July 2016

  • Sarah V. Harlan

    CCP | Learning Director
    A health worker inserts an implant into a client's arm in Ethiopia. © 2009 Mengistu Asnake, Courtesy of Photoshare

    A health worker inserts an implant into a client's arm in Ethiopia. © 2009 Mengistu Asnake, Courtesy of Photoshare

    On July 14th, I attended the “Expanding Access to LARCs and Permanent Methods through Task Sharing” event in Washington, DC. Hosted by Population Services International (PSI) through the SIFPO2 Project, the full-day meeting featured a wide range of experts discussing challenges and solutions related to task sharing for implants, IUDs, female sterilization, and vasectomy.

  • Erin Portillo

    CCP | Program Officer, HC3

    This post originally appeared on the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative blog.

    Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Kenya receive family planning training before being sent into the communities where they work. © 2012 John Kihoro/Tupange (Jhpiego Kenya), Courtesy of Photoshare

    Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Kenya receive family planning training before being sent into the communities where they work. © 2012 John Kihoro/Tupange (Jhpiego Kenya), Courtesy of Photoshare

    On July 14, I attended the Washington, DC, SIFPO2 Project event “Expanding Access to LARCs and Permanent Methods through Task Sharing.” While HC3 does work to increase youth access to long-acting reversible contraceptive methods (LARCs), and task sharing is something certainly on our collective radar as a promising practice in family planning (FP), HC3 hasn’t yet worked specifically on FP task sharing. I took with me to the event, therefore, one open-ended question: What role can social and behavior change communication (SBCC) play in task sharing for better FP outcomes?

  • K4Health Highlights

    Elizabeth Futrell

    CCP | Content Development Lead
    FP Voices cover FP2020

    Through FP Voices, K4Health, FP2020, and our partners document and share stories from individuals around the world who are passionate about family planning. Many of you have supported our efforts by participating in an interview and portrait session, visiting the FP Voices installation at global conferences, or reading and sharing FP Voices stories. With your help, we have collected more than 200 stories from more than 40 countries.

  • Emily Sullivan, MSc

    Family Planning 2020 | Youth Engagement Manager

    This post originally appeared on Global Daily.

    This week, the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) movement will turn four. With only four years left to accomplish its ambitious goal of reaching an additional 120 million with access to lifesaving contraceptives, this is a pivotal moment to appreciate progress and acknowledge the challenges that line the path to 2020.

  • Delphina Ntangeki

    University Research Co., LLC (URC) | Quality Improvement Advisor for Knowledge Management and Communication
    Delphina Ntangeki sharing ASSIST experiences in conducting knowledge harvesting.

    Delphina Ntangeki sharing ASSIST experiences in conducting knowledge harvesting. Photo: Cassandra Mickish Gross, CCP.

    I was excited when I was invited to participate in the Knowledge Management Share Fair, which took place from April 13th to 15th, 2016 in Arusha, Tanzania. I knew the Share Fair would not only enhance my knowledge on the use of different knowledge management techniques and tools, but would also provide me opportunities to build new working relationships with participants from other countries.