Taking Evidence to Action: Scalable approaches to expanding contraceptive choice for women and youth in four African countries

October 3, 2016

Countries around the world have made ambitious pledges to work toward universal access to sexual and reproductive health services—which includes quality family planning services that offer women and girls a wide range of contraceptive methods. Those pledges culminated most recently in commitments under the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health. To succeed in these efforts, effective family planning interventions need to move beyond small-scale projects to reach much larger populations by applying systematic approaches to scale-up.

Join us for a rare opportunity to engage with Pathfinder International’s country representatives from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Niger, and Nigeria about how interventions implemented under the E2A Project were systematically designed and implemented in ways that looked ahead to future scale-up. The country representatives will describe how they used E2A’s approach of taking evidence to action to ensure the interventions’ potential for scale. Learning on how the interventions helped to expand contraceptive choice for underserved communities, and in particular reach adolescents and youth, will be highlighted.


    • Patricia McDonald, Senior Technical Advisor, USAID, Office of Population and Reproductive Health
    • Teshome Woldemedhin, a Global Health Fellow at USAID and Senior Youth and Sexual and Reproductive Health Advisor for the Office of Population and Reproductive Health


  • Aben Ngay, Country Representative, Pathfinder International, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Mengistu Asnake, Country Representative, Pathfinder International, Ethiopia
  • Sani Aliou, Country Representative, Pathfinder International, Niger
  • Farouk Jega, Country Representative, Pathfinder International, Nigeria


Listen to a recording of the event, here.

When: October 3, 2016
Where: 1330 G Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States