Self-Care at #NotWithoutFP Forum

Not without FP Forum, hosted by the International Conference on Family Planning, will have a virtual community dialogue on universal health coverage (UHC) and Covid-19 on February 2nd and 3rd. Sessions led by community leaders and sector experts will discuss the latest research and programmatic learnings, while sharing solutions for addressing emerging challenges — many of which focus on the role of self-care. 

The world cannot achieve UHC without ensuring family planning is included as an essential intervention — and self-care is an effective tool to reach this goal. 

Join members of the SCTG in panel discussions and roundtables at the Not Without FP Forum where they will discuss self-care and its role in effectively achieving UHC, strengthening primary health care, and improving access to family planning. 

And if you can’t make the conference,  follow us on Twitter @selfcare4uhc using #selfcare4uhc to follow in the conversation!

Where to find Self-Care at #Notwithoutfp

Overview: The panel highlights innovative advocacy responses and adaptations to ensure family planning continuity during the pandemic. It will also offer lessons learned from these interventions that can be replicated and scaled up in the immediate future and beyond.

Time: 9:40 – 11:00 AM ET

SCTG presence:

  • Using technology platforms to promote youth-led accountability: Mapping contraceptive methods and service availability in Kampala, Uganda with IYAFP
  • Ask, Listen, Act: Elevating women and their demands in FP budget and policy advocacy in Sindh Province, Pakistan with White Ribbon Alliance
  • The right issue at the right time: Advancing self-care in Senegal amidst COVID-19 with PATH Senegal
  • Partnerships in research and advocacy to advance access to contraception and abortion during (and after) COVID-19 with Ibis Reproductive Health

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Overview: This panel brings together four concrete examples from across the globe of how governments, civil society, and private sector are responding to challenges of COVID-19, employing evidence-based family planning practices and policies, and advancing innovations to ensure that current and new family planning users continue to have access to a wide range of voluntary contraceptive methods and quality information and services.

Time: 9:40 – 11:00 AM ET

SCTG presence:

  • Innovations in self-care: lessons learned from applying virtual tools and approaches for increasing client self-injection of DMPA-SC in DRC, Madagascar, Senegal, and Uganda:  DMPA-SC Access Collaborative, PATH

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Overview: A roundtable discussion in both French and English on self-care topics.

Time: 9:40 – 11:00 AM EST

SCTG Presence:

  • Advancing Self-Care through Policy, National Programming, and Advocacy: a Cross-Country Learning Exchange
  • How can FP programs continue to advocate when COVID is overwhelming everything?
      • English Facilitator: Frederick Mubiru (FHI 360)
  • Does data even matter? How should data be used for family planning advocacy?
  • Adolescent sexual and reproductive health and well-being: a nexus to universal health care
  • Family Planning Advocacy in a Shifting Environment
      • English Facilitator: Claire Mathonsi (Advocacy Accelerator)
      • French Facilitator: Rodrigue Ngouana (Jhpiego)

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