On Tuesday, February 23rd from 4-5pm EAT (Nairobi), the East, Central, and Southern Africa Health Community and the University of California San Francisco co-led a webinar entitled: “Innovative Strategies in Family Planning: Valuable Lessons from East Africa.” This webinar was the second in the Accelerating Evidence to Use in Policy and Programs: Strengthening & Sustaining RMNCAH Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa webinar series.
Over 50 people attended the webinar, which explored innovations that address access, misconceptions, and implementation strategies for new family planning methods. Case studies on family planning strategies in Uganda and pooled procurement solutions in East Africa were complimented by an evidence review and additional policy considerations. The series launch brought together esteemed speakers from across sub-Saharan Africa, including:
- Dr. Betty Kyaddondo, Director of Family Health at the National Population Council (NPC) Uganda
- Dr. Euphemia Sibanda, Epidemiologist at The Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research Zimbabwe (CeSHHAR Zimbabwe) and Senior Lecturer in Global Health and Epidemiology at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
- Dr. Judith Aloyo, Technical Director for USAID RHITES-Acholi at University Research Co., LLC
- Dr. Puleng Ramataboe, Manager of Family Health and Infectious Diseases at East, Central, and Southern Africa Health Community
- Ramatu Dorado, Family Planning Policy Adviser at UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO)
Speaker presentations were followed by a Q&A session hosted by Dr. Sandra McCoy. This important dialogue and other sections of the webinar can be viewed online at the Implementation Science Collaborative’s Youtube Channel. Click here to visit the ISC Youtube Channel and view the full webinar >