Since 2017, the rapid influx of refugees to the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh has put additional pressure on the local community’s health systems, including FP/RH services. Pathfinder International is one of the organizations that has responded to the humanitarian crisis. Knowledge SUCCESS’ Anne Ballard Sara recently spoke with Pathfinder’s Monira Hossain, project manager, and Dr. Farhana Huq, regional program manager, about experiences and lessons learned from the Rohingya response.
Earlier this year, Communities, Alliances & Networks (CAAN) and The World Health Organization’s (WHO) IBP Network partnered on a series of seven webinars on advancing the SRHR of Indigenous women living with HIV. Each webinar featured rich discussions, highlighting national plans and the status of Indigenous women living with HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in each country.
WHO/IBP Network and Knowledge SUCCESS recently published a series of 15 stories about organizations implementing High Impact Practices (HIPs) and WHO Guidelines and Tools in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programming. This quick read shares considerations, tips, and tools that we learned while creating the series. Documenting implementation stories—to share country experiences, lessons learned, and recommendations—strengthens our collective knowledge about implementing evidence-based interventions.
One of the key components to efficiently responding to global outbreaks is learning and adapting from past experiences. Reflecting on these lessons and how they can be adapted to fit our needs during the COVID pandemic can save time and help ensure an effective response. Here, we share lessons learned and effective practices from the 2016-19 USAID Zika response that are once again relevant, no matter the health emergency.
Find out what the Method Information Index (MII) is, how it’s different from the MIIplus, and what both can (and can’t) tell us about the quality of reproductive health counseling.