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Advancing Self Care in Asia: Insights, Experiences, and Lessons Learned
January 25 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am EST
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January 25, 2023 @ 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM (East Africa Time)
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines self-care as “the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider.” Within the family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) sector, an important part of self-care is the individual administration of contraceptives within the privacy of one’s home. After lockdowns due to COVID-19 severely limiting access to FP/SRH services and commodities, the need for self-care within Asia magnified. One option being promoted is self-injection, which provides autonomy and convenience.
According to the Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, self care has become more widespread globally, especially within regions based in Africa, but there is still very limited use of this method in the Asia Pacific.
Join Knowledge SUCCESS on Wednesday, January 25 for a panel discussion on the feasibility and future of self care in Asia. We’ll explore what self-care means within Asia and how people are engaging in it, why self-injectable contraceptive uptake remains limited, and lessons learned from implementing self-injection in Africa that could be translated to the Asia region.
This panel discussion will also provide live French interpretation.
- Grace Gayoso Pasion, Regional Knowledge Management Officer, Asia, Knowledge SUCCESS
- Overview of the self-care concept and its importance
- Dr. Saumya Ramarao, Co-chair Evidence and Learning Working Group | Self-care Trailblazer Group (https://www.psi.org/project/self-care/about-us/ )
- Formative Study Summary Report – Acceptability and Feasibility of DMPA-SC Self-Injection in Punjab, Pakistan.
- Kanwal Qayyum, Senior Research Manager | Jhpiego Pakistan (https://www.jhpiego.org/countries-we-support/pakistan/)
- DMPA-SC scale up in rural and remote villages of Kailali and Achham districts of Nepal
- Govinda Prasad Dhungana, Assistant Professor | Far Western University Nepal (https://www.fwu.edu.np)
- Lessons Learned from Africa on FP self-injectables
- Célestin Compaoré, Regional Director – DMPA-SC project | Jhpiego (https://www.jhpiego.org)
Saumya RamaRao is a co-lead of the Evidence and Learning Working Group of the Self-Care Trailblazers Group. She has extensive experience in bringing to market several contraceptives including self-care technologies such as vaginal contraceptives; she has currently assessed the feasibility and acceptability of pharmacy provision of LNG 1.5mg tablets as pericoital contraception.
Ms. Kanwal Qayyum is a Public Health Practitioner and Researcher in Gender and Women’s Health with background qualification of MPH from Australia. She has more than 20 years of professional experience working in low to middle income countries. Previously, her research work has influenced legislative reforms in Pakistan for Child Marriages, and Prevention of Domestic violence. Her research findings contributed to increase in immunization coverage in Pakistan’s hard to reach areas by engaging women workforce. Her research work is published in various research journals. Currently. she is working with Jhpiego – an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University to enable government of Pakistan for better programmatic decisions to increase mCPR at subnational level. Today’s presentation is one of her research Work that has led to the design of Cohort study of DMPA-SC, which will be an introduction of DMPA-SC as Self-Injection to encourage self-care among women with varied background characteristics.
Govinda Dhungana is Assistant Professor at Far Western University, Nepal. He is primarily working on HIV/AIDS from a public health perspective for more than fifteen years. He has special interests in translating the evidence based findings and policies into practice for advancement of quality in Sexual and Reproductive Health care for poor, vulnerable and marginalized communities. Currently, he is leading DMPA-SC scale up project in rural and remote villages of Kailali and Achham districts of Nepal.
Célestin Compaore is a Project Manager with more than 12 years of experience in health program management, financial management, partnership, advocacy, and social mobilization in favor of the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents, youth and women in West and Central Africa.
He is currently the Regional Director of the Accelerating Access to MISP-SC project in 8 countries of the Ouagadougou Partnership in Jhpiego. In this capacity, he coordinates the project in the 8 countries whose objective is to increase access of women and girls to a variety of contraceptive methods in West and Central Africa in synergy with the Ministries of Health and CSOs.
He holds a master’s degree in project and program management and another master’s degree in humanitarian action and crisis management.
Prior to joining Jhpiego, Celestin worked as a Senior Regional Program Manager for Pathfinder on an advocacy project on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and the domestication of the Maputo Protocol with coalitions of civil society organizations and the Ministries of Health, Women and Justice for Burkina, Cote D’Ivoire and DRC. He was also Pathfinder’s Advocacy Focal Point for 7 francophone countries in West and Central Africa (Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, DRC, Burundi, Niger, Senegal, Togo). He has been a consultant for IPAS and Executive Director of SOS/Jeunesse et Défis (SOS/JD).