E2A at ICFP: January 26, 2016
On the second day at the International Conference on Family Planning, in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, E2A staff gave presentations focused on: a postpartum family planning program in Cameroon which has resulted in the spike in uptake of contraceptives, particularly long-acting methods; efforts to improve and enhance access to postabortion care services in Togo; and support to faith-based organizations in Africa to deliver family planning and reproductive health services. Three presentations from E2A staff covered programs and tools for youth: the decision-making tool on youth-friendly services—Thinking outside the separate space: A decision-making tool for designing youth-friendly services—developed by E2A and Pathfinder International; a study in Mozambique that examined use of text messages to deliver information and stories related to sexual and reproductive health; and the scale-up of youth-friendly services in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. The day closed with a press conference on release of the Global Consensus Statement: Committing to Full and Informed Choice of Contraceptives for Adolescents and Youth formulated by a number of a number of nongovernmental organizations, professional associations, and donors, including the E2A consortium.
You can view the presentations here:
- Implementers’ Perspective – a Decision Making Tool on Youth Friendly Services (by Regina Benevides)
- Reinvigorating Use of Family Planning in Cameroon with Emphasis on Immediate Postpartum Intra-Uterine Devices and Immediate Postpartum Implants (by Lea Monda)
- Improving Access to Quality Postabortion Care in Togo (by Stembile Mugore)
- Improving Youth’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Knowledge, Attitudes, and Self-Efficacy Related to Contraception through Short Message Services (SMS) Education: Evidence from Mozambique (by Regina Benevides)
- Mobilizing Religious Leaders and Faith-Based Organizations in Africa to Scale Up Family Planning and Reproductive Health (by Tonny Tumwesigye)
- Sustaining Youth-Friendly Services (YFS): Oromia Regional Health Bureau's Ownership and Scale-up of YFS (by Worknesh Kereta)
E2A staff took part in numerous poster sessions as well. Please contact Maru Valdes, email@example.com, for more information.