The Initiative to Stress the Critical Importance of Reproductive Health in Urban Slums at ICFP

by Kim Martin | Oct. 20, 2018

Please join The Challenge Initiative at the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, Rwanda, as we promote scaling up access to reproductive health solutions for women and girls living in urban slums.

Prior to ICFP, we will co-host a pre-conference event called Healthy Cities Now and in the Future: The Critical Role of Urban Reproductive Health. The pre-conference, which is also co-hosted by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, will be held Nov. 11 -12 at the Lemigo Hotel. You may register for the pre-conference here.

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, we will host an ICFP panel in the Main Auditorium from 2:35 – 3:55 pm called The Changing Landscape of Philanthropy: Implications for the Development Community featuring panelists from several prominent foundations and development organizations. Two other preformed panels will focus on our “business unusual” platform that lets cities lead their own family planning programs. Our staff will participate in four other panels and present nine posters throughout the conference. See details below.

At 6:30 pm on Nov. 13, we will hold an interactive side event and reception to provide an opportunity for conference attendees to familiarize themselves with our work in four regional “hubs” in Francophone West Africa, East Africa, Nigeria and India. In addition, we will launch a mobile app of TCI University, the program’s key mechanism for scaling up best-practice family planning solutions in urban slums. This event will take place in the Royal Suite at the Radisson Blu hotel.

Stop by Booth 21 throughout the conference to learn more about us and meet our team!

WHAT WHEN/WHERE
13 NOVEMBER
Poster Session 1: L’Identification Systématique des Besoins des Clientes en PF (ISBC/PF) : une stratégie clé pour la pérennisation de l’offre de services PF dans le système de santé

8 am 11 am

Auditorium Terrace

Preformed Panel: Reaching the urban poor with FP services: Business Unusual approaches demonstrating impact and early wins

11:55- 1:15 pm

Room: AD11

Session:1.2.14: Engaging the Private Sector: Engagement of private sector increased the access of urban poor to family planning services-An experience from The Challenge Initiative for Healthy Cities (TCIHC)-India

11:55 – 1:15 pm

Room: AD7

Invited Donor Panel: The Changing Landscape of Philanthropy: Implications for the Development Community

2:35pm -3:55 pm

Auditorium/Plenary Hall

Session 1.3.8: Involving men in family planning via vasectomy and standard days method: Bold male engagement strategy increases NSV coverage and male participation in family planning program

2:35pm -3:55 pm

Room AD9

Side Event: Interact with Business Unusual: The Challenge Initiative’s Urban Family Planning Tools

6:30 pm – 9 pm

Royal Suite, Radisson Blu hotel

14 NOVEMBER
Poster Session 5: The business unusual social and behaviour change approach of scaling up program interventions in Nigeria; The Challenge Initiative’s family planning model

11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Auditorium Terrace

Poster Session 5: Scaling up high impact interventions for family planning – an experience from The Challenge Initiative for Healthy Cities (TCIHC)-India

11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Auditorium Terrace

Session 2.4.8: New approaches and scale up in urban and reproductive health: Stepping Back: Moving from Traditional Technical Assistance to Coaching Local Implementers to Deliver Quality Family Planning in East Africa

4:20 pm – 5:40 pm

Room AD9

Session 2.4.8: New approaches and scale up in urban and reproductive health: Systematic Approach to designing scalable and sustainable FP programs in Selected Urban areas in east Africa.

4:20 pm – 5:40 pm

Room AD9

Preformed Panel: Les maires s’engagement : TCI-Afrique de l’Ouest Francophone (AOF) aide à mobiliser et augmenter la capacité des collectivités locales en leadership en matière de planification familiale/santé de la reproduction des populations urbaines pauvres

4:20 pm – 5:40 pm

Room AD4

15 NOVEMBER
Poster Session 7: Are cities up to the challenge? A new model for scaling up FP in urban areas

8 am – 11 am

Auditorium Terrace

Poster Session 7: Results-Based Financing: An Innovative Approach to Family Planning Programming in Nigeria

8 am – 11 am

Auditorium Terrace

Poster Session 7: Nigeria Family Planning Landscape: Flow of Information, Advocacy, Budget and Logistics-The Challenge Initiative Experience in Ogun State, South West Nigeria

8 am – 11 am

Auditorium Terrace

Poster Session 7: Contraceptive Technology Update (CTU) as a tool for quick win in Family Planning/Reproductive Health Services: Example of Kano State, Nigeria

8 am – 11 am

Auditorium Terrace

Poster Session 7: Fixing day for family planning services increase the number of additional family planning users at scale in urban India

8 am – 11 am

Auditorium Terrace

Poster Session 7: The Role of Family Planning Champions in influencing Policy Actions: A Case study of intervention in Delta State- South South, Nigeria

8 am – 11 am

Auditorium Terrace

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