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INTERNATIONAL SAFE ABORTION DAY: TURNING THE CHALLENGES OF COVID-19 INTO OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTNERSHIP, INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

Carolin Ekman
 

INTERNATIONAL SAFE ABORTION DAY:

TURNING THE CHALLENGES OF COVID-19 INTO OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATION, INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

 

Photo credit: Katia Amado/Pathfinder Mozambique

As the pandemic continues to challenge health systems capacity for delivering essential services, International Safe Abortion Day is an opportunity to celebrate global efforts to protect ongoing provision of comprehensive abortion care.

This web story from WHO and HRP demonstrates inspiring examples of how the challenges of the pandemic can be turned into opportunities for innovation and collaboration, across borders and organisations – including the role that the IBP Platform and the communities of practice on this space can play in this process! It highlights many of the principles that IBP seeks to promote: partnership, reduction of duplication, the use of digital solutions for SRHR knowledge sharing, and global dialogue for local impact. 

 

Read about:

  • Applying storytelling in an interactive map, to show how organisations adapted their safe abortion care programmes in response to the pandemic
  • Using digital technology to safeguard timely access to safe abortion while seeking to protect clients, staff and communities from contracting COVID-19
  • Transparent dialogues about funding and procurement challenges, to inform future strategic work on how organizations can use funds more efficiently, minimise duplication of work, and protect availability of medical abortion.
  • How virtual communities, like the CoP on Comprehensive Abortion Care on the IBP Platform can support stakeholders to share good practices and identify opportunities for partnering

 

How have YOU adapted your work to protect access to timely and safe abortion care in the context of COVID-19? Share with us on the live feed on the IBP Platform! 

 

Interested in exchanging resources and knowledge on abortion care, including information provision, abortion management and post-abortion care? Join the HRP CoP on CAC!

 

 


Please respond: UNFPA Global Gender and Innovation Mapping by 15 Oct 2021

Sylvia Wong
 


Dear IBP Friends,

 

UNFPA invites you to participate in a global Gender and Innovation Mappingopen through Friday, 15 October 2021.

 

Innovations that promote gender equality are happening around the world. Our aim is to better understand this landscape and determine the role of innovation in promoting gender equality and women and girls' empowerment. The innovations can be new or novel approaches, models, services, or products that not only solve pain points for women and girls, but those with women and girls leading the creation of their own solutions. We want to identify where and how these innovations are being developed, and draw lessons from these experiences. 

 

We are keen to identify examples that are both mission-critical to UNFPA's mandate (e.g., addressing GBV and harmful practices, supporting sexual and reproductive health bodily autonomy and decision-making, etc.), and also those that are crucial (e.g., financial inclusion, digital literacy, the care economy, smart use of tech, etc.) for achieving SDG 5 (Gender Equality). 

 

Your participation matters.

Please participate and share the SURVEY with your networks and partners (especially any implementing partners/counterparts, start-ups, social enterprises, female founders you might work with).  We anticipate the survey will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

 

The SURVEY is open through Friday, 15 October 2021 (12:59 pm EST). 

 

Your engagement will help highlight innovations around the world, the collaboration between innovators and the entities that support them, and the insights needed to enhance our gender programming and spark potential opportunities for partnerships. My hope is that the review will be a useful resource for us all, and feel free to reach out if you have questions and suggestions.

 

Thank you and best regards,

Sylvia


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Sylvia Wong
Innovation Coordinator
UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund
605 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10158


      


Survey! HRH2030 Adolescent Family Planning Provider Competencies

Erin Seiler
 

 

Dear fellow Family Planning advocates and practitioners,

 

I am writing to you on behalf of the USAID-funded HRH2030 Program (www.hrh2030program.org) , which has been collaborating with USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) in Washington to build upon World Health Organization (WHO) adolescent competencies and several global efforts, to provide easily accessible and actionable competencies for family planning service providers.  Insufficient awareness of unequal power dynamics, social norms, and unconscious bias with regards to age can result in poor accessibility, acceptability, and lower quality family planning services. However, with increased understanding of adolescent development and reproductive health and rights, providers can offer more responsive services to adolescent clients, providing information and education about puberty, sexual reproductive health and reproductive rights, and access to contraceptive services. Improved provider competence in service delivery for adolescents can result in reduced unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions, voluntary and informed decisions about family planning needs, improved reproductive health outcomes and overall wellbeing.

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Kind Regards,

Erin C. Seiler
Sr. Manager | Global Health Division

Chemonics International

241 18th Street South, Suite 1200

Arlington, VA 22202

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Wednesday, September 29 - Prioritizing the prevention of pregnancies in girls younger than 15 years in the public health agenda (simultaneous translation in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French)

Ados May
 

Registration: https://paho-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FtxTdvSrRlKoBixCJ6jgNA

 

 

Simultaneous English-Spanish-French-Portuguese translation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today is World Contraception Day!

Nandita Thatte
 

Dear IBP Colleagues,


Today is World Contraception Day! Thank you to all that joined us last week for the IBP Virtual Partners Meeting where we celebrated and shared new research, tools and approaches to support sexual and reproductive health and rights for people worldwide! We had close to 600 participants join live during the day for the events! For those that registered, all sessions were recorded and can be viewed on the conference platform using your login details.

 

In addition, please see some important resources and updates from the WHO Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research, including the UN Special Research Programme HRP, celebrating some of the key activities, achievements and partnerships of the past year.

 

With best wishes,

 

IBP Secretariat

 


 

 

Dear colleagues,

 

Today is World Contraception Day! Contraceptive information and services are fundamental to the health and human rights of all individuals.

 

Join the WHO Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research, including the UN Special Research Programme HRP, in celebrating some of the key activities, achievements and partnerships of the past year which are improving sexual and reproductive health and rights for all – in spite of overwhelming health system challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Help amplify important messages by:

 

  • Retweeting this thread from @WHO
  • Retweeting this thread from @HRPResearch
  • Reading and sharing the ongoing activites, tools and research below

Country partners – The WHO Family Planning Accelerator project supports Ministries of Health and partners in 14 countries to improve access to quality and rights-based family planning services. Recent activities include:

  • Family planning awareness campaign for youth and adolescents in Kinshasaa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Dissemination of the revised curricula for Lady Health Visitors (LHVs) and Family Welfare Workers (FWWs), Pakistan
  • Standardized Family planning training in Ermera municipality, Timor-Leste
  • South-South Learning Exchange (SSLE) ongoing between Nigeria - Uganda, Nepal - Sri Lanka and Cote d’Ivoire – Guinea, with three more countries (Niger, Pakistan, Tanzania) preparing to embark on the SSLE
  • Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights Technical Assistance (AYSRHR TA) Mechanism which is currently responding to and supporting 10 countries (Afghanistan, Cameroon, Colombia, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo)

IBP Network – With over 80 member organizations, the IBP Network convenes partners to share best practices, experiences and tools to support family planning and reproductive health programming. Activities focus on supporting knowledge exchange, documentation, and implementation research efforts.  600 people attended the recent virtual WHO/IBP Partners Meeting, and here are five lessons learned from implementation stories gathered by IBP Network and Knowledge SUCCESS this year:

 

  • Family planning interventions are not implemented in isolation
  • In addition to High Impact Practices (HIPs), there are other “best practices” that are critical to successful program implementation
  • Linking WHO Guidelines and HIPs strengthens local implementation
  • Family planning programming is intersectoral
  • Resources are needed for documentation

Digital health COVID-19 has accelerated the rise of digital health, and digital tools and platforms have been important in WHO and HRP work on contraception this year – strengthening the collaboration of partners unable to meet face-to-face, and ensuring family planning is prioritized in WHO’s SMART Guideline approach to global guidance in the digital age:

 

  • The Digital Adaptation Kit (DAK) for Family Planning, developed by WHO, HRP, UNFPA, JSI, and PATH supports implementation of WHO contraception and family planning recommendations in countries’ digital systems:
  • The digital App for Medical Eligibility Criteria (MEC) for Contraceptive Use has an urgent role to play in supporting family planning providers in recommending safe, effective and acceptable contraception methods for women with medical conditions or medically-relevant characteristics.

Social accountability – The WHO and HRP Community and Provider driven Social Accountability Intervention (CaPSAI) Project examines how a social accountability process in the context of family planning contraceptive uptake and use, in Ghana and Tanzania. Social accountability interventions aim to propel change by raising community voices and holding duty bearers accountable for delivering on rights and entitlements. The continuing burden of unmet need for family planning and contraceptives (FP/C) services and information remains a challenge, and social accountability interventions are an emerging approach to complex social change.

 

Learn more about CaPSAI’s:

Building the evidence base –  As the main instrument within the United Nations system for research in human reproduction, HPR has a unique mandate. On World Contraception Day, do read and share the most recent publication below. You can also catch up on journal articles published by WHO and HRP on issues around contraception and SRHR here.

 

  • Journal: BioMed Research International
  • Title: Scoping Review on the Impact of Outbreaks on Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Proposed Frameworks for Pre-, Intra-, and Post-outbreak Situations
  • Short link: https://bit.ly/2XLLeEP
  • Authors: Syed Khurram Azmat, Moazzam Ali, Fahad Javaid Siddiqui, Syed Farhan Ali Tirmizi, James Kiarie
  • Abstract:
    • Introduction. Recent experiences from global outbreaks have highlighted the severe disruptions in sexual and reproductive health services that expose women and girls to preventable health risks. Yet, to date, there is no review studying the possible impact of outbreaks on sexual and reproductive health (SRH). 
    • Methodology. Studies reporting outbreaks impacting sexual and reproductive health and pregnancy outcomes were identified using MEDLINE, Embase, and ISI-WoS. Reported impacts were reviewed at systems, community, and legislative levels. Results. The initial run listed 4423 studies; the 37 studies that met all inclusion criteria were mainly from Latin America and Africa. Studies on outbreaks of diseases like Zika and Ebola have documented declines in facility-based deliveries, contraceptive use, and antenatal and institutional care due to burdened healthcare system. Service usage was also impacted by a lack of trust in the healthcare system and system shocks, including workforce capacity and availability. At the community level, poverty and lack of awareness were critical contributors to poor access to SRH services. Assessing the target population’s knowledge, attitude, beliefs, and behavior and using health literacy principles for communication were fundamental for designing service delivery. Online resources for SRH services were an acceptable medium of information among young adults. In outbreak situations, SRH and pregnancy outcomes were improved by implementing laboratory surveillance, free-of-cost contraceptive services, improved screening through professional training, and quality of care. In addition, mobile health clinics were reported to be effective in remote areas. 
    • Knowledge Contribution. In outbreaks, the interventions are categorized into preoutbreak, during, and postoutbreak periods. The proposed steps can help to improve and do course correction in emergencies. Though conducted before the COVID-19 crisis, the authors believe that lessons can be drawn from the paper to understand and mitigate the impact of the pandemic on sexual and reproductive health services.

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Best wishes,

HRP Communications


     

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

Find us: www.who.int/reproductivehealth/en/
Follow us: @HRPresearch

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Nandita Thatte, DrPH

Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

Email: thatten@...

www.ibpnetwork.org

 

 


Please Join Us! Faith Leaders: Allies in Youth and Women's Well-being

Jamie Greenberg
 

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Hello!

We hope you will join us for the upcoming webinar, Faith Leaders: Allies in Youth and Women's Well-being, which is jointly organized by the Passages Project (Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University) and the PACE Project (Population Reference Bureau), and will be held on September 27, 2021, from 9:00-10:30am EST. The webinar will include French-English interpretation.

To register, please use this link: https://bit.ly/3lqLu4e

We hope to see you there!
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Bonjour!

Nous espérons que vous vous joindrez à nous pour le prochain webinaire, Dirigeants Religieux: Alliés pour le bien-être des Jeunes et des Femmesqui est organisé conjointement par le projet Passages (Institute for Reproductive Health, Université de Georgetown) et le projet PACE (Population Reference Bureau), et aura lieu le 27 septembre 2021, de 9h à 10h30 GMT/UTC -4. Le webinaire comprendra une interprétation français-anglais.
Pour vous inscrire, veuillez utiliser ce lien : https://bit.ly/3lqLu4e
Nous espérons vous voir là-bas!
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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.


COVID Behaviors Dashboard

Ados May
 

COVID Behaviors Dashboard: This new interactive tool Chart, radar chart

Description automatically generated captures information on knowledge, attitudes and behaviors around vaccines, masking, testing and more from 12 million people in 115 countries. 

 

The COVID Behaviors Dashboard visualizes data from the COVID-19 Trends and Impact Survey (CTIS), launched by Facebook with the Delphi Group at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Maryland Social Data Science Center. Insights and analyses on how to use the data were written by researchers and social and behavior change communication experts at CCP in collaboration with WHO’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network. This site is intended to be used by policy makers, health officials and practitioners at national and subnational levels to better understand the behavioral drivers behind vaccine uptake, masking and physical distancing among other behaviors that affect the spread of COVID-19.

 

Data from this ongoing survey is collected daily and the dashboard is updated every two weeks. More information on the survey, methodology and visuals can be found here.

  


New article: Insights into the design, development and implementation of a novel digital health tool for skilled birth attendants to support quality maternity care in Kenya

Niina Ahola
 

Dear network members,


Sharing a new article that just got published in the BMJ’s Family Medicine & Community Health on the topic of using human-centred design to co-create a mobile digital health tool that supports skilled birth attendants with diagnostics, documentation, and data management.


Bartlett L, Avery L, Ponnappan P, et al. 2021: Insights into the design, development and implementation of a novel digital health tool for skilled birth attendants to support quality maternity care in Kenya. Fam Med Com Health; 9:e000845.

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


Best regards,


Niina Ahola
Communications Specialist


Tel: +358407318929 
Käenkuja 3 A 5th floor, 00500 Helsinki, Finland

   
Formerly known as M4ID.


Reminder: Survey | Obstacles to the conduct of COVID-19 clinical research in low-resource settings

Laila HARRAS-PELLETIER
 

Dear colleagues, 

This is a reminder that you can still contribute to a survey on obstacles to conduct COVID-19 clinical research in low- and middle-income countries. 
The COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition would be grateful to get your feedback on this very important topic. 


Best wishes, 

Laila Harras-Pelletier
Graduate - Public Policy, Global Health
Project Associate Consultant @DNDi
Sciences Po
T. +33 (0)6  41 27 30 95
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On Mon, Aug 30, 2021 at 5:57 PM Laila HARRAS-PELLETIER <laila.harraspelletier@...> wrote:

 

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Survey | Obstacles to the conduct of COVID-19 clinical research in low-resource settings

Dear colleagues,

The COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition has issued a very short survey to get a pulse-check from researchers on whether COVID-19 clinical research has been easier than normal or more difficult to conduct during the pandemic, considering time to funding, reviews and permissions, importation of study materials, and other requirements. We would greatly appreciate your participation in this anonymous survey, which should not take more than 5 minutes, and we invite you to share it with others in your network

 

FILL OUT THE SURVEY

 

Laila Harras-Pelletier
Graduate - Public Policy, Global Health
Project Associate Consultant @DNDi
Sciences Po
T. +33 (0)6  41 27 30 95
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IBP PARTNERS MEETING 23 Sep - Agenda and registration link!

Carolin Ekman
 



IBP PARTNERS MEETING 23 Sep - View the agenda and register today! 

Don't forget to register to our virtual partners meeting, which takes place on 23 September to:

  • celebrate World Contraception Day
  • provide a platform to share successes and failures in FP/SRH programming
  • highlight the role of local partners

 

Our agenda includes sessions on:

  • Human rights and equity in SRHR programming
  • Oops! Ah-ha! ”Failures” in FP program implementation
  • Shifting the power within global health: The role of local organizations
  • Covid-19: Adapting family planning programming in the era of Covid-19
  • Knowledge Café: IBP Partners presenting tools in FP/SRH

 

For more information on the event and the full agenda, see the attached documents.  

 

Haven't registered to the event yet? 

Register for free today! 


IGWG Male Engagement Task Force Event - September 21st at 8:30am EDT

Danette Wilkins
 

Greetings Colleagues,

We invite you to attend an upcoming event brought to you by the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) Male Engagement Task Force (METF). The event will be hosted in English.

21 September 2021 - Tuesday

2021 STATE OF THE ART IN ENGAGING MEN AND BOYS IN HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT: A TECHNICAL MARKETPLACE

Time: 8:30am - 10:30am EDT (Washington DC) - 2 hours / convert to your time zone here

Location: virtual - register to attend online here  

Host: Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) Male Engagement Task Force (METF)

As strides in recent years advance the research and programming around engaging men and boys in health and development, 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. 

There will be over 10 lightning talks from researchers and programmers highlighting the work that they're doing around the world to engage men and boys as clients, partners, and agents of change for their own health and well-being as well as that of their partners, families, and communities. Join this event to learn about the latest research and programming and network with colleagues from around the globe.

To learn more about this event and its focus, please see here.


On behalf of the IGWG METF Co-Chairs, thank you very much for your attention.

Kindly,

Danette

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Danette Wilkins, MPH

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Honorific: Ms. & Mx. What is this?

 

Program Officer II, Family Planning & Reproductive Health

Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

 

email: danette.wilkins@...  

www.breakthroughactionandresearch.org

 


New article: Impact of Outbreaks on Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Proposed Frameworks for Pre-, Intra-, and Postoutbreak Situations

Ados May
 

Dear colleagues

Hope you are staying well and keeping safe. Sharing a new article that just got published.

 

Syed Khurram Azmat, Moazzam Ali, Fahad Javaid Siddiqui, Syed Farhan Ali Tirmizi, James Kiarie. Scoping Review on the Impact of Outbreaks on Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Proposed Frameworks for Pre-, Intra-, and Postoutbreak Situations. BioMed Research International  (IF3.411),  Pub Date : 2021-09-08, DOI: 10.1155/2021/9989478

Access the article at: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2021/9989478/

 

Summary

Introduction. Recent experiences from global outbreaks have highlighted the severe disruptions in sexual and reproductive health services that expose women and girls to preventable health risks. Yet, to date, there is no review studying the possible impact of outbreaks on sexual and reproductive health (SRH). Methodology. Studies reporting outbreaks impacting sexual and reproductive health and pregnancy outcomes were identified using MEDLINE, Embase, and ISI-WoS. Reported impacts were reviewed at systems, community, and legislative levels. Results. The initial run listed 4423 studies; the 37 studies that met all inclusion criteria were mainly from Latin America and Africa. Studies on outbreaks of diseases like Zika and Ebola have documented declines in facility-based deliveries, contraceptive use, and antenatal and institutional care due to burdened healthcare system. Service usage was also impacted by a lack of trust in the healthcare system and system shocks, including workforce capacity and availability. At the community level, poverty and lack of awareness were critical contributors to poor access to SRH services. Assessing the target population’s knowledge, attitude, beliefs, and behavior and using health literacy principles for communication were fundamental for designing service delivery. Online resources for SRH services were an acceptable medium of information among young adults. In outbreak situations, SRH and pregnancy outcomes were improved by implementing laboratory surveillance, free-of-cost contraceptive services, improved screening through professional training, and quality of care. In addition, mobile health clinics were reported to be effective in remote areas. Knowledge Contribution. In outbreaks, the interventions are categorized into preoutbreak, during, and postoutbreak periods. The proposed steps can help to improve and do course correction in emergencies. Though conducted before the COVID-19 crisis, the authors believe that lessons can be drawn from the paper to understand and mitigate the impact of the pandemic on sexual and reproductive health services.

 

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

Best regards

Moazzam

 

 

 

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 |

 

 


Tomorrow: 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

Click here for your local time zone.

 

 

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:

 

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

 

 

Register now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/985229904578189836

 

 

Useful links:

 

FDS is codified: https://tciurbanhealth.org/courses/india-services-supply/lessons/fixed-day-static-approach/

 

Most significant change stories on FDS available at: https://tciurbanhealth.org/topics/india/

 

 

All Implementation Stories: https://ibpnetwork.org/page/implementation-stories

 

WHO web story: https://www.who.int/news/item/01-06-2021-what-worked-for-us-knowledge-sharing-to-improve-reproductive-health-programming

 

 

 

Twitter:  @IBP_network and #HIPs4FP

 

 

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Webinar on Sept 23: Voluntary Family Planning in Fragile Settings

Christopher Lindahl
 

 

Strengthening Health Resilience to Improve Voluntary Family Planning in Fragile Settings

 

 

Thursday, September 23

8:30-10:00 DC | 12:30-14:00 Bamako | 15:30-17:00 Nairobi

 

More than half of all maternal and child deaths occur in countries affected by conflict, disasters, weak governance and institutions, population displacements, and other acute and chronic crises. In these settings, increased illness and death result from disruptions to basic health services and systems.

To acknowledge World Contraception Day, join MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience for a webinar to explore approaches to improving access to and quality of voluntary family planning services in fragile settings. From self-care and respectful care to male engagement and supply chain management, traditional development approaches need adaptations and refinements to strengthen the health resilience of individuals, households, communities, and the broader health system to minimize the impact of shocks and stresses.

 

 

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Join Webinar on TCI's Tool to Assess Scale and Sustainability 6 October, 2021, at 7am EDT

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

RAISE assessment in Kenya

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

Wednesday, 6 October, 2021

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

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

Opening remarks from special guest and scale expert Larry Cooley

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

Panelists

Dr. Narendra Kumar Jain

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

Madam Dorcas Talatu Abu

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

Jules Coly

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

Florence Solomon

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

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Reminder: Webinar 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

Click here for your local time zone.

 

 

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:

 

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

 

 

Register now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/985229904578189836

 

 

Useful links:

 

FDS is codified: https://tciurbanhealth.org/courses/india-services-supply/lessons/fixed-day-static-approach/

 

Most significant change stories on FDS available at: https://tciurbanhealth.org/topics/india/

 

 

All Implementation Stories: https://ibpnetwork.org/page/implementation-stories

 

WHO web story: https://www.who.int/news/item/01-06-2021-what-worked-for-us-knowledge-sharing-to-improve-reproductive-health-programming

 

 

 

Twitter:  @IBP_network and #HIPs4FP

 

 

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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 :

 

https://jhpiego.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkcuyqqDkuGdJdo7eFz4-vEWr14nLOMYob

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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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


 

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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

Click here for your local time zone.

 

 

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

 

 

Register now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/985229904578189836

 

 

Useful links:

 

FDS is codified: https://tciurbanhealth.org/courses/india-services-supply/lessons/fixed-day-static-approach/

 

Most significant change stories on FDS available at: https://tciurbanhealth.org/topics/india/

 

 

All Implementation Stories: https://ibpnetwork.org/page/implementation-stories

 

WHO web story: https://www.who.int/news/item/01-06-2021-what-worked-for-us-knowledge-sharing-to-improve-reproductive-health-programming

 

 

 

Twitter:  @IBP_network and #HIPs4FP

 

 

Ados V. May, MPA | IBP Network | Senior Technical Advisor

1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 550 | Washington, DC 20004 |

www.ibpnetwork.org o: +1 202 808 3846 | m: +1 202 999 8816 |

email: ados.may@... | Skype: adosmay

 

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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.

 

Moderator

  • Ebony Easley, Deputy Director, Access Collaborative, JSI

 

Presenters

  • 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: https://tinyurl.com/FPdatawebinar

 

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 www.FPoptions.org/TA.

 

 

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.

 

Modérateur

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

 

Présentateurs

  • 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 : https://tinyurl.com/FPdatawebinar

 

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 www.FPoptions.org/TA.

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