Now More Than Ever – How Sexual and Reproductive HealthCare Continues During COVID
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2021 – 10:00AM EST
Despite the disruptions to school, travel, and supply chains in 2020, youth-facing organizations around the world still stepped up to continue engaging and serving our communities with essential health services. After all, life doesn’t stop for a disaster, and neither does the need for SRHR services, products, and support.
In this webinar, we heard from three organizations:
- Population Services International – Vietnam
- Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) & YLabs
- Pathfinder International Pakistan
All were forced to pivot in the face of COVID-19, and each shared their stories, challenges, and successes that they experienced last year during the implementation and evaluation phases of their projects.
We invite you to download the slides here, and view the presentation below.
- Amy Dornbusch, Member – Maverick Collective
- Van Dinh, Senior Project Manager – Human Centered Design, PSI – Vietnam
- Joshua Atabinore Akharigeya, Advocacy Officer, PPAG
- Jordan Levine, Senior Epidemiologist, YLabs
- Dr. Tabinda Sarosh, Country Director – Pathfinder Pakistan
Our discussion covered:
- PSI: Reducing unplanned pregnancies amongst adolescents in Hanoi, Vietnam through a human centered design project.
- Pathfinder: Integrating COVID-19 programming into family planning programming in Pakistan.
- PPAG & YLabs: Piloting and evaluating a youth-designed intervention to increase access to safe abortion services during COVID.
Member, Maverick Collective
Amy Dornbusch serves as Co-Director of the Marks Family Foundation, which awards risk tolerant grants that focus primarily on disease research, education and the arts. Here she is working to establish a focus area on women and girls as it relates to international development issues. Amy brings her experience in risk tolerance investing and an entrepreneurial approach to pursue the path of advancement for young women.
Senior Project Manager, Human Centered Design, PSI – Vietnam
Van Dinh is a Marketing and Communication professional with experience designing and implementing numerous evidence-based SBCC campaigns in health areas such as WASH, HIV, NCD, Malaria and Reproductive Health. She currently leads a project titled: “Using youth-powered design to reduce unintended pregnancy among youth,” where PSI Vietnam partners with young people in the design and delivery of programs relevant for their needs.
JOSHUA AKHARIGEYA ATABINORE
Advocacy Officer, PPAG
Joshua Atabinore Akharigeya is the Advocacy Officer for the Stigma Free Abortion Service Project otherwise known as StigFAS. He started his SRHR journey as a volunteer with the youth-volunteer wing of PPAG i.e Youth Action Movement (YAM) in 2014. He gradually became the National YAM Coordinator and led various national and local level campaigns including the IDECIDE Campaign, Youth Connect and Uproot Campaign while providing technical and administrative support to 18 YAM branches across the country.
Senior Epidemiologist, YLabs
Jordan Levine is an epidemiologist who develops research frameworks and designs impact strategies across projects. Before joining YLabs, Jordan worked in Tanzania with Population Services International on their East Africa reproductive health research portfolio. Previously, Jordan conducted behavioral health research for the US Department of Defense and consulted for Project Concern International on their prenatal care programs in US-Mexico border communities. Jordan holds a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology from Columbia University and Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and public health from UC Berkeley.
DR. TABINDA SAROSH
Country Director, Pathfinder Pakistan
Dr. Tabinda Sarosh is a medical doctor and a public health practitioner. She has developed and implemented numerous reproductive health programs in the private and public health systems at national, regional and global levels. In addition, as a gender and SRH programmer she has led successful evidence-based advocacy campaigns, notably that for Standardization of Age of Marriage to 18, the inclusion of critical women’s health indicators in public data and information systems and revision of curricula for the frontline providers in Pakistan. Currently, she is also the Project Director for Naya Qadam, through which Pathfinder is taking a systems strengthening approach to increase the access of women and girls to high-quality post-pregnancy family planning and counseling public and private health services.