)

Senior Event Coordinator (Sponsorship & Marketing)

International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3937 6056

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Webinar 26 Aug | Building capacity through digital approaches: Can eLearning replace in-person training?

Beth Balderston

Building capacity through digital approaches: Can eLearning replace in-person training?

Results from the evaluation and implementation of eLearning for DMPA-SC self-injection in Senegal and Uganda


Thursday, August 26, 2021

8:30–10:00 AM EST | 12:30–2:00 PM GMT | 3:30–5:00 PM EAT


The PATH-JSI DMPA-SC Access Collaborative invites you to a virtual exchange on eLearning for health workers learning to counsel clients on DMPA-SC self-injection in Senegal and Uganda. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, this approach was launched and evaluated in four regions of Senegal and four districts in Uganda.


Using eLearning to train health workers on family planning counseling can be an effective training approach, particularly when carefully planned and coordinated to maximize the benefits. The findings and recommendations from this experience may offer lessons for other countries wishing to implement digital learning approaches. The presenters will raise important considerations about stakeholder coordination, internet and technology access, eLearning platforms, establishing training targets, training content, and the important role of post-training supervision.



  • Dr. Lillian Sekabembe, Deputy Country Representative, PSI Uganda



  • Allen Namagembe, Uganda Deputy Director, DMPA-SC Access Collaborative, PATH
  • Alain Kabore, Regional Technical Advisor, DMPA-SC Access Collaborative, PATH


We hope you can join us! Register at:


For more information about this event, please email dmpa-sc-lan@....


To request technical assistance from the Access Collaborative for DMPA-SC introduction or scale-up, including self-injection, please visit

FW: Innovative Approaches to Achieving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Humanitarian and Fragile Settings--Tuesday Aug 24

Nandita Thatte

Dear IBP Colleagues,

Please see the event tomorrow on Self Care focused on SRHR in Humanitarian Settings. Registration link below and flyer attached.

Self-Care Everywhere: Innovative Approaches to Achieving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Humanitarian and Fragile Settings

IAWG, the International Rescue Committee, and Vitala Global Foundation invite you to join this exciting event on

Tuesday, August 24th
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Self-Care Learning and Discovery Series


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Self-Care Everywhere will examine promising strategies for increasing access to sexual and reproductive health through self-care in humanitarian settings. The event will feature a moderated panel of experts in sexual and reproductive health in humanitarian response, breakout discussions during which we will delve into the complexities of self-care across the humanitarian-development nexus, and interactive virtual posters that will be available ahead of, during and after the event to showcase innovative ways in which self-care approaches are being applied in humanitarian settings.

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World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

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1 Week Left! Call for Submissions: IGWG Male Engagement Task Force Event - Due: Fri, Aug 27 #invitation

Danette Wilkins

Dear IBP Network colleagues,

I am writing to share an upcoming opportunity to showcase your programming and research around engaging men and boys before a global audience of donors, practitioners, and researchers. Please see the below announcement for details. We invite you to submit presentation ideas by completing this form by Friday, August 27, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET. You are more than welcome to submit multiple ideas per individual or organization.

Dear Colleagues,

As strides in recent years advance the research and programming around engaging men and boys in health, new and recurring challenges and opportunities require that we continue to emphasize men and boys as key actors in promoting gender equality and improving global health outcomes. Key questions for advancing meaningful engagement of men and boys include:

  • What more can we do to engage men and boys as clients of health services for their own health and well-being?  

  • How can we engage men as partners and users in gender-synchronized interventions (such as couple-focused programming) while still upholding women’s agency and autonomy? How might the approach vary for men in monogamous and non-monogamous relationships?

  • What does it take to engage men and boys as agents of change in shifting gender-inequitable norms of masculinity and fortifying more equitable norms at the community and societal levels?

  • How have research topics and methodologies evolved to better capture the influence and impact of male engagement programming? 

  • What can we do to engage a broader diversity of men and boys (for example, men with gender-inequitable attitudes and beliefs, men who are a sexual or gender minority, men with disabilities)?

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Are you doing male engagement work that relates to the above questions? We seek submissions that highlight programming and research engaging men and boys as clients, partners, and agents of change, both individually and within communities. We welcome submissions about programming and research that show evidence of effectiveness as best, promising, or emerging practices, as well as approaches with unclear or unexpected outcomes that reveal important issues for further consideration. Please submit presentation ideas by completing this form by Friday, August 27, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Upon selection, you will be notified and asked to develop a presentation for review by Friday, September 10.

REGISTRATION: Register to attend online here. We look forward to you joining us!

If you have any questions or issues submitting your idea via the Google form, please contact Myra Betron at myra.betron@... or Rebecka Lundgren at  rlundgren@...

Want to know more about the IGWG’s Male Engagement Task Force? 

The Male Engagement Task Force (METF) is an information, advocacy, and knowledge exchange network that examines what it means to engage men and boys in health promotion and gender equality. The METF aims to explore why we should engage men and boys, what are the benefits, how to do it, what works and doesn’t work, and what modalities of health services can better reach and include men and boys while addressing gender dynamics that act as barriers to health. Health areas of focus include family planning; sexual and reproductive health; maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health; nutrition; HIV/AIDS; and prevention and treatment of infectious diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis. The METF considers relevant social and behavior change, service delivery, research, and policy efforts to improve outcomes across these health areas. For more information, click here

With appreciation, 

The Male Engagement Task Force Co-Chairs 


Myra Betron, Jhpiego and USAID MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership 

Courtney McLarnon-Silk, Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University and Passages Project 

Julie Pulerwitz, Population Council and Breakthrough RESEARCH 

Dominick Shattuck, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs and Breakthrough ACTION

On behalf of the IGWG Male Engagement Task Force, thank you very much for your time and attention. We look forward to reviewing your submissions!




Danette Wilkins, MPH

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Program Officer II, Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs


email: danette.wilkins@...


Carolin Ekman

As part of our ongoing efforts to support active exchange of evidence-based guidelines and practices in family planning and sexual and reproductive health, the IBP Network will be hosting a series of three virtual Partners Meetings during 2021 and 2022, leading up to the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in November 2022.


Mark your calendars!

Our first meeting in the series will take place on  23 September 2021 | 1 PM -  7 PM (Geneva) | 7 AM - 1 PM EDT,  in line with World Contraception Day on 26 September.

  • Speakers include representatives from WHO, UNFPA and other IBP Partners
  • Interactive Share Fair of new tools and resources
  • Preview of new WHO SRH guidelines



Please feel fry to share the attached flyer!

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

Nandita Thatte

Dear IBP Network Colleagues,


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


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


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


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




NEW IBP Member Organizations



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

Point of Contact: Albert Obbuyi obbuyi@...


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

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



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World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

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

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

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

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



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

Point of Contact: Daniel Parnetti dparnetti@...



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RTI International

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

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



Nandita Thatte, DrPH

Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

Email: thatten@...



Employment Opportunity (Faculty for the Center for Gender Equity at the University of Global Health Equity)


University of Global Health Equity is pleased to announce a post for a Senior Faculty, for its Center for Gender Equity.
Interested applicants can apply on this link
UGHE seeks a faculty, an educator, who can use a creative approach coupled with the energy and dedication to:
  • develop, modify, and deliver the different modules under the MGHD program - Gender, Sexual and Reproductive health
  • develop, modify, and deliver various gender and sexual reproductive health modules for the MBBS (MD) and nursing programs
The faculty should also demonstrate extensive implementation expertise, experience teaching and developing academic training programs, a robust research portfolio, and leadership. The faculty will be required to teach other courses at UGHE, according to their expertise.  The faculty is expected to live and work within Rwanda (Kigali and Butaro) to undertake this role.
The Center for Gender Equity at University of Global Health Equity was launched in 2020 and is responsible for mainstreaming of gender in UGHE’s academic, research, community engagement and organizational development activities. The Center is also responsible for directing a Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health Track for UGHE’s Master of Global Health Delivery (MGHD) program as well as Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Surgery program (MBBS), and other long- and short-term training. 
Teaching (60%)
  •  Prepare curricula, syllabus, course outlines and course content in gender and reproductive health for students at the University of Global Health’s academic programs
  •  Deliver training for students, faculty and other relevant stakeholders on gender, social justice and sexual and reproductive health issues
  •  Contribute to the evaluation of students in a timely and comprehensive manner, consistent with UGHE monitoring and evaluation protocol and course assessment criteria
  • Supervising and mentoring (10%)
  •  Supervise and mentor UGHE’s junior staff in professional development, including education and research on gender, global health and SRH
  •  Accompany and mentor student and alumni-driven global health research linked to their UGHE training
  •  Mentor and guide students through their learning as well as ongoing professional growth 
  • Conduct and collaborate on research (20%)
  •  Engage/ collaborate in the Center’s research activities 
  •  Undertake research leading to peer-reviewed publications focused on gender and global health issues 
  •  Accompany and mentor student and alumni-driven global health research linked to their gender and global health
  • Organizational development (10%)
  •  Collaborate with the Center’s Chair and other key personnel at UGHE to develop, implement and improve on plans for the Center for Gender Equity
  •  Engage in UGHE’s organizational reviews and processes, such as policy and strategy development activities etc. 
  •  PhD or Masters level training in Gender Studies and/or Sexual and Reproductive Health 
  •  Clinical experience (care, research) on sexual and reproductive health
  •  Background in health (MD, nursing, midwifery) is preferred
  •  Proven track record of academic experience (teaching and research) - Minimum of five (5) years
  •  Proven experience in curriculum development, delivery, student mentoring and assessment
  •  Excellent interpersonal, communication, facilitation, and presentation skills. 
  •  Ability to work both collaboratively and independently. 
  •  Commitment to gender equity and equality
  •  Commitment to work in a fast-paced environment and employ diverse pedagogical strategies.
  •  Teaching through diverse pedagogical strategies
  •  Research skills
  •  Excellent written and spoken English 
BENEFITS: As per UGHE’s salary scale 

Applicants should provide: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) graduate transcripts, (3) a list of relevant courses taught including the student profile, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations (4) a personal statement addressing teaching philosophy and experience working with diverse student populations, (5) at least one example of representative scholarship, e.g. a peer-reviewed article. Please upload these under the ‘Additional Files’ tab on the application page on the above link.


Lillian Mutunga

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SRHR Africa Trust (SAT) & YouthWyze seek proposals from qualified and experienced organizations to support digital Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRHR) campaigning with and for young people in 13 African countries. Campaigning will include, but not be limited to, providing campaign strategy and structure and assisting in manging delivery of both; developing digital content for information, education, and communication work; and social media support services for SAT’s YouthWyze programme. In addition, it will include designing functionality to support basic digital survey work with young people.


SAT is a 31 year old regional non-governmental, non-profit organisation working to increase the agency and safety of adolescents to make happy, healthy, confident and safe journeys to adulthood. We work through a network of partnerships with NGOs, CBOs, service providers, youth organisations & networks, UN agencies, donors, and key member state stakeholders with whom we have shared values and principles and shared practice.

YouthWyze is a digital hub established by SAT in partnership with young people. YouthWyze utilizes the power of modern technologies and the underlying influence and reach of social media to deliver impactful health information & education, and robust two-way communication. It supports young people to increase their own agency, change harmful behaviours, and better access quality SRHR services, and it aims to disrupt outdated thinking and practices in health delivery.

With this project, SAT seeks a technical partner to expand their reach, engagement, and impact.  

III. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE. A qualified Proposer should have the following minimum qualifications and experience:

·         The Proposer must have applicable qualifications and at least 5 years’ experience providing digital marketing and communications support services including content development and social media support, as well as organic and paid digital advertising including search engine optimization.

·         The Proposer must have proven and traceable minimum of 3 years of experience in working on digital promotions/marketing to young people in Africa.

·         Experience in youth health promotion is strongly recommended.

·         The Proposer must provide 2 traceable references where they have done similar work.

·         The Proposer must be familiar with international development around sexual and reproductive health as well as issues concerning adolescent and young people.


·        Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Driven Content Development

·        Front End Basic Posters

·        Video Content (Gifs & Short Video)

·        Shareable Content Design

·        Promo Content & Boosting

·        Social Media Support Services (Pages Management and Growth,)

·        Digital Services Marketing, Communication and Mobilization

For more information go to,


 Lillian Mutunga
SAT Regional Programmes Manager





1st Floor, 1Sixty Jan Smuts, South Tower, Cnr. Jan Smuts Ave. & 7th Avenue, Rosebank, Jhb, South Africa, 2196




+27 11 478 8300


+27 73 075 2037


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Their Futures: MSI Insights on World Youth Day

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Reproductive choice can be life-changing for young people. With information on their health and rights, young people can understand their bodies, have safe relationships on their terms, avoid unintended pregnancy and determine their own futures.

Yet, globally, teenagers find it harder to access their reproductive choices. From prevailing stigma and misinformation to needless restrictions that require parental or partner consent, an estimated 23 million adolescent girls want access to contraception, but don't have it.

To help transform access, in 2017, MSI launched our adolescent strategy and have supported over 4.6 million adolescents to access reproductive choice since.

Marking International Youth Day today, we're sharing a round-up of our lessons learned along the way and how we can partner to transform access, together.




Closing the Gap - 3 learnings on expanding choice for rural adolescents 

Increased stigma, poverty and longer journey times can all make it harder for rural young people to access reproductive choice. 

From partnering with community influencers to adapting services to offer discreet visits, we have taken a tailored approach to reaching rural adolescents. Find out more in our Youth Day blog post.

Read our 3 lessons on reaching rural young people



MSI’s Adolescent Strategy – delivering reproductive choice to young people 

With teenage girls in low- and middle-income countries almost twice as likely as women of all reproductive ages to want access to contraception, but not yet have it, we knew we needed a tailored strategy to level the playing field. 

In 2017, we used our learnings and data so far to form our first adolescent strategy, focused on finding the right recipe for reaching young women. 

Read our strategy two-pager



Spotlight webinar: Sex, stigma & young people – challenging social norms to empower adolescents 

Cultural and social taboos can hold young people back from accessing their sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights. 

Last June, we were joined by partners at PSI and Pathfinder to discuss how we can shift these social norms, by engaging community leaders, supporting couples to plan together and training providers to deliver adolescent-friendly healthcare. 

Watch the webinar



Her Body, Her Future: The role of reproductive choice in girls’ access to education 

Analysis from MSI has shown that increasing adolescent access to reproductive choice could support up to four million more girls to stay in school every year across sub-Saharan Africa. 

In our two-page briefing, Her Body, Her Future, find out how we can support girls to access a quality education and pursue their futures, with comprehensive sexuality education and reproductive choice. 

Read the briefing




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WHO Vacancy notice - Director SRH / HRP

Craig Lissner

The WHO Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research (SRH), including the UNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP), is seeking a Director to lead our work on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

With a globally-respected level of technical expertise and knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights and their public health aspects in national health systems, including the gender equality, equity and human rights dimensions, the Director will provide overall leadership, management accountability, strategic and technical direction to a diverse workforce and broad range of international stakeholders.

The Director, based in Geneva, Switzerland, will lead the SRH Department and HRP’s work supporting Member States to strengthen their health systems' capacity to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health services – contributing to universal health coverage, and our vision of a world where all people’s rights to enjoy sexual and reproductive health are promoted and protected.

For more information and how to apply please visit: The closing date is 26 August, 2021.


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