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The International Rescue Committee and USAID Partnership for Advancing Community-Based Services (PACS) project invite you to participate in a virtual event on Thursday, 9 July 9:00am-10:30am EDT. PACS, a five year project led by the International Rescue Committee in coordination with the Ministry of Health in Liberia, restored community-based health services after the Ebola epidemic and broadened capacity to implement community-based health services under the National Community Health Assistant Program (NCHAP). With speakers from the Ministry of Health in Liberia, Liberian civil society organizations, development, humanitarian, and donor agencies, along with representation from the private sector at the virtual table, we will unpack lessons from PACS, explore how these lessons learned post-Ebola response and during recovery can be applied to COVID-19 adaptations, and identify best practices for community health system strengthening for response and recovery. Register in advance for this event here or click the button below.

 

 

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locked We listen to help us learn

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Dear IBP Global,

I am happy to share with you the LeaderNet newsletter for this month, with content from USAID Advancing Nutrition, USAID ASSIST, Learning Collaborative, Abt Associates, Ariadne Labs, GTR, and more. Make sure you check out our new blogs, including two original blogs on graphic design in the development world and a collaboration with communities of practice.

If you would like to share your resources, blogs, or webinars on LeaderNet, you can contact me directly or email LeaderNet@.... Also follow us on Twitter @LeaderNet4H!

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Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Design Guide

The Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Design Guide is a facilitator’s guide with accompanying slides and handouts for a 3-day workshop. In this webinar, USAID Advancing Nutrition was joined by Feed the Future Rwanda and USAID Bureau of Food Security to discuss the guide, how to access it, and how to use it!

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In a health crisis, countries need to balance resource requirements for their emergency response against funding needs for other essential health functions. In this webinar hosted by Abt Associates, health financing experts discuss strategies being used by low- and middle-income countries to raise more resources locally.

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COVID-19 y Salud Materna, Perinatal y Anticoncepción

Este panel para directores de programa y académicos tiene el objetivo de responder a una serie de preguntas con relación a la continuidad de la atención en salud sexual y reproductiva con foco en salud materna y perinatal y planificación familiar a la luz de la pandemia COVID-19 y las últimas evidencias disponibles. Mira aquí.

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Engaging members is the toughest part of getting a community of practice to thrive, so what has worked? Bari Rabin shares four tips to keep in mind while facilitating learning communities and networks. Read her blog here.

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Graphic Design in the Development World

People respond to images faster than to blocks of text. Since individuals interpret the same images differently, it’s important to be detail-oriented and consider the target audience. In a new original blog, Husseina Bakori reflects on her experiences working as a graphic designer in the development world.

Making Sense of Communities of Practice in Global Health

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Communities of practice (CoPs) are becoming increasingly important to complement physical conferences and webinars, as they promote professional communication and understanding among different disciplines, cultures, experience, and languages. A short list of CoPs in global health is available on LeaderNet. Learn more in this blog by HIFA, Jhpiego, MSH, and Circle Project and let us know if your CoP is not yet included!

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This interactive map showcases results from the Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change members’ social norms-focused interventions and research projects. Click on a location for project summaries and tools, or filter for themes and data collection methods.

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Improving Health Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project produced an open access book of 12 case studies capturing experience improving health care and outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. The book shows how frontline providers in health and social services can identify gaps in care and propose changes to address those gaps to improve health processes and outcomes.

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FW: New Options Brief Calls for a Global Funding Effort to Support Local Advocacy

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June 2020 

 

New Options Brief Calls for a Global Funding Effort to

Support Local Advocacy


Advocacy for family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights has a strong track record of achievements. Yet how do aspirations for a resilient local civil society align with donor investments and values like local ownership and sustainability?

A new brief tackles this question and lays out options for how donors, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and governments can adopt approaches that better support local ownership of health, development, and human rights advocacy. It also a proposes a model global investment mechanism with the key elements needed to advance and sustain a meaningful advocacy effort.

The recommendations in The Future of Advocacy: Local Ownership, Sustainability, and Grant-making build on an extensive literature review and a series of consultations with more than 170 experts representing NGOs, donors, and academia. It focuses on family planning and reproductive health and rights, but findings and conclusions also apply to other health sectors and to development in general.


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moderated 🌟 Winners Selected for WHO/IBP Knowledge SUCCESS Implementation Call for Experiences

Nandita Thatte
 

Dear IBP Colleagues,

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the WHO/IBP Network and Knowledge SUCCESS Call for Implementation Stories! These stories coming soon will showcase field based experiences implementing High Impact Practices in Family Planning and using WHO Guidelines in Family Planning and Reproductive Health.

For more updates and to read more about the winning concepts, visit www.ibpnetwork.org/news or www.knowledgesuccess.org.

And, to continue receiving updates from the IBP Network and partners, make sure to register for the IBP Community Engagement Platform. Check your email for the invitation or visit: www.ibpnetwork.org

Thank you for your overwhelming support in response to our call for stories. And the winners are...

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Congratulations to the winners ur call for implementation experiences!

 

In January, we put out a call for field-based implementation stories that documented experiences and lessons learned when implementing high impact practices in family planning. We were so impressed by the quantity and quality of the 110 submissions received and want to thank everyone who contributed. Of the 110 submissions received, the review panel identified 15 winners.

🌟 Read about the 15 winning stories here. 🌟

Throughout the next several months, the winners will work closely with WHO/IBP and Knowledge SUCCESS to document and publish their implementation experiences. Thank you to everyone who submitted their high impact practice in family planning implementation experience! We can’t wait to share the final stories with you soon.  

Sincerely, 

WHO/IBP Network and Knowledge SUCCESS

 

Afin de mieux comprendre et documenter les expériences et les leçons apprises des partenaires lors de la mise en œuvre de pratiques à haut impact dans la planification familiale, l'OMS / IBP et Knowledge SUCCESS ont lancé un appel à des histoires de mise en œuvre sur le terrain. Nous avons été ravis par la quantité et la qualité des 110 soumissions reçues et nous remercions tous ceux qui ont contribué. Sur les 110 soumissions reçues, le comité a identifié 15 gagnants.

🌟 Voir la liste des gagnants ici. 🌟

Au cours des prochains mois, les auteures travailleront en collaboration avec l'OMS / IBP et Knowledge SUCCESS pour documenter et publier leurs expériences de mise en œuvre. Merci à tous ceux qui ont soumis leur expérience dans la mise en œuvre des pratique a haut impact dans la planification familiale! Nous avons hâte de partager bientôt les histoires finale avec vous.

Cordialement,

Réseau OMS / IBP et Knowledge SUCCESS

 

Con el fin de entender y documentar mejor las experiencias y lecciones aprendidas al implementar prácticas de alto impacto en la planificación familiar, la OMS / IBP y Knowledge SUCCESS abrieron un llamado para historias de implementación. Nos impactó la cantidad y calidad de las 110 historias recibidas y queremos agradecer a todas/os aquellas/os colegas que contribuyeron. De las 110 historias recibidas, el comité de selección identificó a 15 historias ganadoras.

 🌟 Conozca un poco más acerca de la historias seleccionadas aquí. 🌟

Durante los próximos meses, los ganadores colaboraran estrechamente con la OMS / IBP y Knowledge SUCCESS para documentar y publicar sus experiencias de implementación. ¡Gracias a quienes presentaron su práctica de alto impacto en la experiencia de implementación de planificación familiar! No vemos la hora de compartir las historias finales con usted en un futuro cercano.

Sinceramente,

OMS / IBP Red y Knowledge SUCCESS 

 

 


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moderated What's New With the HIPs: June 2020

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Issue 1, June 2020

What's New With the HIPs

 

Welcome to the first issue of the High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIP) Newsletter!

The purpose of this newsletter is to inform you of new HIP materials, webinars, and other activities and initiatives on a quarterly basis. Please share widely and sign up for future newsletters using the link below.

 

 

 

New HIP Products

The HIPs Partnership is pleased to feature three recently-published HIPs:

UPDATED: Supply Chain Management (June 2020): Stockouts of popular contraceptive products are common and persistent across many countries. Establishing and maintaining effective supply chain management is essential to making modern contraceptives available and thus helping individuals achieve their reproductive goals. This Enabling Environment HIP focuses on key practices to strengthen the management of each step of the supply chain from the manufacturer to the service delivery point.

UPDATED: Family Planning Vouchers (June 2020) This HIP Enhancement discusses the potential contributions of vouchers to enhancing the quality and voluntary use of contraceptive services. Vouchers are paper or electronic referral coupons that clients can take to an accredited health care provider in exchange for health care services. In settings where potential clients must pay for contraceptive services and/or methods, vouchers can reduce these financial barriers and facilitate access to a wider range of contraceptive options.

NEW: Family Planning in Humanitarian Settings: A Strategic Planning Guide (March 2020): This guide leads decision-makers through a strategic process to identify actions that improve family planning access in places at risk of, experiencing, or recovering from crisis events. The process supports country-level managers to think through preparedness actions so countries can bounce back more easily from regional or localized crisis and maintain their development gains. Listen to a recording from the June 9th webinar here

UPCOMING: The HIPs Partnership, in collaboration with the Ouagadougou Partnership, will host a French webinar: Groupe d’engagement communautaire (Community Group Engagement) on June 30th from 10:00 to 11:30am (EDT). Register to attend

 

 

Service Delivery HIP Brief Updates

Ensuring that the HIP briefs, strategic planning guides, and other resources are up-to-date and reflect current peer-reviewed and programmatic evidence is a core priority for the HIPs partnership.

From May 20-22nd, the partnership hosted a Technical Task Team meeting, which engaged 25 technical experts, writers, and HIP TAG members to launch the update of three Service Delivery HIP briefs:
 

1) Social Marketing
2) Drug Shops & Pharmacies
3) Family Planning & Immunization Integration


Despite transitioning to a virtual platform, the workshop was able to accomplish all objectives and participants reported overwhelmingly positive feedback. The teams look forward to sharing draft updated briefs for public comment in Fall 2020. 

 

 

 

June TAG Meeting

The HIPs Technical Advisory Group (TAG) held its semi-annual meeting from June 9-10th, 2020, hosted by WHO. Despite convening virtually for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic, the TAG was able to accomplish its goals of reviewing draft HIP materials, making recommendations about the strength and consistency of the evidence and adherence to HIP criteria, and continuing to refine HIP processes and identify priority activities. 

Highlights from the TAG agenda include:

  • Updates on progress from the November 2019 TAG meeting
  • Review and recommendations to forthcoming HIP Enhancement briefs:
    • Adolescent Responsive Contraceptive Services
    • Digital Health for Providers
  • Evaluation of new HIP concept notes
    • Selection of new Strategic Planning Guide for development: Facilitate Meaningful Adolescent and Youth Engagement and Partnership in AYRH Programs and Policies
  • Production & Dissemination (P&D) Team updates
  • Planning for the Social and Behavior Change (SBC) brief updates 

The full meeting report will be available soon on the HIP website. For more information about the TAG experts, roles, and responsibilities, click here.

 

 

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FW: Be Better. Do Better: An e-Course on Antiracism

Nandita Thatte
 

Dear IBP Colleagues,

 

Please check out the important course being offered by IBP Member Organization, PopWorks Africa.


Register HERE!

 

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Dear friends,

I am so excited to introduce a new antiracism e-course running from July 31st - August 31st, 2020! In collaboration with diversity, equity and inclusion consultant Cici Battle, we will be hosting a 4 week e-course intended to catalyze the lifelong journey towards transformative antiracism. Through safe digital spaces to unpack with peers, e-resources with reflection exercises, and facilitated small group discussions, we hope our participants will:

  • Understand systems which make up the enabling environment for white supremacy culture
  • Unpack white fragility and its impact on antiracism 
  • Analyze everyday manifestations of racism within your environment
  • Create antiracist practices which aid in dismantling white supremacy culture

We are also so excited to have my friend Rachel Cargle joining us for a private conversation + Q&A with participants. Register here, and remember that 20% of all proceeds from this e-course will be donated to grassroots organizations who are committed to liberating Black people.

As always, thank you for always supporting me, and for truly believing that Black lives matter today and everyday. 

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moderated Invite: A Gendered Crisis - SRHR & GBV under COVID-19

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Dear IBP Community,

 

Apologies for any cross-posting, but I wanted to share details of a webinar happening tomorrow, Thursday 16th July (10am EST / 3pm BST) - A Gendered Crisis: Ensuring SRHR for women facing violence under COVID-19.

 

The webinar will include presentations from:

  • Claudia Garcia-Moreno, who directs work on gender-based violence at the World Health Organisation, sharing the WHO’s guidance on supporting survivors of SGBV
  • Amy Bucknall, Safeguarding Lead at Marie Stopes UK, on the rising rates of domestic violence and safeguarding referrals seen in the UK under lockdown and their safeguarding pathways for clients facing violence
  • Rumbidzai Matewe, Programmes Director at Population Services Zimbabwe, presenting with Katswe Sistahood, a youth movement supporting survivors of gender-based violence in Zimbabwe, on how partnership between GBV and SRHR specialists can ensure high quality care for survivors.

 

The webinar will include practical strategies for how we can collaborate and innovate to ensure survivors of SGBV can access SRHR, during the pandemic. Presentations will be followed by a live Q&A.

 

You can register for the webinar via the following link, with further details below: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/232719740717382672

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

 

Best wishes,

Olivia

 

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We would like to invite you to the next webinar in the Spotlight webinar series, on Thursday 16th July from 10:00 - 11:00am EST / 15:00 - 16:00pm BST

A Gendered Crisis: Ensuring SRHR for women facing violence under COVID-19

As COVID-19 impacts access to reproductive healthcare globally and with rising rates of gender-based violence being reported, it is essential we preserve access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare for survivors. This webinar will explore practical strategies for how we can collaborate and innovate to do so.

Join Marie Stopes International alongside speakers from the World Health Organisation and Katswe Sistahood (a movement of young people fighting for SRHR in Zimbabwe) to discuss the unique risks facing women under lockdown, the role that healthcare providers can play in supporting survivors, and the importance of partnership during the pandemic and beyond.

The webinar will feature short presentations from each speaker, followed by a live audience Q&A where interventions and questions from participants will be welcome.

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moderated Vote for AFIDEP - Finalist for ONE Africa Award

Joyce Mbiti
 

Dear IBP Colleagues,

Please Vote AFIDEP for ONE Africa Award
10 July 2020
AFIDEP’s work with 25 African Parliaments through the Network of African Parliamentary Committees on Health (NEAPACOH) has resulted in increased budgetary allocation to family planning and reproductive health in various countries. Photo: Stephen Gladieu/World Bank 

AFIDEP is pleased to be among the four finalists nominated for voting to win the ONE Africa Award, an award that celebrates African efforts aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The winner will be awarded $100k to continue with their initiatives in Africa to fight extreme poverty and achieve the SDGs.

VOTE FOR AFIDEP

We have been recognized by ONE for our extensive work in advocacy and accountability particularly our contribution to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by engaging in advocacy and working with decision-makers at the local, national, and regional levels. More on why AFIDEP was nominated here. 

Securing the #ONEAfricaAward win is a competitive campaign that will require each of the four organizations nominated to mobilise and garner votes from their stakeholders and networks. Help AFIDEP secure the ONE Africa Award by voting for us and encouraging others in your network and platforms to do the same. Your support will be highly appreciated.

Join us on our social media platforms; TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn using the hashtags: #voteafidep & #ONEAfricaAward

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WHO and IFFS Webinar: Impact of Covid-19 and Access to Fertility Services--27th July 14:30CEST (8:30EST)

Nandita Thatte
 

Dear IBP Colleagues,

 

Please join the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) on 27th of July 2020 for an interactive webinar discussing the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had - and will continue to have - on access to fertility services. The program includes an update on WHO guidance, an assessment of access to care on a global level, reports on experiences from specific countries, and a patient perspective in the context of COVID-19. Registration is free and open to all.  

 

The direct link to register is: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6915223760028291599?source=WHO

 

The full program is below and posted on the IFFS website: https://www.iffsreproduction.org/page/educationonline

 

We look forward to your participation.

 

 

Date:                     27th of July 2020

Time:                     14:30 CEST - 16:00 CEST (View in your time zone)

 

Agenda:

  1. Welcome and Announcements
    • Dr. Marcos Horton (Argentina)               
    • Dr. Rishma Pai (India)
  2. WHO Guidance and Policy Portal: Focus on Infertility
    • Dr. James Kiarie (Switzerland)
  3. Global Access to Fertility Care During the COVID 19 Pandemic
    • Dr. Steven Ory (United States)
  4. Country Experiences: Short Reports
    • China - Dr. Zi Jiang Chen
    • Nigeria  - Prof. Oladapo Ashiru
    • Malaysia - Dr. KK Iswaran                           
  5. Patient Perspective on Fertility Care in the Context of COVID-19
    • Prof. Jacky Boivin (UK)
  6. Questions and Answers

 

                                               

 

 

 

 

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World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

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Register now & Get involved📲 Live Series, Seminar & Survey-Self Care Day!

Nandita Thatte
 

Dear IBP Colleagues

Please see the events starting today for International Self Care Day!  


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24 July 2020  

Self-care interventions as an essential part of a well-functioning health system

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines self-care as the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a health-care provider.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, when health systems are overwhelmed with the immediate response, and in planning for a sustainable, quality health care delivery post-COVID-19, self-care interventions for health are and will play a major role in ensuring the right to health for all.
 
Join us in this first seminar by WHO and the World Bank, discussing the increasing role of self-care interventions to build sustainable health care during and post-COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Speakers include:
Dr Muhammad Ali Pate, Global Director for Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank Group and Director, Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents

Dr Ian Askew, Director, Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research, WHO

Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, Minister of Health and Population Welfare, Sindh, Pakistan

Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, Chair of Board, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH)

Register: https://worldbankgroup.webex.com/worldbankgroup/j. php?MTID=m693285daa929abd7dc9afc0ae04ff9f8
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29 July 2020  

Adolescent health and well-being in times of COVID-19

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Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 around the world, 163 countries have closed schools and more than a billion children have missed out on school. The result —lost access for many to school meals and other essential social elements necessary to overall well-being.


WHO and PMNCH are launching a new series, Adolescent health and well-being in times of COVID-19, to address the growing need for information and action among global adolescents.”

Join us for the first Live Series on School reopening.

Date: Wednesday, 29th July 2020
Time: 9:00 New York, 15:00 Geneva, 18:30 New Delhi, 20:00 Bangkok


Moderator
Mercy Juma, TV host, human rights & SRHR advocate, HerLiberty Malawi.

Keynote
Valentina Baltag, WHO and Chris Castle, UNESCO

Youth speakers
Shutiki Anantha, student, Vidhyaashram High school, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Nakasagga Sauba, student, Gulu University, Wakiso, Uganda.
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The State of UHC Commitment: Survey 2020

UHC2030 is currently collecting stories and evidence on how people access and experience health care services in their communities.

Many countries are taking real and measurable steps forward to achieve UHC. To better understand these global and country commitments, we’re producing a multi-stakeholder review called the ‘State of UHC Commitment’ with hard data about how governments are delivering on their commitment to UHC.

This survey is seeking responses from organizations working towards UHC and aims to:
  • Gain insight into progress towards UHC at country and community levels through collecting the experiences of non-government actors, especially civil society and private sector
  • Ensure that UHC2030's State of UHC commitment review reflects the reality of UHC in communities.
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Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

Email: thatten@...

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Introduction: Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA.org

Neil Pakenham-Walsh
 

Hello, I'm Neil Pakenham-Walsh, am working with HIFA.org to help create a world where everyone has access to reliable healthcare information, and where everyone is protected from misinformation. Looking forward to continue collaborating with and learning from you all. I'm also passionate about global health communities of practice and how we can collectively have more impact. We're working with Jhpiego and PATH on this:

https://leadernet.org/resource/communities-of-practice-for-global-health/

Best wishes, Neil

Help create a world where people are no longer dying for lack of healthcare information - Join HIFA: www.hifa.org

Dr Neil Pakenham-Walsh MB,BS
Coordinator, Healthcare Information For All
Corner House, Market St, Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3PN, UK
E: neil@...  T: +44 (0)1608 811899  Sk: neilpw1 orcidID: 0001-9557-1487
W: www.hifa.org Twitter: @HIFA_org   Facebook: HIFAdotORG   

HIFA works with the World Health Organization and others to support global health forums in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
20,000 members, 400 supporting organisations, 180 countries, 12 projects

We urgently need your support to continue our vital work in 2020. Contact us to discover how you and/or your organisation can help. Together we can stop people dying due to lack of healthcare information. http://www.hifa.org/support/support-hifa-appeal





moderated Congratulation Re: [IBPnetwork] Introduction: Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA.org

Forsight 2000
 

Neil

I've been receiving for years HIFA newsletters etc. and wondered if the below message is in regards to major change in HIFA objectives?

The COVID 19 situation is an example of data crises as to those who are infected and those died resulting in chaos as to whose information is correct. It's a mess a crisis of what's happening. There is little criteria on the primary cause of death no standard etc efc.

This is an area we need standardization and agreed rules of information collected. WHO or another body should initiate such an undertaking.

Regards,

Dr. Lawrence Wasserman USA 
Washington, D.C. 




On Jul 27, 2020, at 9:31 AM, Neil Pakenham-Walsh <neil@...> wrote:

Hello, I'm Neil Pakenham-Walsh, am working with HIFA.org to help create a world where everyone has access to reliable healthcare information, and where everyone is protected from misinformation. Looking forward to continue collaborating with and learning from you all. I'm also passionate about global health communities of practice and how we can collectively have more impact. We're working with Jhpiego and PATH on this:

https://leadernet.org/resource/communities-of-practice-for-global-health/

Best wishes, Neil

Help create a world where people are no longer dying for lack of healthcare information - Join HIFA: www.hifa.org

Dr Neil Pakenham-Walsh MB,BS
Coordinator, Healthcare Information For All
Corner House, Market St, Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3PN, UK
E: neil@...  T: +44 (0)1608 811899  Sk: neilpw1 orcidID: 0001-9557-1487
W: www.hifa.org Twitter: @HIFA_org   Facebook: HIFAdotORG   

HIFA works with the World Health Organization and others to support global health forums in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
20,000 members, 400 supporting organisations, 180 countries, 12 projects

We urgently need your support to continue our vital work in 2020. Contact us to discover how you and/or your organisation can help. Together we can stop people dying due to lack of healthcare information. http://www.hifa.org/support/support-hifa-appeal





moderated Re: Congratulation Re: [IBPnetwork] Introduction: Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA.org

 

Hello Lawrence,

Many thanks for your message. There is no major change in HIFA objectives: our work is primarily about healthcare information, for example guidance and clinical guidelines.

Such guidance is ultimately dependent on data. We are aware that there are some huge issues around collection and reporting of data on COVID-19. HIFA connects with other organisations that address these issues.

Best wishes, Neil

Help create a world where people are no longer dying for lack of healthcare information - Join HIFA: www.hifa.org

Dr Neil Pakenham-Walsh MB,BS
Coordinator, Healthcare Information For All
Corner House, Market St, Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3PN, UK
E: neil@...  T: +44 (0)1608 811899  Sk: neilpw1 orcidID: 0001-9557-1487
W: www.hifa.org Twitter: @HIFA_org   Facebook: HIFAdotORG   

HIFA works with the World Health Organization and others to support global health forums in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
20,000 members, 400 supporting organisations, 180 countries, 12 projects

We urgently need your support to continue our vital work in 2020. Contact us to discover how you and/or your organisation can help. Together we can stop people dying due to lack of healthcare information. http://www.hifa.org/support/support-hifa-appeal


At 15:28 27/07/2020, Forsight 2000 wrote:
Neil

I've been receiving for years HIFA newsletters etc. and wondered if the below message is in regards to major change in HIFA objectives?

The COVID 19 situation is an example of data crises as to those who are infected and those died resulting in chaos as to whose information is correct. It's a mess a crisis of what's happening. There is little criteria on the primary cause of death no standard etc efc.

This is an area we need standardization and agreed rules of information collected. WHO or another body should initiate such an undertaking.

Regards,

Dr. Lawrence Wasserman USA
Washington, D.C.





On Jul 27, 2020, at 9:31 AM, Neil Pakenham-Walsh <neil@...> wrote:

Hello, I'm Neil Pakenham-Walsh, am working with HIFA.org to help create a world where everyone has access to reliable healthcare information, and where everyone is protected from misinformation. Looking forward to continue collaborating with and learning from you all. I'm also passionate about global health communities of practice and how we can collectively have more impact. We're working with Jhpiego and PATH on this:

https://leadernet.org/resource/communities-of-practice-for-global-health/

Best wishes, Neil

Help create a world where people are no longer dying for lack of healthcare information - Join HIFA: www.hifa.org

Dr Neil Pakenham-Walsh MB,BS
Coordinator, Healthcare Information For All
Corner House, Market St, Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3PN, UK
E: neil@...  T: +44 (0)1608 811899  Sk: neilpw1 orcidID: 0001-9557-1487
W: www.hifa.org Twitter: @HIFA_org   Facebook: HIFAdotORG   

HIFA works with the World Health Organization and others to support global health forums in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
20,000 members, 400 supporting organisations, 180 countries, 12 projects

We urgently need your support to continue our vital work in 2020. Contact us to discover how you and/or your organisation can help. Together we can stop people dying due to lack of healthcare information. http://www.hifa.org/support/support-hifa-appeal








Webinar: Task Sharing FP Services to increase health workforce efficiency & expand access August 20th, 2020

Ados May
 

 

 

Dear Colleagues and Partners,

 

Please join us on August 20th, 2020, from 09:30 to 10:45 Washington /  14:30 Abuja / 15:30 Geneva / 16:30 Nairobi for Task Sharing Family Planning Services to Increase Health Workforce Efficiency and Expand Access: A Strategic Planning Guide Webinar, the latest installment in our High Impact Practices webinar series.

 

The Task Sharing Strategic Planning Guide is intended to lead program managers, planners, and policymakers through a strategic process to determine if and how task sharing family planning (FP) services can be used to help achieve development goals. Task sharing is defined as the systematic redistribution of family planning services, including counseling and provision of contraceptive methods, to expand the range of health workers who can deliver services (WHO, 2017). Task sharing is a safe, effective, and efficient means to improve access to voluntary sexual and reproductive health services and reach national FP goals.

 

Download the Strategic Planning Guide here, and register for the webinar today! For more information about the HIPs and to view previous webinars, please visit: https://www.fphighimpactpractices.org/

 

Twitter: #HIPs4FP and @IBP_network

 

 

 

 

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

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

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Seeking Social and Behavior Change in FP/RH Experts: Applications due August 19

Ados May
 

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Are you a Social and Behavior Change in FP/RH expert interested in contributing to more impactful and efficient use of resources? 

 

The High Impact Practices Partnership is seeking technical experts to revise the SBC HIPs.

 

Applications are due August 19. 

 

Learn more and Apply Here!

  

 

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

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

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

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

 

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Request for Proposal: Family Planning Stakeholder Mapping in Asia

Heather (Johnson) Finn
 

Please forward to anyone who maybe interested in this proposal.

 

Cheers,

Heather Finn, Knowledge SUCCESS Project

 

Request for Proposal

Family Planning Stakeholder Mapping in Asia

 

Goal

To identify and present qualitative information on key stakeholders within the Asian region that the Knowledge SUCCESS project could engage with for the successful implementation of knowledge management activities for improved family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH).

 

Objectives

  1. Prioritize non-governmental organizations (NGOs), technical working groups (TWGs), and other key stakeholders according to their capacity to influence and their level of involvement in FP/RH in selected Asia countries for Knowledge SUCCESS to work with on knowledge management activities.
  2. Identify content creation and dissemination partners as well as opportunities for broader dissemination of KM products developed under Knowledge SUCCESS project. 

 

Deliverable

A matrix of stakeholders/partners, short analysis report, and an accompanying PPT.

 

Key Questions the Mapping Exercise will Explore

 

  1. Who are the main stakeholders of the FP/RH community in Asian countries? (Types of organizations, location, area covered, etc.).
  2. What are the stakeholders and forums that Knowledge SUCCESS should prioritize to work with? (Level of influence, funding level of commitment, national and regional anchorage, etc.)
  3. What actions can Knowledge SUCCESS take to best engage stakeholders in this region?

 

Focus countries

USAID Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) priority countries in Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, and Yemen.

 

Methodology

Information Sources 

  • Desk review of existing FP/RH stakeholders and their functions and activities in the region
  • Co-creation workshop notes (provided)
  • Key informant interviews via Zoom, Skype, or WhatsApp

·        Decision makers (e.g., MOH, select co-creation workshop participants) 

·        NGOs, FBOs and CSOs working in FP/RH, including co-creation workshop participants

·        Small-group interviews via Zoom, Skype, or WhatsApp

 

The questionnaires will explore: 

  • How is each organization or TWG involved in FP/RH in their country as well as the region?
  • What are the recent, current, and planned KM activities and products?
  • Which organizations do they see as key for Knowledge SUCCESS to collaborate with? 
  • How are partners collaborating and TWGs functioning in the time of COVID-19? How have their FP/RH priorities and strategies shifted as a result of COVID-19?

 

Expected Outputs

  • Short report analyzing information from the desk review
  • Produce summary tables for stakeholders and forums that includes information on each respondent’s level of influence and contribution to FP/RH activities. Format will be provided to ensure consistency in other landscaping activities.
  • Engage select partners to have the opportunity to review and comment on the matrix and presentation prior to finalizing the document. 

 

Selection Criteria

Respondents will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Overall response and understanding of the scope of work described herein
  • Availability to start right after full execution of the consultancy contract and to produce the outputs by October 31, 2020.
  • Evidence of technical capability as shown by prior work, especially familiarity with the Asia region
  • Past performance as articulated by former and/or current clients

Proposal Requirements

Consultants/Firms should be aware that services will be performed for a program operated by a department at a university, designed to benefit the public good through the improvement of international public health services. The project is funded through USAID and as such is subject to US government terms and conditions.

Please submit a proposal that includes:

Proposed approach to task: Proposals should include a general description of the proposed approach, as well as any other relevant descriptions of processes and ideas that are believed to be relevant to this project.

Budget: Please provide an itemized budget with this scope of work and/or a description of your fee schedule. 

References: Three references with reference name and contact information are required.

Past performance/Capability statement: Proposals should also include a brief summary of their professional background  and a minimum of three relevant descriptions of past performances, particularly with similar projects. Examples of similarly produced materials would be preferred.

CCP expects work to begin on this project immediately after the contract has been fully executed, and completed in October 2020. 

Proposal Dates

Monday, August 10                            Proposal is issued

Monday, August 17                             Questions due from consultants/firms by 5:00 pm EDT

Friday, August 21                               Responses to questions sent out

Friday, August 28                               Proposals due by 5:00 pm EDT

Wed, September 2                              Proposal selected, and bidders notified.

Questions can be submitted in writing by 5 pm EDT on August 17 to Heather Finn, Operations Manager, at heather.finn@... . Questions will be answered collectively in one document for the benefit of all bidders, without identifying information.

It is anticipated that a proposal  will be selected on or about Wed, September 2, 2020. CCP will notify all vendors who respond to this RFP. If CCP does not receive a proposal that meets our needs adequately and cost effectively, we reserve the right to make no award at this time.

 

 

 


[global] #BeThere - IYD2020 Twitter Chat #bethere

Emma Beck
 

*apologies for cross-posting

 

This IYD2020, #BeThere!

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Could young people’s voices be the missing link for youth contraceptive programming?
 
Could we – young designers and adults, everywhere – work together to transform how we support young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services?

 

In short: yes.

 

PSI’s youth-powered SRH programming like Adolescents 360 (A360) has taught us that the best youth-responsive programming comes from young people themselves.

In fact, young people like me have helped to develop A360’s programs that lead with what girls themselves prioritize. And in the 2.5 years since A360 started implementation, 360,000+ adolescent girls have voluntarily adopted modern contraception through the project, well surpassing our goals.

 
As we evolve youth programs to respond to COVID-19, young people like myself must continue steering the ship. 
 
On Aug. 12 at 930 AM EST, join me for our International Youth Day 2020 #BeThere Twitter Chat. 

Alongside global young leaders, we’ll discuss:

  • How has the pandemic impacted young people?
     
  • How has COVID-19 changed young people’s access to contraception?
     
  • How can we strengthen adult-youth partnerships so that we best serve adolescents?


 

Young people –  #BeThere to share your stories about accessing contraception amidst COIVD-19.

Adults – #BeThere to listen and learn.
 
We can’t wait to see you there,


Christine Massawe 
A360 Young Designer, PSI Tanzania 




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MSI Briefing: The impact of COVID-19 on reproductive rights and access

olivia jardine
 

 

 

You are warmly invited to a virtual briefing on Wednesday 19th August 10-11am EST / 3-4pm BST:

MSI Briefing: The impact of COVID-19 on reproductive rights and access

As COVID-19 continues to impact healthcare globally, and with second waves on the horizon, we invite you to join us as we launch new data on the impact on reproductive healthcare and rights, and discuss predictions for the future of SRHR under COVID-19 and beyond.

On the 19th August, MSI will launch new global data on the quantitative impact of the pandemic on reproductive healthcare from our programmes and share new insights from a survey of how women’s access has been affected by life under lockdown in the UK, South Africa and India.

Join speakers from MSI and the Nigerian Ministry of Health to hear about the impact of the crisis, how COVID-19 has presented a catalyst for change, and what needs to be done now to protect life-saving services.

The briefing will feature short presentations from speakers followed by an audience Q&A.

Register for the webinar

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Our recent Paper on Family Planning during COVID-19 pandemic

Vinit Sharma
 

Dear Friends,

 

Good morning and warm greetings

Hope this finds you all safe and healthy.

 

It gives me pleasure to share the published version of our invited Article “Why Family Planning Makes more Sense Now Than Ever Before” that has been published in a Special COVID-19 issue of the Journal of Health Management, which is now available online. The paper can be accessed at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0972063420935545.

 

We sincerely hope that you will find it useful in your work.

 

Please Take care and Stay safe!

With my best regards,

 

Vinit Sharma

 

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented scenarios and challenges for programme managers. Health systems have been overwhelmed with the increasing number of cases, and the focus has shifted to saving lives. Furthermore, lockdowns have adversely affected the production and distribution of products and availability of commodities, while the restrictions in movement have limited individuals’ access to services. This article analyses the possible consequences of the pandemic on the rights of individuals and couples and endeavours to provide justifications for continued national commitment and investments in family planning, especially during these challenging times. As sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights are fundamental to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, it is critical to focus on ensuring rights-based family planning, because it is intimately associated with fundamental human rights, addresses the issue of equity, equality and universality and provides valid and practical solutions to the vital economic quagmire that has unfolded as a consequence of this global crisis.

Dr. Vinit Sharma, M.D., DH&HM
Regional Technical Adviser - RH & RHCS
UNFPA, Asia Pacific Regional Office
4th Floor, UNESCAP Building
Rajadamnoen Nok Avenue
Bangkok. 10200
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