Webinar: Role of Multi-Sectoral Partnerships in UHC

Ilayda Orankoy

Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening! Apologies for cross-posting.


Passing along the below invitation for Universal Health Coverage: Role of Multi Sectoral Partnerships, a UHC Day celebration hosted by Pathfinder International. Please see below to learn more and register. Please share with anyone who might be interested! Thank you.  


Ilayda Oranköy (she/her)
(202) 804-4608

Available in English and French | Interprétation en anglais et en français disponible


Each year on December 12th, the world celebrates the International Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, an official UN-designated day, to raise awareness of the need for strong, equitable and resilient health systems and universal health coverage. Leave No One’s Health Behind: Invest in Health Systems for All is the theme for UHC Day 2021. To end this crisis and build a safer and healthier future, we must invest in health systems that protect us all — now. UHC Day Campaign on December 12, 2021 will mark 2 years since the first case of COVID-19 was reported.

This year Pathfinder is joining the global movement in celebration of this year’s UHC day by hosting a virtual webinar. The aim of the webinar is to celebrate the universal health coverage day and use it as an advocacy platform to host a multi-sectoral panel to discuss the importance of UHC and the role of multi sectoral partnerships to achieving UHC in low- and middle-income countries. The webinar will host panelists from different regions to share experience on progress towards achieving UHC.  



  • Crystal Lander, Chief of Strategic Engagement, Pathfinder
  • Dr. Tabinda Sarosh, Country Director, Pathfinder Pakistan
  • Dr. Habeeb Salami, Global Advocacy Director, Global Affairs, Pathfinder
  • Dr. Amina Dorayi, Country Director, Pathfinder Nigeria
  • Dr. Asnake Mengistu, Senior Country Director, Pathfinder Ethiopia
  • Mohammad Abdus Salam Khan, Joint Secretary, Medical Education and Family Welfare Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh
  • Dr. Mercy Onsando, Chief Executive Officer, Health NGOs’ Network (HENNET), Kenya
  • Md. Mizanur Rahman, Deputy General Manager, Marketing, Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Bangladesh
  • Dr. Olumide Okunola, Technical Advisor to the Minister of Health, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Akhtar Rashid, Chief Executive Officer, Health NGOs’ Network (HENNET), Kenya
  • Dr. Sidbéwendé Pierre Yameogo, Technical Secretary, One Health and Universal Health Coverage, Office of the Minister of Health, Burkina Faso


The Pitch Regional Competitions: Application Deadline is December 10

Ados May


Dear colleagues,


The Pitch Season 2 is now in full swing! The deadline to submit an application for The Pitch Season 2 is Friday, December 10, at 11:59 P.M. EST. Before submitting an application, head over to The Pitch webpage to review guidelines, application guidance, and frequently asked questions. Applications can be submitted in English or French.


Missed our launch event on November 30? As a reminder, The Pitch is a series of regional competitions in which a panel of judges awards funding to knowledge management (KM) champions working in FP/RH at the national and regional level. FP/RH organizations in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia will be awarded up to USD $50,000 to implement their innovative ideas, changing how we share knowledge and experiences in the FP/RH sector. 




Chers collègues,


La saison 2 de The Pitch bat son plein ! La date limite pour soumettre une demande pour la saison 2 de The Pitch est le vendredi 10 décembre à 23 h 59, heure normale de l'Est. Avant de soumettre une demande, rendez-vous sur la page web du Pitch pour consulter les lignes directrices, les conseils de candidature et les questions fréquemment posées. Les candidatures peuvent être soumises en anglais ou en français.


Vous avez manqué notre événement de lancement du 30 novembre ? Pour rappel, The Pitch est une série de concours régionaux dans le cadre desquels un panel de juges accorde des financements à des champions et des championnes de la gestion des connaissances (GC) qui travaillent dans la PF/SR aux niveaux national et régional. Des organisations de PF/SR d’Afrique subsaharienne et d’Asie recevront jusqu’à 50 000 US dollars pour concrétiser leurs idées innovantes, qui changeront la façon dont nous partageons les connaissances et les expériences dans le secteur de la PF/SR. 


FW: Register for Dec 9 webinar on COVID-19 and FP data

Sophie Weiner

Dear colleagues,


Knowledge SUCCESS analyzed PMA data from seven countries in Africa and Asia to find out the impact of COVID-19 on family planning in the first year of the pandemic.


Please join us for a webinar on December 9th, 2021 (8:00 AM – 9:00 AM ET) to explore the findings.


See below for details—or click here to register.





Sophie Weiner

KM & Comms Program Officer, Knowledge SUCCESS

Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs | | 410-659-6331

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We’ll review data from seven countries in Africa and Asia



Connecting the dots

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COVID-19 was expected to have devastating impacts on family planning. Did it?


Dear Family Planning champion,


Though COVID-19 resulted in many disruptions to health services including family planning (FP) services, the pandemic has also led to some positive FP-related policy, supply chain, program and service delivery adaptations around the world. So what impact, if any, have these adaptations had on contraceptive use dynamics during the pandemic?


Knowledge SUCCESS analyzed Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA) data from seven countries in Africa and Asia to answer this question. Join us as we explore the impact of COVID-19 on family planning in the first year of the pandemic, answering such questions as:

  • Did pregnancy intentions or contraceptive use change during the first year of the pandemic?
  • How did family planning programs respond?
  • What lessons can be applied to future pandemics or crisis situations

We’ll also share FP programmatic experiences from three countries - Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar, and Nepal - that showed exceptional resilience and opportunity in their response.  



Connecting the dots between COVID-19 and family planning

Thursday, December 9, 2021
8:00-9:00 am EST

This event will be simultaneously interpreted in French.


Introduction and welcome

Moderated by Ruwaida Salem, Knowledge Solutions Team Lead, Knowledge SUCCESS


Presentation of data from Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, DRC (Kinshasa), Kenya, India (Rajasthan), Nigeria (Lagos), and Uganda

Presented by Catherine Packer, Research Associate III, FHI 360, SUCCESS


Discussion of data findings and questions from the audience

Featuring experts from PMA, Breakthrough ACTION, Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN), and DMPA-SC Access Collaborative



On s'attendait à ce que COVID-19 ait des effets dévastateurs sur la planification familiale. L'a-t-il été ? 


Cher/chère Sophie,


Bien que l'épidémie COVID-19 ait entraîné de nombreuses perturbations dans les services de santé, y compris les services de planification familiale (PF), la pandémie a également entraîné des adaptations positives des politiques, de la chaîne d'approvisionnement, des programmes et de la prestation de services liés à la PF dans le monde entier. Quel impact, le cas échéant, ces adaptations ont-elles eu sur la dynamique de l'utilisation des contraceptifs pendant la pandémie ?


Knowledge SUCCESS a analysé les données de Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA) de sept pays d'Afrique et d'Asie pour répondre à cette question. Joignez-vous à nous pour explorer l'impact de COVID-19 sur la planification familiale au cours de la première année de la pandémie, en répondant à des questions telles que :

  • Les intentions de grossesse ou l'utilisation de contraceptifs ont-elles changé au cours de la première année de la pandémie ?
  • Comment les programmes de planification familiale ont-ils réagi ?
  • Quelles leçons peuvent être appliquées aux futures pandémies ou situations de crise ?

Nous partagerons également les expériences programmatiques de PF de trois pays - la Côte d'Ivoire, Madagascar et le Népal - qui ont fait preuve d'une résilience et d'une opportunité exceptionnelles dans leur réponse.



Les liens entre COVID-19 et la planification familiale

Jeudi 9 décembre 2021
8h00-9h00 HNE
Cet événement sera interprété simultanément en français.

Introduction et bienvenue 

Modéré par Ruwaida Salem, chef d'équipe des solutions de connaissances, Knowledge SUCCESS


Présentation des données du Burkina Faso, de la Côte d'Ivoire, de la RDC (Kinshasa), du Kenya, de l'Inde (Rajasthan), du Nigeria (Lagos) et de l'Ouganda.
Présenté par Catherine Packer, Associée de recherche III, Knowledge SUCCESS


Discussion des résultats des données et questions de public

Avec des experts de la PMA, de Breakthrough ACTION, de Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN), et de DMPA-SC Access Collaborative 




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Celebrate Human Rights Day with poetry

Alexane Bremshey

Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters (SRHM) is pleased to invite you to join us on Human Rights Day (December 10) for the launch of our poetry collection on sexual and reproductive justice.

The event will be moderated by Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad, a poet, medical doctor and sexologist who specializes in the care and support of transgender and gender non-conforming persons. The panel includes SRHR experts who are also poets as well as three guest poets from our recent call for poetry. Following the event, poems from our poetry collection will be published weekly until the anthology is available on Women's Day in March.

Register here:

DATE: December 10, 2021
TIME: 7am Los Angeles / 10am New York / 3pm London / 4pm Geneva / 5pm Cape Town / 8:30pm New Delhi / 11pm Manila

New Handbook from R4S: Drug Shop Operators' Provision of Injectable Contraception

Ados May


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Reminder: Webinar Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Infographic Country Snapshots - 16 December, 2021, 09:00 Washington/ 15:00 Geneva/ 17:00 Nairobi

Ados May








16 December, 2021 – 09:00 Washington / 15:00 Geneva / 17:00 Nairobi


Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Infographic Country Snapshots

Register today!




Realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) requires the provision of comprehensive, people-centred services, that address different, often interconnected components of SRHR, and that are supported by an enabling environment, quality health systems, and meaningful community engagement. Data on SRHR is routinely collected but it is often difficult to get the scope and complexity at the country level of the interconnected components.


In December, a set of country-specific infographic snapshots on SRHR are being launched for all 194 WHO member states that will provide a ‘one-stop’ overview bringing together publicly available SRHR data from verified sources. By highlighting the national SRHR situation – including successes, areas for improvement, data gaps, and innovative approaches such as self-care interventions – these infographic snapshots can be used by policy makers, researchers and civil societies for determining priorities, planning programmes, resource mobilization, and strengthening health systems, service delivery and community engagement.


WHO and UNFPA invite you to this webinar, hosted by The IBP Network, where the SRHR infographic snapshots will be presented and where we will unpack the importance of having comprehensive SRHR data.


Host- Ados May, IBP Network

Moderator – Manjulaa Narasimhan, WHO 



Jon Hopkins, Independent Consultant – Introduction to the SRHR country infographics  

Tumie Komanyane, Frontline AIDS 

Karthik Srinivasan, The Children's Investment Fund Foundation

Khurshed Nosirov, WHO

Q+A and Closing remarks – Tim Sladden, UNFPA






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

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Webinar: Covid-19, vacunas y embarazo/Covid-19, immunization and pregnancies

Ados May




What does the experience suggest?


Based on the latest evidence and on the recommendations on immunization against COVID-19 for pregnant women, as well as on the lessons learned from country experiences, following a question and answer format, this webinar, organized by the Regional Task Force on Maternal Mortality Reduction (GTR, for its acronym in Spanish), aims to present the regional panorama of COVID-19 vaccination among pregnant women and the different national strategies implemented to promote vaccination in this population.


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


Tuesday, November 30, 2021

10:00hs (Panama City) | 10:00hs (WDC) | 12:00hs (Asunción, Montevideo)


Simultaneous translation Spanish English will be provided


Register here*



Simultaneous Spanish-English translation available

*After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar.

If the virtual room capacity is exceeded, you can follow the session on the PAHO YouTube channel






¿Qué sugiere la experiencia?


A partir de la presentación de las últimas evidencias y recomendaciones sobre la inmunización contra la COVID-19 para las embarazadas y de las estrategias implementadas para lograr mayor cobertura, las lecciones aprendidas en los países y en una dinámica de preguntas y respuestas, este seminario web organizado por el Grupo de Trabajo Regional para la Reducción de la Mortalidad Materna (GTR) busca contribuir a que las personas que participen en la reunión dispongan de un análisis de la situación de las vacunas contra la COVID-19 y las embarazadas, y que conozcan diferentes estrategias para promover la vacunación que algunos Estados están impulsando.


El Grupo de Trabajo Regional para la Reducción de la Mortalidad Materna es un mecanismo interagencial formado por agencias técnicas de las Naciones Unidas, organismos bilaterales y multilaterales de cooperación, organizaciones no gubernamentales y redes profesionales de la región. Sus miembros incluyen UNFPA/LACRO, el Centro Latinoamericano de Perinatología, Salud de la Mujer y Reproductiva de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de la Salud, Management Sciences for Health, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership, el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia, la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional, el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, el Banco Mundial, la Confederación Internacional de Matronas, la Federación Latinoamericana de Sociedades de Obstetricia y Ginecología, Fòs Feminista e Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Initiative.




Martes 30 de noviembre de 2021

10:00hs (Ciudad de Panamá) | 10:00hs (WDC) | 12:00hs (Asunción, Montevideo)


Traducción simultánea en español e inglés


Registro aquí*



*Luego de la inscripción, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación con información para unirse al seminario web

Si se supera la capacidad de la sala virtual, podrá seguir la sesión en vivo a través del canal de la OPS en YouTube






Basic Psychosocial Skills: Training for COVID-19 Responders

Michele Rumsey

Dear Colleagues,

I am glad to inform you about this FREE online course and certificate - Basic Psychosocial Skills: Training for COVID-19 Responders , developed to support the mental health and wellbeing of first responders in the region by further developing a set of basic psychosocial skills in response to COVID-19. We hope the course will provide support for the mental health and wellbeing of first responders in the region.


“The training is timely and important during this time. We need to have more of this training”

This FREE course has been adapted from the IASC Basic Psychosocial Skills: A Guide for COVID-19 First Responders Guide, in collaboration with the World Health Organization Pacific Working Group.


“Thank you so much. I enjoyed the course and I would like to say that the course's instructional design was exceptional. Congratulations to the team!”

We had over 600 participants in the first  few weeks from across the world.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to get in contact with the Centre  whocc@...


Basic Psychosocial Skills: Training for COVID-19 Responders 

The Basic Psychosocial Skills online Training is a FREE program for those affected by the pandemic designed to build resilience and mental health wellbeing for first responders and frontline health staff.  


The FREE online course: 

  1. Focuses on personal well-being 
  2. Explores supportive communication in everyday interactions 
  3. Provides a practical framework to enable first responders to support others to problem-solve and make healthy decisions 
  4. Examines how to recognise emotional patterns and provide support to individuals 
  5. Provides a certificate on completion 

View a detailed video on how to sign up: 

Enrol for this FREE online course: here 

Read instructions on how to sign up:  

Read more about the basic psychosocial skills course:  

You will need an email account to register and log in for the online course. 


For more information and full Power Point with facilitation notes, please contact michele.rumsey@... 



   Which Brower is better to use for this course?

   It is recommended to use Google Chrome for this online course.


   How many resources are provided in the Basic Psychosocial Skills training program? 

   The program provides 3 resources. Guidance report, short online course
presentation with facilitation notes. 


   How many languages is the guidance offered in? 

   While the online course is only in English, the guidance report is provided in 28 languages.  


   Is the online course time-bound? 

   No. The online course is self-paced and takes an average of 3 hours to complete with a short quiz
   and a certificate awarded.  





Michele Rumsey FACN

WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Development,

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health
University of Technology Sydney
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Request for literature on implementation strategies to scale up self-administered DMPA-SC injections

Adeniyi Aderoba

Dear Colleagues,


The Contraception and Fertility Care Unit of the UNDP–UNFPA–UNICEF–WHO–World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP), Department of Sexual Reproductive Health and Research, at the World Health Organization has commissioned a scoping review on the strategies to scale up self-administered subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC) injections. This will aid a better understanding of the barriers that prevent effective implementation of self-administered DMPA-SC programs and provide solutions to these implementation problems.


Research has shown that the self-administration of DMPA-SC is a feasible, safe, and effective contraceptive method. Users who self-administered DMPA-SC show higher continuation rates at one year compared with those who had provider-administered injections. DMPA-SC has been registered for self-injection in many countries. Still, there are challenges to interventions to roll out this new efficacious contraceptive method, and major implementation issues have been encountered for scale-up. Another challenge is that many of these interventions are described in the grey literature and not published in peer-reviewed publications.


Therefore, we are keen to identify any literature, including academic articles, white papers, (project) reports, measurement tools or topic guides, etc., covering issues related to implementation strategies to scale up self-administered DMPA-SC injections. If you are aware of this literature, kindly share the electronic file with us (adeniyi.aderoba@... or steynp@...) before 7th December 2021.


The protocol for the scoping review can be accessed by clicking here, and the results will be shared with you once it is completed.


Thanks in advance for your contributions,


The Scoping Review Team

Dr. Adeniyi Aderoba - MBBS, MSc.(Oxon), FWACS, FMCOG
Email: adeniyi.aderoba@...
Twitter: @ade_aderoba

Save the date: Webinar Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Infographic Country Snapshots - 16 December, 2021, 09:00 Washington/ 15:00 Geneva/ 17:00 Nairobi

Ados May







16 December, 2021 – 09:00 Washington / 15:00 Geneva / 17:00 Nairobi


Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Infographic Country Snapshots

Register today!




Realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) requires the provision of comprehensive, people-centred services, that address different, often interconnected components of SRHR, and that are supported by an enabling environment, quality health systems, and meaningful community engagement. Data on SRHR is routinely collected but it is often difficult to get the scope and complexity at the country level of the interconnected components.


In December, a set of country-specific infographic snapshots on SRHR are being launched for all 194 WHO member states that will provide a ‘one-stop’ overview bringing together publicly available SRHR data from verified sources. By highlighting the national SRHR situation – including successes, areas for improvement, data gaps, and innovative approaches such as self-care interventions – these infographic snapshots can be used by policy makers, researchers and civil societies for determining priorities, planning programmes, resource mobilization, and strengthening health systems, service delivery and community engagement.


WHO and UNFPA invite you to this webinar, hosted by The IBP Network, where the SRHR infographic snapshots will be presented and where we will unpack the importance of having comprehensive SRHR data.


Host- Ados May, IBP Network

Moderator – Manjulaa Narasimhan, WHO 



Jon Hopkins, Independent Consultant – Introduction to the SRHR country infographics  

Tumie Komanyane, Frontline AIDS 

Karthik Srinivasan, The Children's Investment Fund Foundation

Khurshed Nosirov, WHO

Q+A and Closing remarks – Tim Sladden, UNFPA






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

m: +1 202 999 8816 |email: ados.may@... |



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Save the date: Supporting Providers to Address PPH (English & French)

Ados May


The Partnership to Advance Post-Partum Hemorrhage Care led by USAID’s Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD), (based at University Research Co., LLC), and Breakthrough Research, (based at Population Council), invites you to join us on Monday, December 6th from 8:00-9:30 AM EST/ 1:00-2:30 PM GMT to learn about how to better support providers and strengthen systems to address emergency obstetric complications.

We will highlight how our partnership and collaborators from Malawi and Madagascar (see below) advance implementation learning around mentorship models and tools, provider mental health, respectful maternity care, delivery of blood, maternal death surveillance and response systems—and lesson learned while implementing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This webinar is part of the Accelerating Evidence to Use in Policy and Programs: Strengthening & Sustaining RMNACH Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa series, co-hosted by the East, Central, and Southern Africa Health CommunityAfrican Academy of Public Health. and the University of California San Francisco.




8:00-9:30 am EST 
1:00-2:30 pm GMT


French translations will be provided during the webinar

Missed the previous webinars in the series?
Visit our YouTube channel to view the webinar repository, which includes videos of our featured speakers, panel discussion, and stakeholder highlights from each webinar in the Strengthening and Sustaining RMNCAH Systems series.

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Le Partenariat pour l'avancement des soins d'hémorragie post-partum dirigé par USAID’s Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD), (basée à University Research Co., LLC), et Breakthrough Research, (basée à Population Council), vous invite à nous rejoindre le lundi 6 décembre de 8h00 à 9h30 HNE/ 13h00 à 14h30 GMT pour découvrir comment mieux soutenir les prestataires et renforcer les systèmes pour faire face aux complications obstétricales d'urgence.

Nous soulignerons comment notre partenariat et nos collaborateurs du Malawi et de Madagascar (voir ci-dessous) font progresser l'apprentissage de la mise en œuvre autour des modèles et des outils de mentorat, de la santé mentale des prestataires, des soins de maternité respectueux, de l'administration du sang, des systèmes de surveillance et de réponse aux décès maternels et des leçons apprises lors de la mise en œuvre pendant la pandémie de COVID-19.

Ce webinaire fait partie de la série Accelerating Evidence to Use in Policy and Programs: Strengthening and Sustaining RMNCH Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, co-organisée par le East, Central, and Southern Africa Health CommunityAfrican Academy of Public Health. et le University of California San Francisco.

Décembre 2021



8:00-9:30 am EST 
1:00-2:30 pm GMT


Ce webinaire sera en anglais avec traduction en français.

Vous avez manqué les précédents webinaires de la série ?
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Schedule change: Knowledge Cafe at ECOWAS Forum on Best Practices in Health - 24 November, 2021 16:20 to 17:40 Praia (12:20 Washington/18:20 Geneva)

Ados May


Dear IBP Partners,

Our apologies, but for reasons beyond our control, the Forum is running late. The café has been moved to 16:20 local time, 12:20 Washington / 18:20 Geneva.

I hope you are still able to join us and again apologies for the inconvenience.

Best regards,






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

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Tomorrow: Knowledge Cafe at ECOWAS Forum on Best Practices in Health - 24 November, 2021 15:20 to 16:40 Praia (11:20 Washington/17:20 Geneva)

Ados May

Dear IBP Partners,

The WHO/IBP Network is hosting a Knowledge Café tomorrow at the 4th ECOWAS Forum on Best Practices in Health/4ème Forum CEDEAO des Meilleures Pratiques en Santé. This event will feature tools and resources from selected partners.

Join us on 24 November, 2021 15:20 to 16:40 Praia (11:20 Washington/17:20 Geneva. Please consult your local time here. The link to join the Knowledge café: password: 241121.

Tools will be featured in English, French and Portuguese. Please see below for more information. No registration needed for this event. We hope to see you there!



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Calling all early and mid-career researchers! FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Suzanna Bright

As part of the Making Abortion Safe programme, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, in partnership with 
Africa Research Excellence Fund, is excited to offer 12 fully-funded places on a research grant-writing workshop to junior researchers from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

Workshop participants will be supported by senior researchers to develop proposals for research within the field of abortion and/or post abortion care with seed-funding of up to $30,000 available for the top two proposals.

Full details of the programme, eligibility requirements and application details can be found here: Click for full details

ECOWAS Best Practices Forum 24-26 November 2021. Lien Zoom pour le 4ème forum CEDEAO MPS / Link to Zoom Meeting

Ados May

Dear IBP Members,


Please find below the registration link to virtually join the 4th ECOWAS Best Practices Forum in Health (FBPS) on 24-26 November 2021 in Praia, Cabo Verde and virtually. The forum will bring together senior officials from ministries of health, regional health experts, researchers and managers of training and research institutions, major local, regional and international NGOs, as well as partners in the region and elsewhere. Theme Sub-themes of the Forum:  “Innovations or Best Practices in Universal Health Coverage and Health Systems”.



Chers Participants, (english below)



Vous êtes invité à une réunion Zoom


Sujet: 4ème Forum CEDEAO des Meilleures Pratiques en Santé


Dates : 24  - 26 nov. 2021


Heures : 09:00 AM Îles du Cap-Vert

Prière vous inscrire à la date et l’heure qui vous conviennent le mieux :

Après votre inscription, vous recevrez un e-mail de confirmation contenant les instructions pour rejoindre la réunion.






Dear Participants,


You are invited to the below mentioned activity:


Subject: 4th ECOWAS Forum on Best Practices in Health


Dates: 24-26 November 2021


Time: 09:00 am Iles Cabo Verde



After your registration, you will receive a confirmation message through your Email, with instruction on how to join the Meeting.



Le 19/11/2021 10:42, Hadijatou Janneh <hjanneh@...> a écrit :





Call for new members to join the International Medical Advisory Panel (IMAP) 2022-2024

Nihal Said

Dear IBP Members,


We wanted to share with you that The International Medical Advisory Panel (IMAP)  is looking for new members to join the Panel for the next 3-year term. The IMAP is a body of medical scientists and experts in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and other relevant fields with a mandate to formulate and disseminate recommendations to the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and other stakeholders regarding best practices in SRHR, based on the best available evidence. The Panel works within the scope of IPPF’s Strategic Framework –in support of IPPF’s mission to lead a locally-owned, globally connected civil society movement that provides and enables services, and champions sexual and reproductive health and rights for all, especially the underserved.


We are looking for four new members to join the panel and replace those whose tenure came to an end. We are seeking individuals with medical and technical expertise in SRHR including service delivery, research, health systems, medical standards and quality of care. The panel is a group of international experts including those who have extensive experience working in resource- restricted settings. For the incoming members we are looking for individuals with demonstrated experience on one or more of the IMAP key areas of expertise including: Biomedical; clinical research, contraception, contraception, Maternal and child health, abortion, HIV/STIs, gender issues including sexual and gender-based violence, youth/comprehensive sexuality education, programme management, and humanitarian response. Additionally, we highly encourage and support young health professionals to apply.


For more details about the IMAP terms of reference, profiles of new members we are looking for and how to apply are available at: IMAP-newmembercall.docx (


If you meet these criteria and have relevant areas of expertise, please send your CV and a cover letter expressing your interest to Nathalie Kapp, Chief Medical Advisor at IPPF Secretariat (nkapp@...) by Tuesday, 30 November.



Many thanks,




Nihal Said | Senior Technical Advisor, Research and Partnerships 

International Planned Parenthood Federation  |  Central Office

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

email  Nsaid@...  |  skype nezzdin


Reminder! Webinar 17 Nov: Self-injection in humanitarian settings | Auto-injection dans les contextes humanitaires | Auto-injeção em contextos humanitários

Beth Balderston

Traduction française ci-dessous | Tradução em português abaixo


Can DMPA-SC Self-injection Bridge a Family Planning Access Gap in Humanitarian Settings?

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 7:30–9:00 AM EST | 12:30–200 PM GMT | 3:30–5:00 PM EAT


The PATH-JSI DMPA-SC Access Collaborative invites you to a webinar on making self-care interventions available, including DMPA-SC self-injection, in humanitarian settings. Humanitarian crises and disease outbreaks exacerbate the barriers that women face when seeking reproductive health services. They also highlight a timeless truth: women must be able to manage their own sexual and reproductive health—especially in a crisis when health systems are at their weakest.


Through this virtual discussion, we aim to address key challenges in humanitarian settings that need to be addressed in order to leverage the potential of self-injection as an option to ease access to family planning in the context of a full method mix.


Discussion highlights will include:

  • Programmatic or regulatory actions that need to be implemented
  • Country-specific cultural barriers affecting demand generation in humanitarian settings
  • Supply systems and processes in humanitarian settings compared to national systems
  • Collaboration and data sharing between agencies


The webinar will encourage all stakeholders—program implementers, researchers, government officials, health providers, and members of civil society—to consider humanitarian sector perspectives when advocating for policies that advance self-care behaviors and commodities essential to improving health outcomes in crisis settings.


This discussion will be moderated by George Barigye, Regional Technical Advisor, DMPA-SC Access Collaborative, PATH, Uganda.



  • Lilian Ndinda, Maternal and Child Health Coordinator, International Rescue Committee, South Sudan
  • Dr. Arsenia Nhancale, Program Analyst, Family Planning and HIV, United Nations Population Fund, Mozambique
  • Dr. Ronald Nyakoojo, Assistant Public Health Officer (Reproductive Health/HIV), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Uganda
  • Roselline Achola, National Programme Analyst, Family Planning, United Nations Population Fund, Uganda
  • Teddy Inera, Assistant Settlement Commandant, Focal Person for Health, Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, Uganda


This event will be held in English with simultaneous French and Portuguese interpretation provided. Please register in advance at:



L'auto-injection de DMPA-SC peut-elle combler l'écart d'accès à la planification familiale dans les contextes humanitaires ?

Mercredi 17 novembre 2021 | 7h30–9h00 EST |12h30-200 GMT | 15h30-17h00 EAT


Le Collaboratif pour l’Accès au DMPA-SC de PATH-JSI vous invite à un webinaire sur la mise à disposition d’interventions d’auto-soins, y compris l’auto-injection DMPA-SC, dans les contextes humanitaires. Les crises humanitaires et les épidémies exacerbent les obstacles auxquels les femmes sont confrontées lorsqu’elles recherchent des services de santé reproductive. Cela met également en évidence une vérité intemporelle : les femmes doivent être en mesure de gérer leur propre santé sexuelle et reproductive, en particulier en cas de crise lorsque les systèmes de santé sont les plus faibles.


À travers cette discussion virtuelle, nous visons à relever les principaux défis dans les contextes humanitaires qui doivent être abordés afin de tirer parti du potentiel de l’auto-injection en tant qu’option pour faciliter l’accès à la planification familiale dans le contexte d’une gamme de méthodes complète.


Les points saillants de la discussion comprendront :

  • Actions programmatiques ou réglementaires à mettre en œuvre
  • Obstacles culturels spécifique au pays, qui affectent la demande dans les contextes humanitaires
  • Systèmes et processus d’approvisionnement dans les contextes humanitaires par rapport aux systèmes nationaux
  • Collaboration et partage de données entre les agences


Cette discussion encouragera toutes les parties prenantes – responsables de la mise en œuvre des programmes, chercheurs, responsables gouvernementaux, prestataires de soins de santé et membres de la société civile – à prendre en compte les perspectives du secteur humanitaire lorsqu’elles préconisent des politiques qui font progresser les comportements et les produits d’auto-soins essentiels à l’amélioration des résultats en matière de santé dans les contextes de crise.


Cette discussion sera modérée par George Barigye, Conseiller Technique Régional, Le Collaboratif pour l’Accès au DMPA-SC, PATH, Ouganda.


Panélistes :


  • Lilian Ndinda, Coordonnatrice de la santé maternelle et infantile, International Rescue Committee, Soudan du Sud
  • Dr. Arsenia Nhancale, Analyste de programme, Planification familiale et VIH, Fonds des Nations Unies pour la Population, Mozambique
  • Dr. Ronald Nyakoojo, Assistant Agent de santé publique (Santé reproductive/VIH), Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés, Ouganda)
  • Roselline Achola, Analyste des programmes nationaux, Planification Familiale, Fonds des Nations Unies pour la Population, Ouganda
  • Teddy Inera, Commandant adjoint pour les refugies, Personne Focale santé, Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, Ouganda


Cet événement se déroulera en anglais avec une interprétation simultanée en français et en portugais. Veuillez-vous inscrire à l’avance :



A auto-injeção de DMPA-SC pode preencher uma lacuna de acesso ao planeamento familiar em contextos humanitários?

Quarta, 17 de novembro de 2021 | 7:30-9:00AM EST | 12:30-200 PM GMT | 15:30-17:00 EAT


DMPA-SC Access Collaborative da PATH-JSI convida-o a participar num webinar sobre a disponibilização de intervenções de auto-cuidado, incluindo a auto-injecção de DMPA-SC,  em ambientes humanitários. Crises humanitárias e surtos de doenças exacerbam as barreiras que as mulheres enfrentam quando procuram serviços de saúde reprodutiva. Destacam também uma verdade intemporal: as mulheres devem ser capazes de gerir a sua própria saúde sexual e reprodutiva, especialmente numa crise em que os sistemas de saúde estão no seu ponto mais fraco.

Através desta discussão virtual, pretendemos abordar os principais desafios em contextos humanitários  que precisam de ser abordados de modo a alavancar o potencial da auto-injecção como opção para facilitar o acesso ao planeamento familiar no contexto de uma mistura completa de métodos.


Os destaques da discussão incluirão:

  • Ações programáticas ou regulamentares que precisam de ser implementadas
  • Barreiras culturais específicas por país que afectam a geração de demanda em ambientes humanitários
  • Sistemas e processos de aprovisionamento em contextos humanitários em comparação com os sistemas nacionais
  • Colaboração e partilha de dados entre agências


Esta discussão incentivará todas as partes interessadas — implementadores de programas, investigadores, funcionários do governo, provedores de saúde e membros da sociedade civil — a considerar perspectivas do sector humanitário ao defender políticas que promovem comportamentos de auto-cuidado e mercadorias essenciais para melhorar os resultados da saúde em contextos de crise.


Esta discussão será moderada por George Barigye, Assessor Técnico Regional, DMPA-SC Access Collaborative, PATH, Uganda.



  • Lilian Ndinda, Coordenadora de Saúde Materna e Infantil, International Rescue Committee, Sudão do Sul
  • Dr. Arsenia Nhancale, Analista de Programas, Planeamento Familiar e HIV, Fundo das Nações Unidas para a População, Moçambique
  • Dr. Ronald Nyakoojo, Assistente de Saúde Pública (Saúde Reprodutiva/HIV), Alto Comissariado das Nações Unidas para os Refugiados, Uganda
  • Roselline Achola, Analista do Programa Nacional, Planeamento Familiar, Fundo das Nações Unidas para a População, Uganda
  • Teddy Inera, Comandante Assistente de Assentamento, Ponto Focal para Saúde, Assentamento de Refugiados de Kiryandongo, Uganda


Este evento será realizado em inglês com interpretação simultânea em francês e em português. Por favor, registe-se com antecedencia:

Linking research, policy and practice: Invitation and programme

Kabelka, Hannah

Dear colleagues,


I would be delighted to meet you at Share-Net International’s 10-year anniversary of the conference “Linking research, policy and practice” that spotlights students’ research findings related to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender equality & women’s empowerment (GEWE). Several sessions, such as session 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8, include presentations on topics related to family planning and reproductive health. I invite you to check out the programme and abstract dossier, register yourself to sessions of your interest and please also help us disseminate among your partners, students, colleagues etc.! Thank you very much!


The aim of the conference is to:

     Disseminate young people’s knowledge on SRHR and GEWE

     Create a safe space for open dialogue, linking and learning between different SRHR actors

     Stimulate research-informed policy and practice, particularly in SNI country-hub contexts

     Identify further gaps in research, policy and practice

     Harvest networking opportunities between Share-Net members, young researchers, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in SNI countries and the wider SRHR community

When? Full day event on Thursday, 18th of November 2021 - 9.00 – 17.00 GMT+1;

Where? Online via Zoom and Remo Conference App

How to register: Participants are required to register in advance for each session of their interest to receive the confirmation email including link to the conference session and networking event. All links can be found on the programme.

Language of the event: All knowledge sharing sessions will be in English or have interpretation available (for more information, see programme).


You can find more information about the different knowledge sharing sessions and networking events attached and online here.

We look forward to seeing you at the event,







Kind regards,

Hannah Kabelka 

KIT Royal Tropical Institute

T +31205688261

P.O. Box 95001
1090 HA Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Visitors address:
Mauritskade 64
1092 AD Amsterdam
The Netherlands



FW: Invitation 17 November: Scaling Up Sexuality Education online seminar

Judith Westeneng

Interesting webinar on scaling CSE by Rutgers & IPPF. Welcome to join and feel free to share with others.




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Webinar Invitation
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Despite a wealth of evidence on the benefits of sexuality education, many young people still lack access to it. Curious to know how you can work more effectively to reach large groups of young people in a sustainable way?
Join Rutgers on the 17 November 2021 and hear the highlights from our new study: Scaling Up Sexuality Education: Lessons learned and considerations for civil society organizations.

Event Description
Special guest Larry Cooley, a global expert on scale and sustainability, will deliver opening remarks, followed by practical experiences from organizations from Asia and Africa to sustainably scale-up sexuality education.
We will dive deeper to answer questions like:

  • How can your organizational capacity and reputation influence your scaling success?
  • How will you get traction with key-decision makers?
  • What needs to be in a successful scale-up plan?
  • And what does it cost to scale up CSE per student?

Learn more about the challenges, successes and impact from those who have tangible experience in scaling to reach millions of youth with sexuality education.
Don’t miss this event on 17 November 2021. Please kindly share this exciting announcement with youth-focused colleagues in your networks.

💻 Online event in English with French and Spanish translations
🗓️ 17 November 2021
🕒 12.00 - 13.30 GMT



Founder and President Emeritus of Management Systems International, an 800-person consulting firm headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Mr. Cooley has more than 40 years' experience in the fields of strategic management and international development.  Currently serving as President of the Society for International Development and Board Chair of World Learning, he is the author of widely used methodologies for managing change, scaling innovation, entrepreneurship development, and results-based management. Mr. Cooley has served as facilitator for three Cabinet-level working groups in the United States, and as advisor to the leaders of more than a dozen governments, foundations, and international agencies. In 2015 he co-founded the Global Community of Practice on Scaling-Up Development Outcomes which has over 1000 members in 43 countries.


Amala Rahmah
Amala, a mother with three girls, is the Rutgers Indonesia Country Representative. Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is one of the program approaches that Rutgers Indonesia has been implementing since 2010. After 10 years of CSE implementation, Rutgers Indonesia has been known as the Center of innovation of CSE across Indonesia. Amala is also working on a Doctoral Program in Research and Evaluation of Education in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her dissertation theme is about ‘Inclusive Education for Children With Disabilities’.


Audrey Kettaneh
Audrey has over 25 years of experience working in the health and education sectors in West and Southern Africa, Latin America and Asia. She has worked for DFID, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, World Bank, WHO, NGOs such as ActionAid, Rutgers, and national ministries amongst others. She has wide-ranging experience from policy development, multisector collaboration and coordination, to adolescent health; sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR); comprehensive sexuality education (CSE); HIV and AIDS; school health; health systems; and aid effectiveness.


Ishmael Kwasi Selassie
Ishmael is one of Ghana’s Civil Society active voices with close to 20 years’ experience in Adolescent and Youth sexual and reproductive health programming, advocacy and community engagements. He currently serves as the Youth Programmes and Centre of Excellence Manager at PPAG where he works to advance the rights of young people, women and girls.


Ibrahim Moussa
Ibrahim has been responsible for the development and implementation of all major programs of the Association Béninoise pour la Promotion de la Famille for more than 10 years, including advocacy, access to safe abortion, access to sexuality education, SRH services and reproductive rights of vulnerable populations. He also has over thirteen years of experience in managing development project cycles..




Webinar : Une approche éprouvée pour la mise à l'échelle de l'éducation sexuelle sexuelle 


Malgré les nombreuses preuves des avantages de l'éducation sexuelle, de nombreux jeunes n'y ont toujours pas accès. Vous êtes curieux de savoir comment vous pouvez travailler plus efficacement pour atteindre de grands groupes de jeunes de manière durable ?  

Rejoignez Rutgers le 17 novembre 2021 et écoutez les points forts de notre nouvelle étude : Mise à l'échelle de l'éducation à la sexualité : Leçons apprises et considérations pour les organisations de la société civile. 

 Description de l'événement - programme 

L'invité spécial Larry Cooley, expert mondial en matière d'échelle et de durabilité, prononcera un discours d'ouverture, suivi d'expériences pratiques d'organisations d'Asie et d'Afrique visant à étendre durablement l'éducation sexuelle.  

Nous allons plonger plus profondément pour répondre à des questions telles que : 

  • Comment la capacité et la réputation de votre organisation peuvent-elles influencer le succès de votre mise à l'échelle ? 
  • Comment allez-vous attirer l'attention des décideurs clés ?  
  • Que doit contenir un plan d'intensification réussi ?  
  • Et quel est le coût de la mise à l'échelle de l’ES par élève?  


Apprenez-en davantage sur les défis, les succès et l'impact de ceux qui ont une expérience concrète de la mise à l'échelle pour atteindre des millions de jeunes avec une éducation sexuelle.  

Ne manquez pas cet événement le 17 novembre 2021. Merci de bien vouloir partager cette annonce avec les collègues de vos réseaux qui s'intéressent à la jeunesse. 

💻 Événement en ligne en anglais avec traductions française et espagnole.
🗓️ 17 novembre 2021
🕒 12.00 - 13.30 GMT





Seminario en línea: Un enfoque probado para ampliar la educación sexual
A pesar de la gran cantidad de evidencias sobre los beneficios de la educación sexual, muchos/as jóvenes/as siguen sin tener acceso a ella. ¿Tienes curiosidad por saber cómo puedes trabajar de forma más eficaz para llegar a grandes grupos de jóvenes de forma sostenible?
Únete a Rutgers el 17 de noviembre de 2021 y conozca los aspectos más destacados de nuestro nuevo estudio: Escalabilidad de la Educación Sexual: Lecciones aprendidas y consideraciones para las organizaciones de la sociedad civil.
Descripción del evento - programa
El invitado especial Larry Cooley, experto mundial en escala y sostenibilidad, pronunciará un discurso de apertura, seguido de experiencias prácticas de organizaciones de Asia y África para la escalabilidad de forma sostenible de la educación sexual.
Profundizaremos para responder a preguntas como:
- ¿Cómo pueden influir la capacidad y la reputación de su organización en el éxito de su escalabilidad?
- ¿Cómo conseguirá la tracción de los responsables de la toma de decisiones?
- ¿Qué debe contener un plan de escalabilidad exitoso?
- ¿Y cuánto cuesta ampliar la educación integral para la sexualidad por estudiante?
Conozca los desafíos, los éxitos y el impacto de quienes tienen experiencia en la ampliación para llegar a millones de jóvenes con la educación sexual.
No te pierdas este evento el 17 de noviembre de 2021. Por favor, comparte esta invitación con colegas relevantes y jovenes interesados/as.

💻 Evento online en inglés con traducciones al francés y al español
🗓️ 17 de noviembre de 2021
🕒 12.00 - 13.30 GMT




The Centres of Excellence on Comprehensive Sexuality Education, works towards a more gender-equal world in which young people are empowered to exercise their rights and make free and informed decisions about their sexuality and well-being.
Ghana (PPAG), Togo (ATBEF) and Colombia (Profamilia) host the three regional Centres of excellence. Rutgers is the Netherlands Centre on Sexuality working in over 29 countries.





Learn more about the Centres of Excellence programme here or for specific questions, reach out to centreofexcellence@...

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Webinar: How can drug shops best be engaged to strengthen health care systems? - November 16th, 15:00-16:00 CET

Ados May




Webinar: How can drug shops best be engaged to strengthen health care systems?

16 November 2021 15:00 – 16:00 CET


Private medicine retailers are often the first port of call when people need essential medicines and basic health care, especially in rural areas. However, these drug shops and retailers often operate outside the formal medical system in low- and middle-income countries, raising concerns about the quality of the products and services on offer. This poses a challenge for formal health care systems: should there be regulations and restrictions on these informal providers, or can they be engaged to improve the reach of health services? And if so, how?

A new special issue of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice showcases findings from seven research studies on drug shops across Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nigeria, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia. The studies were part of a multi-country implementation research programme developed by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and the Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Network – both at WHO – with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

This webinar will present detailed findings from Indonesia and Nigeria and have a panel discussion to synthesize findings across the countries studied.

Register to join the webinar >


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