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Upcoming Maternal Health Webinars and Events!

Merging Marketing and Gender Analysis Perspectives on Family Planning in the DRC

This July 2 webinar considers the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which has one of the world’s lowest rates of modern contraceptive use: 8% among all women of reproductive age. In the DRC, male partners are the primary decision makers when it comes to women’s health (DHS, 2014).

Learn how the pairing of marketing and gender analysis perspectives yielded audience insights that would not have emerged from either approach alone.

Ashley Jackson, technical advisor for reproductive health with Population Services International (PSI), will lead this next webinar in the USAID-funded Health Policy Project (HPP) series hosted by the Community of Practice on Scale-up and Gender, Policy and Measurement (GPM). Please register here.


Commitment to Action: Enabling Fulfillment of Family Planning Goals 

Global and regional initiatives to improve access to and use of modern contraception, such as Family Planning 2020 and the Ouagadougou Partnership, have spurred countries to make ambitious commitments to improve programs and service delivery, and ultimately to improve the health and lives of women, their families, and communities. The Health Policy Project (HPP) and other implementing partners work with local stakeholders to support countries’ efforts to achieve their commitments.

This July 7 event will feature interactive mini-sessions on planning, advocacy, accountability, and measurement to provide concrete examples of approaches and project activities that can help countries realize their family planning commitments. The event will close with a panel discussion on how best to support country goal achievement in the future.

Join HPP for this event next Tuesday from 3:00-5:00 pm EDT. Please register in advance here.


Standards for Identifying Evidence-Based Practices in Reproductive Health 

Join WHO/IBP, UNFPA, USAID and the IBP High Impact Practices (HIP) Task Team for a series of webinars around maximizing family planning investments through evidence-based programming.

High Impact Practices (HIPs) are effective service delivery or systems interventions that when scaled up and institutionalized, can strengthen a comprehensive family planning strategy. The HIPs briefs are concise summaries of these evidence-based practices to help focus family planning resources and efforts.

The second of the webinar series on High Impact Practices will be on Thursday, July 30 from 9:30 to 10:30 am ET (13:30-14:30 in Accra, 15:30-16:30 in Geneva, and 16:30-17:30 in Nairobi).

Please click here to register. You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Use #hips4fp to join the conversation on Twitter.

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