On January 25, Knowledge SUCCESS hosted “Advancing Self-Care in Asia: Insights, Experiences, and Lessons Learned,” a panel conversation featuring experts from India, Pakistan, Nepal, and West Africa. The speakers discussed the feasibility and future of self-care for family planning (FP) in Asia and lessons learned from program experiences in West Africa.
Safe Delivery Safe Mother aims to address high fertility and reduce maternal mortality in Pakistan. Recently, the group implemented a pilot project that trained over 160 government-deployed Skilled Birth Attendants (SBAs) in the Multan district of the Punjab province. The six-month pilot project concluded in February. The Safe Delivery Safe Mother team is in the process of sharing recommendations on how to increase the use and acceptance of post-partum family planning with the Pakistani government and other partners.
In November-December 2021, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) workforce members based in Asia convened virtually for the third Knowledge SUCCESS Learning Circles cohort. The cohort focused on the topic of ensuring continuity of essential FP/RH services during emergencies.
On August 5, 2021, Knowledge SUCCESS and FP2030 hosted the fourth session in the fourth module of the Connecting Conversations series: Celebrating the Diversity of Young People, Finding New Opportunities to Address Challenges, Building New Partnerships. This particular session focused on how to ensure that young people from sexual and gender minorities have their SRH needs met considering the societal challenges they face.
What constitutes a “perfect” family planning program? And what would it take to make a perfect program a reality? The answer, Tamar Abrams writes, is complicated.