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Call for poetry: sexual and reproductive rights

Alexane Bremshey
 

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

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

PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES

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  • All poems must be original, unpublished work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

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

HOW TO SUBMIT

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

http://www.srhm.org/how-we-work/journal/call-for-poetry-sexual-and-reproductive-justice/ 


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

Carolin Ekman
 

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

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

·         Family Planning and/or

·         Comprehensive Abortion Care.

We are specifically interested in people with the following profiles:

·         experience in education

·         experience in competencies in SRHR

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

 

 

What are competencies for FP and CAC? 

 

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

These 60 competencies are divided into 10 domains:

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

 

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

 

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About this Delphi study 

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

 

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

 


How to express interest in participating in this Delphi study

 

Please participate in this Delphi Study, conducted by Cambridge Professional Development Ltd (on behalf of the WHO), by providing  your contact details in: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Y79D5P7

 

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


Call for tools on experience of newborn care

Annie Portela
 

Dear Colleague,

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Kind regards,

Nicole Minckas

 

Consultant

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

World Health Organization

 


New Survey Deadline! HRH2030 Adolescent Family Planning Provider Competencies

Erin Seiler
 

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

 

Dear fellow Family Planning advocates and practitioners,

 

I am writing to you on behalf of the USAID-funded HRH2030 Program (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.

 

Erin C. Seiler
Sr. Manager | Global Health Division

Chemonics International

241 18th Street South, Suite 1200

Arlington, VA 22202

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

Ados May
 

 

 

WHO/IBP Implementation Stories: Francophone Africa

 

Tuesday, October 5

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

 

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

 

Speakers include:

 

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

 

 

Register now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/618017210889896973

 

 

Links

 

Twitter:  @IBP_network and #HIPs4FP

 

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

 

mardi 5 octobre

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

Cliquez ici pour votre horaire local.

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

 

Les intervenants seront :

 

Nandita Thatte, Réseau OMS/IBP

Aissatou Thioye, Knowledge SUCCESS

Cyprien Ephrem Zinsou, ABMS/PSI - Bénin

Yacouba Ouedraogo, Jhpiego - Burkina Faso

Onisoa Rindra Ralidera, Options WISH2ACTION - Madagascar

 

Inscrivez-vous maintenant sur : https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/618017210889896973

 

 

Liens

 

Twitter:  @IBP_network and #HIPs4FP

 

 

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

Sarah Whitmarsh
 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Register now: https://tinyurl.com/SMARTAdvocacy

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Inscrivez-vous dès maintenanthttps://tinyurl.com/SMARTAdvocacy

Une interprétation en français est disponible.

 

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

Jennie Greaney
 

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

Jennie


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

Claire Cole
 

Dear IBP Community,

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

With warm wishes,

Claire Cole

 

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

Claire B. Cole | she/her

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

Sexual and Reproductive Health Department ​ | PSI

+1917.523.6523 | ccole@psi.org | psi.org

 

 


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

Kim Martin
 

 

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

RAISE assessment in Kenya

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

Wednesday, 6 October, 2021

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

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

Opening remarks from special guest and scale expert Larry Cooley

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

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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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
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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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HRP Communications


     

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including UNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF-WHO-World Bank
Special Programme of Research, Development and
Research Training in Human Reproduction

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Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

Email: thatten@...

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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
laila.harraspelletier@...



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
laila.harraspelletier@...


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

Pronouns: she/her & they/them What is this?

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

 

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