SEORIMÍCUARO

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011

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

Linking Advocates and Implementers: Harnessing Field Expertise to Transform the US International Family Planning and Reproductive Health Policy Agenda

Date:  November 30, 2011 
Time:  
1:00pm – 2:00pm 
Room:
C05 (Main Floor 0)
Sponsor:  Pathfinder International; Marie Stopes International-US
Interpretation Available: No

Advocacy is critical to accelerate progress on delivering international reproductive health and family planning (IRH/FP) services to the hardest to reach and the most marginalized populations. FP has been lagging behind in both funding and priority in the global poverty reduction agendas, and access to contraception remains a significant barrier. The fiscal crisis and the emphasis on deficit reduction in the United States threaten to undermine long-time commitments to FP programs. In this complex environment, perspectives from the field about IRH/FP programs and their impact on the lives of women, girls, and their families can serve to significantly strengthen existing advocacy efforts.. This workshop will provide a forum for IRH/FP field-based implementers, as well as US advocates to come together to discuss how to leverage insights from the field to inform US policies relative to IFP/RH. Specifically, the session will provide a “how-to” on collecting, documenting, and sharing programmatic success stories to demonstrate evidence of impact and increase US leadership and resource support for IRH/FP.. Tools will be made available to aid field staff in collecting stories and data for U.S. advocacy purposes. This workshop is invitation-only. Lunch will be served.

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

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Empowered Decision Making: How to Make It a Reality?

Date:  November 30, 2011
Time:  6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Poolside
Sponsor:  EngenderHealth
Interpretation Available: Yes

EngenderHealth invites you to a special evening with hors d’oeuvres and wine served poolside. EngenderHealth president Pam Barnes and FIGO president Professor Gamal I. Serour will speak briefly about a vitally important issue: ensuring clients are supported in making autonomous, well-considered decisions related to their fertility and sexual and reproductive health, and how we all have a role to play in making informed and voluntary decision making a reality at all levels–individual, community, policy, and service delivery.

To express interest in attending or to RSVP (optional) please contactSarah Sherman, ssherman@engenderhealth.org

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What’s next? Maintaining the Focus on Youth after Dakar: Annual Meeting of the Interagency Youth Working Group

Date:  November 30, 2011 
Time:  
6:00pm-9:00pm 
Room:
Salon Brun (Floor -1)
Sponsor: 
FHI360 as the secretariat of the Interagency Youth Working Group (IYWG)
Interpretation Available: No

Please join FHI 360 as we host the 2011 meeting of USAID’s Interagency Youth Working Group at the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP). This meeting will focus on young people’s sexual and reproductive health needs and their implications for the field of family planning. In an informal environment, participants will discuss how to apply lessons from the conference to the field of youth sexual and reproductive health. Come as a learner or with something to share! We hope that people leave this meeting with a renewed enthusiasm for working together to share knowledge and expertise during and after the ICFP. Youth, researchers, and those who provide services to youth are welcome. There is no fee for registration but space is limited to the first 100 participants. Coffee and dessert will be served.

 To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
youthwg@FHI360.org 

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Open Data and Data Journalism in Senegal

Date:  November 30, 2011 
Time:  
6:30pm-9:30pm 
Room:
Flamboyant (located near hotel lobby)
Sponsor: 
Population Council
Interpretation Available: Yes

The Population Council, with the support of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, is organizing a mini-conference on open data and data journalism in Senegal. The purpose of the event will be to highlight the importance of data in decision-making. The event will bring together students, journalists, statisticians, policymakers, and outside speakers who represent the latest trends in open data and data journalism. The event will also be an opportunity to announce the winners of the Council’s data contest called Data for Developers.

To register for this session, please use the form on the following link: http://bit.ly/dakaropendata. If you are having trouble registering, contact Eric Green at egreen@popcouncil.org.

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Global Guidance for Family Planning: New Resources, New Tools, New Media from WHO, USAID, UNFPA and Partners

Date:  November 30, 2011 
Time:  
6:00pm-9:00pm
Room: Salon Vert (Floor -1)
Sponsor: 
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Knowledge for Health Project
Interpretation Available: Yes

This special event will introduce four key resources, making it easier than ever for reproductive health professionals to access and use the latest evidence-based family planning guidance! Participants will have the opportunity to learn about these new tools and resources from the developers and key implementing partners, participate in hands-on demonstrations, and strategize with colleagues about introducing and adapting these new resources into programs. These tools were developed and endorsed through successful collaborations between WHO, USAID, UNFPA, and multiple technical partners.

Training Resource Package for Family Planning: The Training Resource Package for Family Planning is a new key resource for family planning and reproductive health trainers, supervisors and program managers. Based on the latest evidence-based guidance for family planning, this web-based resource includes components and tools for designing, implementing and evaluating training. The Training Resource Package will include modules on contraceptive methods for clinical providers and selected methods for community health workers, as well as modules on core skills, such as informed choice counseling. Five of the modules will be shared during this event.

2011 Family Planning Handbook: Offering the latest guidance on providing contraceptive methods, the 2011 edition of Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers features several important changes, including new guidance on community-based provision of injectable contraceptives, repeat DMPA injections, breastfeeding and ARV therapy, and ARV therapy and contraceptive use.

New Mobile Applications! MEC and Family Planning Handbook: The Medical Eligibility Criteria (MEC) for Contraceptive Use and the Family Planning Handbook are now accessible via mobile phone! These in-phone apps can be downloaded or transmitted to mobile phones, using Java, Android or Apple operating systems. The new apps promise health care providers ready access to evidence-based information wherever they are, as long as they have a working mobile phone.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact:
Suzanne Reier, reiers@who.int +41.22.79 1.4464, or Kate Stence, kstence@jhuccp.org, 443.570.2008

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Leaping the Hurdles and Navigating the Maze: Getting Funding from the US NIH

Date:  November 30, 2011 
Time:  
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Room: C05 (Main Floor 0)
Sponsor: 
US National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch
Interpretation Available: No

This workshop is designed for junior and/or new investigators, from around the world. It will be led by a long-time program officer at NIH, trained as a demographer, whose grant portfolio include much research on family planning and reproductive health. The workshop will explain the basic structure of NIH and the application process. It will describe how the various institutes generate research initiatives and manage the research support process. It will provide basic suggestions regarding the conceptual design of a research proposal, and helpful hints to consider in the application process. This will be followed by, and interrupted by, questions and answers from the participants.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
Susan F Newcomer, Ph.D., newcomes@mail.nih.gov, 301 435 6981

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SPA Surveys: Family Planning Findings from the 2009 Namibia and 2010 Kenya SPA Surveys and an Overview of the Next Generation SPA Core Questionnaires

Date:  November 30, 2011 
Time:  
6:00pm – 7:30pm 
Room:
Salon Saint Louis
Sponsor: 
ICF Macro, DHS Project
Interpretation Available: No

Service Provision Assessment (SPA) surveys are sample surveys of formal sector health facilities. The objective of SPA surveys is to provide information on the availability of health services in general, and the preparedness of health facilities to provide quality services, including family planning services, to clients. MEASURE DHS project, developer of the SPA survey methodology, has been providing technical assistance to countries to field SPA surveys since 1997. The two most recent SPA surveys are the 2009 Namibia and 2010 Kenya SPA surveys SPA surveys utilize 4 main questionnaire types as follows: i. Facility Audit modules ii. Observation protocols for ANC, Family Planning, STI and Sick Child services iii. Exit Interview questionnaires iv. Health Worker Interview questionnaires SPA questionnaires and indicators have recently been revised and pre-tested, and the resulting core questionnaires and indicators published. This session will present findings from the family planning components of the 2009 Namibia and 2010 Kenya SPA surveys. It will then provide information on the next generation core SPA questionnaires and indicators, and highlight the utility of SPA surveys in measuring the availability services in formal sector health facilities, and the preparedness of facilities to provide family planning and reproductive health service.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
Dr. Paul Ametepi, pametepi@icfi.com, 301.572.0409

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MNCH and FP Integration: A Community Market Place of Practitioners

Date:  November 30, 2011 
Time:  7
:00pm-9:00pm
Room: B12 (Main Floor 0) 
Sponsor: 
MCHIP and Jhpiego
Interpretation Available: No

Enjoy refreshments while participating in an engaging, hands-on workshop. Integrating family planning counseling and services as a routine part of maternal, newborn and child health at both facility and community level presents unique opportunities to advance family planning and achieve better health outcomes for women, newborn and children. In this session, MCHIP and Jhpiego invite you to experience how integration works in a hands on session. Led by a team of team of experienced program and technical experts, the session will begin by sharing a short presentation of global research and programming evidence in family planning integration, followed by five stations featuring:

  1. Exhibition of advocacy and program resources including behavior change communication strategies and program tools such as audio/visual job aids;
  2. Family planning counseling in antenatal, pre-discharge and postnatal visits;
  3. Postabortion care and postabortion family planning;
  4. Postpartum IUCD demonstration; and
  5. New areas of integration with maternal infant and young child nutrition and immunization. 

Lessons learned from successful country programs will also be highlighted during this session.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
Elizabeth Sasser, esasser@jhpiego.net, 202-835-3153

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40 years of Building Stronger Health Systems to Improve Family Planning: Panel Discussion and Reception

Date:  November 30, 2011 
Time:  
6:00pm-8:00pm 
Room:
C12 (Main Floor 0)
Sponsor: 
Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Interpretation Available: No

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) cordially invites you to a reception to celebrate MSH’s 40 years of closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since 1971, MSH has been building local capacity and strengthening health systems to improve the quality and accessibility of family planning programs and other services. Relying on best practices, MSH strengthens and integrates services across all health system building blocks and health areas toward the goal of universal health coverage. Please join MSH’s Family Planning Technical Lead, Dr. Halida Akhter, for a short panel discussion and reception. No registration required. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
Ian Lathrop, ilathrop@msh.org, 1-617-250-9459

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Creating the Healthiest Generation: Training Young People as “Peer Providers”

Date:  November 30, 2011 
Time:  
6:00pm-9:00pm
Room: Salon Ziguinchor (Floor +1) 
Sponsor: 
Planned Parenthood Federation of America – Africa Regional Office
Interpretation Available: No

The work of the Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance (RHRA) helped to redefine policy provisions on access to comprehensive reproductive health care in Kenya. This coalition-based model successfully brings organizations with diverse backgrounds together to advocate for one common goal. The model offers lessons for advocates worldwide, including the importance of collaboration among diverse groups to share intelligence, develop strategies and, ultimately, reach high level decision makers and broad grassroots networks to enable policy change. This workshop will review the RHRA’s launch and successes and discuss the challenges and possibilities of coalition work to advance access to family planning and reproductive health care.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
Franco Wandabwa, franco.wandabwa@ppfa.or.ke, 254-20-2727049-52

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Passing the Baton: Family Planning Leaders of Today Pass on their Experiences to Tomorrow’s Leaders

Date:  November 30, 2011
Time:  6:00pm-9:00pm
Room: Auditorium
Sponsor: 
PSI
Interpretation Available: Yes

By learning from today’s examples of family planning from around the world, we can ensure that access to and availability and effectiveness of family planning grows. PSI invites conference attendees to listen as members of the future generation of Family Planning leaders learn from those who are already leaders in the field. This will be a moderated question and answer session led by a leader. Members of the audience will also be able to join in by submitting questions prior to the session via various channels at the conference. Question topics may include: new innovations, best practices, building scale, ensuring institutional development, capacity building and ‘”the one thing I wish I’d known 10 years ago”.

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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Applying the ExpandNet/WHO Nine Step Methodology for Developing a Scaling-Up Strategy

Date:  November 30, 2011
Time:  6:00pm-7:30pm
Room: C06 (Main Floor 0)
Sponsor: ExpandNet/WHO
Interpretation Available: No

Strategic planning and management are required to successfully scale up public health interventions. ExpandNet, an international network of health professionals who seek to advance the practice and science of scaling up, has developed a framework, guidance tools and a methodology to support strategic thinking in scaling up public health innovations (www.expandnet.net). ExpandNet has supported the development of scaling-up strategies for successfully tested health innovations using a participatory, country-owned, facilitated process. In each case, the exercise resulted in very different kinds of activities to advance scaling up than otherwise would have been pursued.

This hands-on skill-building workshop is intended for program managers, researchers and other health professionals who seek to ensure that successfully tested health interventions are expanded and benefit more people on a lasting basis. Participants will be exposed briefly to the framework for scaling up and will use a hypothetical family planning case study that is based on actual country experience to practice applying the nine-step methodology for developing a scaling-up strategy. They will become familiar with the ExpandNet/WHO tools for scaling up and acquire skills in diagnosing scaling-up challenges as well as planning and managing a systematic approach to the scaling up of best practices.

Please note that this workshop will be given in English.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
Laura Ghiron, ljghiron@umich.edu, 1-530-792-1918

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Methodological Developments on Reproductive Health Indicators

Date: November 30, 2011
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Room: C106 (Floor +1)
Sponsor: 
WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and UN Population Division
Interpretation Available: Yes

This auxiliary session intends to present and discuss first the recently agreed definition for the unmet need rate indicator and second the new methods to model estimates for contraceptive use and unmet need for contraception as developed by the UN Population Division.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
Edilberto Loaiza, loaiza@unfpa.org

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Lessons Learned from a Broad-scale Evaluation of a Family Planning Leadership Development Program

Date:  November 30, 2011 
Time:  
6:00pm-8:00pm 
Room:
B05 (Main Floor 0)
Sponsor: 
Institute of International Education and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Interpretation Available: Yes

Over the last decade, the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Leadership Development for Mobilizing Reproductive Health (LDM) Program has helped develop and sustain leaders working on the front lines of family planning and reproductive health issues in countries such as Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and the Philippines. In March 2010, IIE, with funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, engaged the NYU Wagner School’s Research Center for Leadership in Action (RCLA) to conduct a twelve-month participatory evaluation that examined whether large investments in leadership development actually makes a difference in the social change movements and fields they seek to impact. This session will allow presenters from IIE, Packard Foundation, evaluators and leadership fellows to discuss the LDM program context, the innovative participatory methodologies used in this evaluation, and highlight some of its main findings and lessons learned. Following the presentations, facilitators will invite the audience to reflect on the case study and draw from their own experiences. The audience will be asked to reflect on ways in which leadership programs can identify and measure their contribution to achieve their goals. View flier.

To express interest in attending or to register, please contact: 
Cheryl Francisconi, cfrancisconi@iie-ethiopia.org, +251-911-005331

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