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FW: New research helps to increase understanding of the impact of COVID-19 for pregnant women and their babies

Nandita Thatte
 

Dear IBP Colleagues,

 

Please see new research on the impact of Covid-19 for pregnant women and their babies. 

 

Best, Nandita

 

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Subject: New research helps to increase understanding of the impact of COVID-19 for pregnant women and their babies

 

Dear colleagues,

 

New research findings published today in the BMJ help to shed light on the risks of COVID-19 for pregnant women and their babies. The paper suggests that pregnant women seen at the hospital with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are less likely to experience a fever or muscle pain, but if they develop severe disease they are more likely to need intensive care than non-pregnant women with COVID-19.

 

Read more and share the link: https://bit.ly/3gQQcnt

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Kind regards,

 

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World Health Organization

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Webinar invite: Cost effectiveness of Post-Partum Family Planning: Global perspectives on the Americas region during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Tuesday, September 15th, 9:00 (Panama time), 10am (NYC time), 11:00am (Montevideo, Buenos Aires time)

Ados May
 

 

Webinar

 

The PAHO/WHO Latin American Center for Perinatology, Women's Health and Reproductive Health (CLAP) celebrating 50 years, is organizing a webinar in collaboration with FIGO and FLASOG on Cost effectiveness of Post-Partum Family Planning from the global perspectives on the Americas region during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Simultaneous translation Spanish, English will be available


 

When: Tuesday, September 15th, 9:00 (Panama time), 10am (NYC time), 11:00am (Montevideo, Buenos Aires time). . Verify your country time here
Hosted by IBP Network, WHO

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://who.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_II5L7UkRQUqz0ThT3dNYCQ

 

Agenda

 

 

Line Up

Lead

Time

Welcome/opening

Dr Carlos Fuchtner
President of FIGO

2 min

Welcome/opening

FLASOG

2 min

 
50 yrs. of CLAP celebration

Dr Suzanne Serruya
Director of CLAP/WR/PAHO/WHO

5 min

Need of new contraceptive strategies in the pandemic in the Americas

Dr Rodolfo Gomez Ponce de Leon
Regional Advisor SRH PAHO/WHO

8 min

Global perspectives on cost effectiveness of contraception

Prof Sir Arulkumaran
Emeritis Professor

10 min

Cost effectiveness of the PPIUD Initiative in Tanzania and Bangladesh

Dr Anita Makins
Director PPIUD initiative FIGO

 

25 min

Cost effectiveness of postpartum intrauterine devices and implants provided during PPFP service scale-up in Kigali, Rwanda

Dr. Kristin Wall
Assistant professor of epidemiology, Emory University  

15 min

Questions and Answers

Moderator, Dr. Rodolfo Gomez Ponce de Leon

20 min

Concluding remarks

Dr. Fuchtner /Dr. Serruya

3 mins

 

Total time

1hr 30min

 

 

 


Calling all Family Planning Champions!

Anne Kott
 

Dear colleagues,

Have you ever asked yourself, how would I build a "perfect" family planning program? Have you ever wondered if someone, somewhere, has done it before?

We're exploring the question of whether a “perfect” family planning program exists and what makes it so. We would like to get input from a broad representation of family planning professionals from various countries, backgrounds, and experiences. Please add your voice by completing this brief survey in either English or French, by Friday, August 28. 

Your input will be used in an article to be released for World Contraception Day in September. Thank you in advance for sharing your time and your knowledge!


LeaderNet Newsletter: Recognizing Meaningful Youth Engagement

Julie Hoang
 

Dear IBP Global,

This month, LeaderNet continues the momentum from International Youth Day with a newsletter on meaningful youth engagement! We feature an original blog calling for more youth leadership in Africa by Evalin Karijo, the Project Director of Youth in Action; another original blog by Women Friendly Initiative on their experience working with a Nigerian youth coalition to build the coalition’s capacity in advocacy; and an interactive online tool from Child Trends that provides science-based definitions for those supporting youth and young adults.

Other resources in this newsletter include the new Brave Voices, Bold Actions podcast to discuss respectful reproductive and maternal healthcare and a blog from an instructional designer on how to host engaging online workshops.

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!

Best,
Julie Hoang, LeaderNet Manager, MSH


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Last week, the world celebrated 2020’s International Youth Day, highlighting how youth engagement enriches local, national, and global institutions and outcomes. In this newsletter, LeaderNet is sharing a collection of experiences and resources to encourage youth programming on leadership and meaningful engagement. This issue covers topics in sexual and reproductive health (SRH), empowerment, leadership, inclusion, and emergency settings, illustrating how much young people contribute when meaningfully engaged.

YOUTH RESOURCES

Youth Leadership in AfricaYouth Leadership in Africa has Never Been and Will Never be About Age!

Youth leadership is not about age, but rather, a young leader’s capabilities and revolutionary thinking. Evalin Karijo's blog challenges society to acknowledge the power of young leaders and youth-led movements. She argues that once youth are fully represented in Africa’s leadership, progress will be made in health, education, and the economy.


Guaranteeing a Healthy Future GenerationGuaranteeing a Healthy Future Generation

All adolescents require age-appropriate health education and services to promote their sexual and reproductive health and rights. In Nigeria, Women Friendly Initiative (WFI) works with youth coalition Novel Association for Youth Advocacy to build the capacity of 12 member organizations in advocacy, domestic resource mobilization, and accountability. Read Dr. Francis Awasighe Eremutha’s blog to learn more about WFI’s activities.


Programs for Youth and Young AdultsPrograms for Youth and Young Adults: Science-informed Definitions

This Child Trends resource provides clear, science-based definitions for terms used by practitioners, grant writers, funders, and program managers who support and serve youth and young adults. The interactive online resource uses a “Context, Interventions, and Outcome” framework to organize the definitions.


Interactive map
 
Map of Youth-led Organizations in Family Planning
Access this interactive map featuring youth-led organizations that are working to improve access to SRH services, based on responses to an FP2020 survey.
LeaderNet blog
 
Two Pakistani Youth Speak Out on the Importance of Inclusivity
Saro Imran and Tanzila Khan explain why the SRH movement should include sexual and gender minorities and people with disabilities.


Global Consensus Statement on Meaningful Adolescent and Youth Engagement
Approximately 30 youth organizations provided recommendations and participated in different milestones of drafting the Statement.
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Health and Technology
 
Health and Technology Report: What Young People Really Think
A coalition including Fondation Botnar, PATH, PMNCH, and Women Deliver 1,500 young people around the world on technology in global health.
Adolescents health

Adolescent Health and Well-being Webinars
The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health hosted a series of webinars with youth-led organizations to share lessons and best practices around key areas.
Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health
 
Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergency Settings
Watch a short 5-minute video from the Inter-Agency Working Group about adolescent needs and barriers when accessing SRH services.

Connecting Conversations

Knowledge Success, with FP2020, has been hosting a webinar series for youth leaders and young people to discuss adolescent and youth reproductive health. The series provides interactive conversations, expert speakers, and open dialogue. Register for the last two sessions here. Connecting Conversations
NEW BLOGS, WEBINARS & RESOURCES

Brave VoicesBrave Voices, Bold Actions Podcast

Women and girls want respectful, dignified reproductive and maternal health care. The White Ribbon Alliance launched this podcast to look at women’s and girls’ demands for their own health care. Listen to the first three episodes here.

ZoomshopPreparing to Zoomshop

With a lot of meetings, trainings, and workshops transitioning to online or virtual platforms, many instructional designers and meeting managers struggle to engage participants without the standard face-to-face experiences. Instructional designer Beth Gragg shares tips to consider before your workshop.

A Wake-up callA Wake-up Call Both Brutal and Urgent

Even before COVID-19, regulatory systems in low- and middle-income countries faced challenges to efficiently and effectively assure the quality of essential medicines. Read this blog by USAID MTaPS Program’s Tamara Hafner and Javier Guzman to learn about a game-changing tool to improve medicines regulatory systems.



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The Grant Management Solutions (GMS) Project courses will be taken down from LeaderNet at the end of 2020. Visit the GMS courses page for courses on governance and management related technical support for Global Fund grants.


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Breakthrough RESEARCH Webinar: Vaccination—Insights for improving malaria, FP, and MCH outcomes in northwestern Nigeria through SBC programming

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Insights for improving malaria, family planning, and maternal and child health outcomes in northwestern Nigeria through social and behavior change programming

Breakthrough RESEARCH webinar series


VACCINATION
20 August 2020, 4-5 p.m. WAT
 

In this webinar, Breakthrough RESEARCH will share findings from its work in northwestern Nigeria related to routine childhood immunization. We will present new ideational metrics collected and discuss how these metrics are associated with vaccination behaviors for young children. Breakthrough ACTION will present key program design to address vaccination and the programmatic implications of the research.

 

Breakthrough RESEARCH is USAID’s flagship project for social and behavior change (SBC) research and evaluation, led by the Population Council. In Nigeria, Breakthrough RESEARCH is evaluating the effectiveness of Breakthrough ACTION’s integrated versus malaria-only SBC programming on priority malaria, family planning, and maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition (MNCH+N) outcomes.

 A behavioral sentinel surveillance (BSS) baseline survey was conducted in September 2019, with a midline and endline survey planned. The BSS survey measures changes in key behaviors and ideations (e.g., norms, beliefs, self-efficacy) across malaria, family planning, and MNCH+N to inform Breakthrough ACTION’s program adaption and scale-up over the course of the project.

 

To facilitate a more streamlined presentation of key results and longer discussion: a recorded presentation describes the BSS objectives, sample and research methods. These will not be covered in detail in the webinar.
Please
view this 19 minute video prior to the webinar for background.

 

Upcoming webinars will be focused on other specific health areas, including malaria, and family planning, among others. These webinars will highlight results from analyses of the relationships between ideations and behavioral outcomes and link the evidence to implications for Breakthrough ACTION programming in Nigeria.



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Dele Abegunde, Breakthrough RESEARCH Nigeria, Population Council

Shittu Abdu-Aguye, Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria, Johns Hopkins Center for Communications Project

Emily White Johansson, Breakthrough RESEARCH Nigeria, Tulane University

Paul Hutchinson, Breakthrough RESEARCH, Tulane University

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Call for consultancy_ Humanity & Inclusion_WISH2ACTION _Inclusive SRHR Research

Alessandra Aresu
 

Dear colleagues,

I hope you are all doing well.

 

I am writing to share that, within the WISH2ACTION project, Humanity and Inclusion is planning to launch a new research component and that we are currently welcoming applications from researchers/research institutes interested in partnering with us.

 

All the relevant information is included in the attached ToR and a quick summary is available here below.

 

Please also refer to my colleagues Catherine LECRENIER (c.lecrenier@...) and Gisela BERGER (g.berger@...) if you have any question on the project and on this opportunity overall.

 

Kind regards,

 

Alessandra

 

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Humanity & Inclusion is looking for a consultant to carry out a research on "Disability inclusive sexual and reproductive health and rights” under the WISH2ACTION project.

Kindly find a summary of this research below, with ToRs attached for your interest.

                

  • Closing date: 27/08/2020 at 4;00pm (East African time).
  • The objective is to ensure implementation (protocol development and administrative/ethical approvals), execution (collection, processing and analysis), monitoring and quality control, reporting and sharing of results. The duration of the consultancy will take place between 1 September 2020 and 30 April 2021, in Uganda and Bangladesh.

 

Tenders should be in English and should be composed of :

 

For the consultant:

- A CV,

- References and previous research and examples of publications,

- Concept notes how you will ensure the quality of ethical approval, enumerator training and safeguarding,

- Cover letter,

 

For the technical offer :

 

□ A methodological proposal for conducting this research, including, at a minimum:

Understanding of the study issues and terms of reference; context of the research; presentation of the objectives (general and specific); location; target population; presentation of the methodological framework: study design, selection of participants, data collection, data processing, data analysis, quality control mechanisms; ethical considerations ( 60/80)

□ A timetable clearly detailing the activities of implementation, execution, monitoring and use of research results ( 15/ 20)

□ A financial proposal including, as a minimum, details of consultancy fees and operational costs of the research

 

Interested candidates should send their offer with the reference HI-UG/2020/KAMP/CFT - 004 to procurement.tenders@...  before Monday 27 August 16:00 (East African time).

 

 

 

 

                   

 

 

Alessandra Aresu, PhD      

Inclusive Health Policy Lead

 

Humanity & Inclusion

US. Office
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You're Invited: Synthesis of Scale-Up Lessons

Ilayda Orankoy
 

 

SYNTHESIS OF SCALE-UP LESSONS: Practical advice about supporting scale-up processes in countries from a global family planning project

 

 

 

Wednesday, Sept 2  11:00 AM–12:15 PM EDT

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from colleagues with hands-on experience applying systematic approaches to scaling up family planning best practices in multiple countries.

Join USAID, its global Evidence to Action (E2A) Project, and scale-up leader ExpandNet for a virtual event. Learn from experts and implementers who took deliberate steps to increase the impact of effective family planning and reproductive health interventions—to sustainably reach more people and to strengthen policies and programs. Together, we will demystify a complex process and share useful tips that can benefit your project and organization.

Featuring

Regina Benevides, PhD, MSc, Gender and Youth Team Lead of HIV Prevention Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Global Health. Leveraging 30+ years of experience in public health and her tenure as a technical director for the E2A project, Dr. Benevides will illustrate why applying a systematic approach to scale-up requires shifting mindsets followed by capacity building for project personnel and at the country level.

Oluwayemisi Femi-Pius, MD, Senior Technical Manager, Pathfinder International Nigeria. With 16+ years of experience in clinical practice and in designing, implementing, and managing reproductive health and family planning programs in resource-constrained settings, Dr. Femi-Pius will share insights from her collaboration with E2A in Nigeria to build the capacity of local stakeholders and equip them to own, lead, and support scale-up processes.

Alexis Ntabona, MD, MPH, ExpandNet Consultant and Former Lead of the Technical Support Team, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO. As a founding member of ExpandNet, Dr. Ntabona provided technical support to E2A’s work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where country ownership was prioritized in planning for and implementing initiatives to expand and institutionalize an integrated package of family planning and primary healthcare services.

Patricia MacDonald, RN, MPH, Senior Family Planning/Reproductive Health Technical Advisor, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, USAID. As Technical Manager of E2A, Ms. MacDonald will reflect on the accomplishments of this global flagship project and propose ideas for the future—how governments, donors, and implementers can fill gaps in systematic scale-up processes.

The panel will be moderated by
Laura Ghiron, MPH, Scale-Up Advisor for E2A, President of Partners in Expanding Health Quality and Access, Member of ExpandNet Secretariat, and Co-Lead of the Community of Practice on Systematic Approaches to Scale-Up. Ms. Ghiron has collaborated with E2A on the application of scale-up approaches since the project’s inception in 2012.

 

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[REMINDER - DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY] Expression of Interest to join the Global Planning Committee for the 2020 GHPC

Ados May
 

 

 

 

Expression of Interest to Join the Global Planning Committee

 

Unlocking Potential: Prioritizing Child & Adolescent Health and Well-Being in the New Decade

 

 

 

CORE Group Global Health Practitioner Conference (GHPC)

 

For over two decades, CORE Group has hosted a Global Health Practitioner Conference featuring skills-building sessions, recent evidence on cross-sectoral technical areas, and dialogue on community health. We have a unique opportunity this year to connect even more organizations and professionals around the world with our new digital format, and this year is particularly important as we set the stage for future investment and innovation in child and adolescent health and well-being.

 

CORE Group and its membership will engage government, ministries of health, policymakers, practitioners, academia, civil society, private sector, global and local organizations in this virtual conference on December 8-10, 2020.

 

This Conference positions itself as a sharing platform for promising practices and innovations, ongoing challenges, and lessons learned in child and adolescent health and well-being worldwide; and as a convening space for various stakeholders - from community health workers who perform work on the ground to government policymakers who draft national policies - to discuss current opportunities and challenges for policy making, implementation, and partnership and draw consensus on key steps to move the needle forward.

 

 

CORE Group is convening a Global Planning Committee with various interested stakeholders to provide input on conference themes and objectives and to support the creation of a multi-day, interactive agenda. Being a committee member is a volunteer position* and will require up to 6 hours per month in planning calls and agenda input, outreach to speakers, and more.

 

If interested in participating in the Global Planning Committee, please complete the form below by Friday, August 21, 2020, COB.

 

*A stipend will be provided to young people in the committee, CORE Group is committed to meaningful youth engagement and aims to include 50% of young leaders in this committee. 

 

 

 

 

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FW: Call for implementation tools for home-based-records

Nandita Thatte
 

Dear IBP Network,

 

Please see the request below from colleagues at WHO.

 

Best, Nandita

 

 

 

Dear Colleagues,


In an effort to improve implementation of home-based records, WHO is seeking to collect existing tools that support home-based records implementation. See additional information below.
 

  

We are looking for the most recent version of formal documents and tools which:  

·         focus on the improvement of home-based records implementation (handbooks, training guides, checklists, etc.).  

·         focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health, including vaccines, nutrition, growth and development and early child development.  

·         should either be published after 2010 (or if still in use, we will accept published before 2010). 

  

Please send (in electronic format) any tools you have developed or know of to sbce-priorities@.... If the tool meets our inclusion criteria, we will contact you to ask for any reports regarding the evaluation of the tool and/or lessons learned in using the tool. Tools can be sent in any language. However, we would prefer an English version, if available.  

  

If you prefer, we can send you a link where you can upload the document rather than sending by email; please write and let us know. 
We will be collecting tools until 20 August 2020. 
 

  

Many thanks in advance for your contributions! 

  

Please share this email with others.  

 

Annie Portela and Laura Nic Lochlainn for WHO and Anne Detjen for UNICEF  

   

Additional Information  

A home-based record is a health document used to record the history of health services received by an individual. It is kept in the household, in either paper or electronic format. Home-based records can take multiple forms such as antenatal care records, immunization cards, child health booklets, and mother & child health books. 
During the development of a global WHO guideline on home-based records for maternal, newborn and child health (https://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/documents/home-based-records-guidelines/en/), a number of research gaps and implementation considerations were identified. In response to these gaps, WHO, UNICEF and JICA are collaborating to develop practical guidance to strengthen implementation of home-based records.


--
Nandita Thatte, DrPH

Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

Email: thatten@...

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Webinar Reminder: 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

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What’s new in Contraceptive R&D Investments and Resources? Register for a virtual “guided getaway”

Ados May
 

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Join Policy Cures Research and the Contraceptive Technology Innovation (CTI) Exchange for a virtual “Guided Getaway” on contraceptive R&D investments and resources. Leave your emails and meetings behind to hear about the launch of Policy Cures Research’s new G-FINDER report on R&D investment in sexual and reproductive health, and the CTI Exchange resources for understanding the current R&D landscape, including the refreshed contraceptive pipeline database, Calliope. A panel from FHI 360, Policy Cures Research, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will also discuss the history and future of contraceptive R&D.

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Re: EECO Program Brief on Introducing the Caya Diaphragm in Niger

pegfrank
 

HI

I am not a very active member of IBP but read this, and read other messages with gratitude and appreciation. Thank you for the frontline work. 

I have been thinking not just about contraception but also menstrual cycle costs to women. Has anyone worked on a program of desirability, affordability and acceptability of menstrual cups? They may not be easily used or even accepted, but they would certainly save fundss in the long run. It would be essential to look at any health risks as well. 

Appreciatively, peg

On Aug 13, 2020, at 8:49 AM, Danielle Harris <dharris@...> wrote:

Dear colleagues and partners,
The USAID-funded Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options (EECO) project supports the introduction of products with a potential to fill gaps in the market for voluntary contraception. Led by WCG Cares and in collaboration with Population Services International, the EECO project is piloting the introduction of the Caya Diaphragm in Niger. The Caya Diaphragm is a self-care, non-hormonal, discreet and reusable barrier method of contraception.
In our new program brief, Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options: Introducing the Caya Diaphragm in Niger, we share key steps taken, lessons learned and initial outcomes. The strategies and learnings described in our brief are applicable to future introductions of Caya as well as to other contraceptives in new markets. The brief is available in both English and French.
Thank you for helping us spread the word about this publication. Please contact Shannon Bledsoe (sbledsoe@...) with any questions. Apologies for cross-posting. 
 
Danielle Harris, MPH, MA (she, her, hers)
Senior Program Manager
Phone: +1.858.314.4025 ext. 267
Email: dharris@...
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- Peggy Frank

Now seeing the morning sun rise from 1103-139 Clarence St., Victoria, BC V8V2J1

I have been and still am a seeker,
but I have ceased to question stars and books;
I have begun to listen to the teachings

My blood whispers to me.
- Herman Hesse




EECO Program Brief on Introducing the Caya Diaphragm in Niger

Danielle Harris
 

Dear colleagues and partners,

The USAID-funded Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options (EECO) project supports the introduction of products with a potential to fill gaps in the market for voluntary contraception. Led by WCG Cares and in collaboration with Population Services International, the EECO project is piloting the introduction of the Caya Diaphragm in Niger. The Caya Diaphragm is a self-care, non-hormonal, discreet and reusable barrier method of contraception.

In our new program brief, Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options: Introducing the Caya Diaphragm in Niger, we share key steps taken, lessons learned and initial outcomes. The strategies and learnings described in our brief are applicable to future introductions of Caya as well as to other contraceptives in new markets. The brief is available in both English and French.

Thank you for helping us spread the word about this publication. Please contact Shannon Bledsoe (sbledsoe@...) with any questions. Apologies for cross-posting.

 

Danielle Harris, MPH, MA (she, her, hers)

Senior Program Manager

Phone: +1.858.314.4025 ext. 267

Email: dharris@...

 


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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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.

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[global] #BeThere - IYD2020 Twitter Chat #bethere

Emma Beck
 

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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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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.

 

 

 


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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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 |

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

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

 

 

 

 


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







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