SEORIMÍCUARO

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011

To obtain presentations made during auxiliary sessions, please send an email to the contact person listed.

Advancing Advocacy with ENGAGE Presentations:  An Orientation to “Family Planning:  Pathway to Poverty Reduction”

Date:  December 1, 2011
Time:  6:00pm-8:30pm
Room: C05 (Main Floor 0)
Sponsor:  Population Reference Bureau
Interpretation Available: Yes

The ENGAGE presentation entitled “Family Planning:  Pathway to Poverty Reduction” seeks to improve individuals’ understanding of how family planning contributes economic growth and poverty reduction at the family, community, and national levels and to reposition family planning higher on national and local policy agendas in sub-Saharan Africa. During this auxiliary session, PRB will disseminate the ENGAGE presentation and will build the capacity of individuals to effectively use and give the presentation to various policy audiences including government policymakers, civic and religious leaders, health sector leaders, program officials, family planning advocates, and journalists.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
Alexandra Hervish, ahervish@prb.org, 1.202.939.5464

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CANCELLED: Promoting Postpartum Family Planning: A Proposal for Evidence-Based Guidance for Programmes

Date:  December 1, 2011
Time:  6:00pm-9:00pm
Room: C06 (Main Floor 0)
Sponsor: 
World Health Organization
Interpretation Available: No

The overall objective for this session is to provide input and recommendations for a plan of work initiated by WHO’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research for 2011-13, in partnership with the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and other international agencies, to address meeting the need for family planning among women following childbirth through programmatic guidance for health systems and the identification of areas for further research. The specific objectives of the session are to:  a) review discussions and knowledge-synthesis activities conducting during 2010-2011; b) provide comments on a proposal to develop evidence-based programmatic guidance on the topic; c) participate in the scoping of the required content for guidance on promoting family planning services to women during an extended postpartum period; d) note ongoing activities that may contribute towards this effort; and d) identify where gaps and challenges remain with regards to programmatic promotion of postpartum family planning.

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NEW: The Ins and Outs of PPIUCD: Focusing on PPFP/PPIUCD Services

Date:  December 1, 2011
Time:  6:00pm-9:00pm
Room: C06 (Main Floor 0)
Sponsor: 
Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP)
Interpretation Available: No

The goal of this session is to hear from experts in the field lessons learned on the establishment of PPIUCD as part of PPFP, implementation and scale-up.   Participants will hear from a variety of country PPIUCD programs both in Africa and Asia such as India, Zambia, Rwanda and Guinea.  There will also be a demonstration of PPIUCD insertion on a model and participants will have the opportunity to practice.

Specific objectives include:

  • Increase the understanding  of programmatic  approaches for establishing PPFP/PPIUCD services such as:
    • Advocacy and support from leading Ob-Gyn providers
    • Ensuring the needed educational materials for pre-service and in-service training
    • Capability development by training master trainers
    • Provision of necessary equipment/supplies for service provision
    • Whole facility orientation
    • Strengthening facilitative supervision
    • Post insertion follow-up of acceptors
    • Documentation and monitoring of services to improve the quality of services
    • Scaling-up of services
  • Increase understanding of lessons learned from experience to date such as:
    • Identification and involvement of champions
    • Informing all facility staff as key to program success
    • Using examples from satisfied customers to increase acceptors
    • Strategies related to client follow-up

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
Contact: Cat McKaig, cmckaig@jhpiego.net

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The IBP Initiative: Scaling up What Works in Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Date:  December 1, 2011
Time:  6:00pm-8:00pm
Room: Flamboyant (located near hotel lobby)
Sponsor:  IBP Secretariat, World Health Organization/Department of Reproductive Health and Research
Interpretation Available: Yes

For over 10 years, UNFPA, USAID, WHO and over 30 other organizations have been supporting the IBP Initiative (Implementing Best Practices) to work with countries to scale up effective family planning and reproductive health practices. By fostering collaboration, introducing the management of change, and developing methods and tools for sharing knowledge, the partner agencies have created a powerful catalyst for action at the global, regional and country level.

This session will include a panel presentation highlighting how IBP approaches have helped programs and countries achieve progress in reproductive health and family planning. The panel will also highlight the advantages and opportunities for organizations to become members of IBP.

The panel will be followed by an interactive component, where participants will be invited to visit stations highlighting key areas of IBP’s work, including:

  • Fostering change to scale up best practices
  • Monitoring and Evaluating the scaling up process
  • Documentation of best practices
  • The updated Knowledge Gateway
  • Establishing virtual communities of practice and discussion forums
  • Dissemination and utilization of the WHO 4 cornerstones, the FP/TRP, and USAID’S High Impact Practices in FP
  • Supporting and maintaining partnerships

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
Suzanne Reier, reiers@who.int, +41.22.79 1.4464

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Integration of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

Date:  December 1, 2011
Time:  6:00pm-7:30pm
Room: Salon Saint Louis (Floor +1)
Sponsor:  UNFPA and Population Council
Interpretation Available: No

ICPD Programme of Action emphasizes the importance of providing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services rather than vertical programmes of family planning. In this auxiliary session the experience of Kenya in integrating SRH services and a distance-education game for programme managers who would like to integrate SRH services will be presented. Between 2004 and 2006 the MoH of Kenya adapted a WHO generic guide to essential practice to standardize the management of STIs/RTIs in RH service settings. In June 2006 the National RTI Guidelines were launched. WHO and UNFPA provided financial support for various field activities while Population Council provided technical support to MoH, which was responsible for project implementation. In this panel the process through which these adapted guidelines have been implemented and evaluated in terms of the feasibility, acceptability and effect on the quality of care provided will be presented. Additionally, a presentation and demonstration of a distance-education game, developed by UNFPA based on a guidance document developed in partnership with Population Council, will be done.  During the game, the player is requested to interact with key stakeholders and, after doing research on resources provided, s/he is questioned on the steps to follow and her/his understanding of the process is assessed. 

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
Juncal Plazaola-Castano, plazaola-castano@unfpa.org, +1-212-297-5142

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A Participatory Discussion on the Science and Practice of Research-to-Practice

Date:  December 1, 2011
Time:  6:00pm-7:30 pm
Room: B05 (Main Floor 0)
Sponsor:  FHI360
Interpretation Available: No

The global family planning (FP) community has extensive experience moving FP research findings into practice. Yet while some FP research findings succeed in influencing or transforming local policies and programs, others languish in research briefs, PowerPoint slides, or journal articles. In a facilitated group discussion, the participants will: explore the barriers of and facilitators for applying the results of FP research; provide examples of strategies that have been challenging and/or successful in getting evidence-based FP interventions or research findings into practice; and review existing evidence-based approaches for the research-to-practice process, including the extent to which we are using those approaches in our work. The group will also explore what is needed to make FP research-to-practice efforts more effective, using one of the USAID “high-impact practices” in family planning as an example. At the end of the meeting, the participants will have a better understanding of the barriers to, facilitators of, and promising practices for successfully translating FP evidence into practice.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
Eva Canoutas, ecanoutas@fhi360.org, 1-919-544-7040 x 11215

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How Holistic is your Program? A New Tool to Help Assess National Family Planning Programs

Date:  December 1, 2011
Time:  6:00pm-9:00pm
Room: B06 (Main Floor 0)
Sponsor: 
EngenderHealth
Interpretation Available: Yes

Robust, efficient, and holistic family planning (FP) programs remain urgently needed if countries are to achieve their health and development goals, and to support individuals in meeting their reproductive intentions. In response, EngenderHealth has developed the Supply-Enabling Environment-Demand (SEED)â„¢ Assessment Guide for Family Planning Programming. This innovative tool can help FP program planners to identify strengths and weaknesses in national FP programs and offers a framework for a comprehensive approach to program design.

During this participatory workshop, EngenderHealth facilitators will provide a detailed explanation of the Guide’s methodology and the 25 key programming elements (and their accompanying assessment criteria) that the Guide identifies as crucial for strong FP programs. Small group exercises will familiarize workshop participants with the SEED Assessment Guide and select programming elements, so that they might apply this tool within their own country contexts.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
Holly Connor or Erin McGinn, hconnor@engenderhealth.org; emcginn@engenderhealth.org, 212-561-8061 or 212-561-8392

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Making Mobile Connections: Discussing mHealth for FP/RH

Date:  December 1, 2011
Time:  7:30pm-9:30pm
Room: B12 (Main Floor 0)
Sponsor: 
FHI360
Interpretation Available: Yes

Mobile phones provide a novel means of reaching people with health information and support, especially in developing countries where access to health information, providers, and services is limited. While there is one doctor for every 50,000 patients in Tanzania, 8,000 patients in Zambia, and 7,000 patients in Kenya, approximately 40% of people in these countries currently use mobile phones, with penetration across Africa expected to reach almost 54% by 2012. While FP/RH programs around the world are looking to mobile phones as an innovative and exciting opportunity, the evidence in support of various strategies is only beginning to accumulate and organizations engaging in mHealth are not always connected to one another. This session will provide an opportunity for individuals to informally share their experiences in using mobile phones to support FP/RH programs, discuss the available evidence, identify promising practices as well as gaps in the field, and network across countries.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
Trinity Zan, tzan@fhi360.org, 919-544-7040 x.11404

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Update on Emergency Contraception: Latest Evidence and Trends

Date:  December 1, 2011
Time:  6:00-8:00
Room: C106 (Floor +1)
Sponsor: 
International Consortium for Emergency Contraception and Population Council
Interpretation Available: Yes

The International Consortium for Emergency Contraception will offer a technical update on EC, including the latest information on EC access in developing countries, new information on EC safety and mechanism of action, and emerging technologies, including use of IUDs and ulipristal acetate for EC. Questions and shared country experiences will be encouraged!

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
Elizabeth Westley, ewestley@fcimail.org, 917.650.6769

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Lake Victoria Basin Population, Health, Environment Partnership Launch and Celebration

Date:  December 1, 2011
Time:  7:00pm-9:00pm
Room: Salon Zinguichor (Floor +1)
Sponsor
:  Pathfinder International, in collaboration with the MacArthur and Packard Foundations
Interpretation Available: No

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health are joining in partnership to support an integrated community-managed Population, Health, and Environment Initiative in the Lake Victoria Basin region, to be implemented by Pathfinder International and its local partners Ecological Christian Organization and Conservation Through Public Health in Uganda, and Osienala-Friends of Lake Victoria in Kenya. This event will be the formal launch and celebration of this two-country initiative. Speakers will present the need and rationale for this multisectoral program, potential strategies, and the importance of a regional partnership to bring family planning, and maternal and reproductive health services to the most neglected communities living in and around Lake Victoria, where health and livelihoods are threatened by ecosystem degradation and natural resource depletion.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
Jesse McKenna, jmckenna@pathfinder.org

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Film Festival

Date:  December 1, 2011
Time:  6:00pm-9:30pm
Room: Auditorium (Main Floor 0)
Sponsor:  PSI
Interpretation Available: Yes

PSI will host an evening of films celebrating the successes and innovations shown across the world in Family Planning. Prior to the conference, PSI will circulate a call for film entries to all conference attendees. A selection of these films will be shown at the event so that all partners, attendees and colleagues can showcase their best endeavors. Hosted by the PSI President, Karl Hofmann and introduced by special guests from partner organizations, the evening will be a relaxed and informal way of networking with family planning colleagues, reviewing new ideas, and understanding, via the film’s stunning visuals and engaging sounds, the real impact of family planning successes around the world.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
Jennifer Pope/Cate O’Kane, jpope@psi.org/cokane@psi.org, + 1 202 785 0072

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Setting and Prioritizing the Family Planning Research Agenda

Date:  December 1, 2011
Time:  6:00pm-9:30pm
Room: Salon Vert (Floor -1)
Sponsor:  Organisation Mondiale de la Santé, Department of Reproductive Health and Research
Interpretation Available: No

Building consensus among stakeholders

Rationale: It is critical to align the global research agenda and allied funding contributions towards efforts that have the greatest impact on reducing unmet need for family planning among men and women of reproductive age living in low-­-and middle-­-income countries.
Objective: To establish consensus among stakeholders on priorities for research to address unmet need in family planning, focusing on research gaps related to new technologies, and research to improve access to and use of existing contraceptives.
Process: To apply the validated CHNRI research prioritization methodology to address the challenge of addressing vulnerable populations’ unmet need for family planning by 2020.
Stakeholders: WHO Department of Reproductive Health, Ministries of Health, Technical agencies, Donor agencies, family planning service providers, the private sector, and family planning researchers.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
Dr. Moazzam Ali and Mr. Garrett Mehl, alimoa@who.int; mehlg@who.int, +4122-791-4915

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Realizing Promise: Policymaker Forum with Young Leaders

Date:  December 1, 2011
Time:  6:00pm-8:00pm
Room: Salon Brun (Floor -1)
Sponsor:  Youth Health and Rights Coalition
Interpretation Available: Yes

Today’s young people represent the largest generation in history and are a powerful force for development and positive change. Emerging young leaders will share their vision for transforming their communities through a bold agenda that promotes their human rights and increased access to contraception and other sexual and reproductive health information and services. Young people and policymakers alike will discuss how to work in partnership to realize this agenda and ensure that all young people have the power and the means to fulfill their sexual and reproductive rights and health.

This event features a high-level panel of leading young activists and implementers, as well as, policymakers, including Parliamentarians, Ministry officials, and members of donor agencies from diverse country environments. The panel will be followed by a moderated question and answer session, and reception with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. All champions of young people — youth, policymakers, and adult allies– are encouraged to attend.

Sponsored by the Youth Health and Rights Coalition, a coalition comprised of advocates and implementers who, in collaboration with young people and adult allies, are working to advance the sexual and reproductive rights and health of adolescents and youth around the world.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
yhrcdakar@pathfinder.org 

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Strengthening Evidence for Programming on Unintended Pregnancy (STEP UP): Accelerating Progress on Improving Research and Translating it into Practice

Date:  December 1, 2011
Time:  6:00-8:00pm
Room: B12 (Main Floor 0)
Sponsor: 
The Population Council
Interpretation Available: Yes

The STEP UP Research Programme Consortium (funded by DfID) is working to advance efforts to systematize evidence on effective approaches to address unintended pregnancy (including improved access to family planning and to safe abortion services, where legal), accelerate the uptake in policies and programmes and build the capacity of local and national institutions to evaluate, generate and use evidence. The translation of research findings into effective policies and programmes backed by national political support and investments is the desired result. After presenting an overview of the scope of the Consortium and how we work, we will invite participants to engage with us and find ways to work with us. Progress to date will be presented to stimulate additional discussion and future partnerships.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
pubinfo@popcouncil.org or 212/339-0509

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