On August 16, 2023, Knowledge SUCCESS hosted a webinar titled ‘Strategies to Engage the Private Sector in FP/RH: Insights, Experiences, and Lessons Learned from Asia’. The webinar explored strategies to engage the private sector, as well as successes and lessons learned from implementation experiences from RTI International in the Philippines and MOMENTUM Nepal/FHI 360 in Nepal.
Blue Ventures started integrating health interventions, addressing a huge unmet need for family planning. We came to understand that we were addressing a health need which is part of a broader ecosystem consisting of conservation, health, livelihood, and other challenges.
Knowledge SUCCESS’ Brittany Goetsch chatted recently with Dr. Mohammad Mosiur Rahman, Professor, Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahit, the principal investigator (PI) of the research team, to learn how they used secondary data sources to explore the similarities and differences in facility readiness to provide FP services across 10 countries.
A team of four faculty - Isha Karmacharya (lead), Santosh Khadka (co-lead), Laxmi Adhikari, and Maheswor Kafle - from the Central Institute of Science and Technology (CiST) College wanted to study the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on FP commodities procurement, supply chain, and stock management in Gandaki province to determine if there were any variations and effect on FP service delivery. One of the team members from Knowledge SUCCESS, Pranab Rajbhandari, talked with the study’s Co-Principal Investigator, Mr. Santosh Khadka, to learn about their experiences and learning of designing and implementing this study.
Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON) is a not-for-profit, autonomous and youth-led, youth-run network of youth organizations established in 2005. It acts as an umbrella organization of youth organizations throughout the country. It provides a common platform for collaboration, cooperation, joint actions, and collective endeavor among youth organizations in Nepal. AYON is engaged in policy advocacy to create moral pressure on the government for designing youth-friendly policies and programs.
The South-East Asia Youth Health Action Network, or SYAN, is a WHO-SEARO-supported network that creates and strengthens the capacity of adolescent and youth groups in southeast Asian countries for effective advocacy and engagement in national adolescent health programs as well as regional and global policy dialogue platforms.
How might we encourage the FP/RH workforce to share knowledge with each other? Particularly when it comes to sharing failures, people are hesitant. This post summarizes Knowledge SUCCESS’s recent assessment to capture and measure information-sharing behavior and intention among a sample of FP/RH and other global health professionals based in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
On March 22, 2022, Knowledge SUCCESS hosted Meaningfully Engaging Youth: A Snapshot of the Asia Experience. The webinar highlighted experiences from four organizations in the Asia region working to co-create youth-friendly programs, ensure quality FP/RH services for youth, develop youth-friendly policies, and meet the FP/RH needs of youth at different levels of the health system. Did you miss the webinar or want a recap? Read on for a summary, and follow the links below to watch the recording.
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.