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Frances Walker

Frances Walker

Program Associate, Institute for Reproductive Health

Frances Walker is an early career professional with research and practical experience working in family planning programs in different settings and contexts across the world. Frances supports the FAM-Passages Initiative, providing project management, administrative and operations support and developing products and other communication activities.

Shegitu, a health extension worker, facilitates a women's conversation on family planning (FP) at Buture Health Post. Since 2006, the Ethiopia Public Health Association (EPHA) has been building the capacity of the country's Health Extension Program and expanding access to quality community-based FP services. EPHA has trained numerous health extension workers in comprehensive FP with an emphasis on IUCD insertion, enabling many women to receive their contraceptive method of choice.