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2011 International Conference on Family Planning

The second International Conference on Family Planning: Research and Best Practices, November 29–December 2, 2011 in Dakar, Senegal, brought together participants to share research, best practices, and national strategies to reach universal access to family planning. The conference was co-hosted by The Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Ministry of Health and Prevention in Senegal.

Family Planning Blogs | Panels & Presentations | Our Delegates | Related Resources | Conference Photos


SPECIAL EVENT

Family Planning: It Takes a Health Worker
Friday, December 2, 6:00-8:00 pm

All of the contraceptive technologies in the world will not make a difference if there are not skilled health workers to deliver them. IntraHealth International invited conference participants to celebrate and explore the vital role of health workers in increasing the accessibility and use of family planning services. This networking reception honored health workers, the true heroes of family planning successes.

 

OFFICIAL ICFP TWITTER CHAMPIONS

President Pape Gaye and IntraHealth were official Twitter Champions for the International Conference on Family Planning. Conference organizers also named Pape Gaye one of six official family planning Opinion Leaders, helping to build momentum around universal access to contraceptives.

Follow both @pgaye and @IntraHealth.


#familyplanning | #fpchampions | #ICFP2011

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BLOGS ON FAMILY PLANNING

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Political Support and Popular Opinion on the Largest-Ever Family Planning Conference

Laura Hoemeke, Director, Communications and Knowledge Management
From Senegal’s President Abdoulaye Wade’s unprecedented plenary speech to discussions with religious leaders and impromptu conversations with adolescents, this two part blog explores the national and personal stories behind the recent International Conference on Family Planning in Dakar, Senegal. » Read more
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Family Planning in West Africa: Courage and Conviction
Can Make the Difference

Pape Gaye, President & CEO
As someone who has worked in this field for over 25 years, it is with mixed emotions that I prepare for the International Family Planning Conference in Dakar later this month. I can’t help but think about the progress that was made in the 1980s around family planning such as the vibrant . . . » Read more
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Talk Early and Talk Often

Sara Stratton, Director, West and Southern Africa Programs
Many people consider “family planning” an adult topic. While it is a topic that affects adults, it should not be an adults-only topic. Adolescence is a period of major physical and psychological change, as well as great changes in social interactions and relationships. Young people need factual and age-appropriate. . . » Read more
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From Cairo to Dakar: Population Dynamics in Mali

Sara Pacqué-Margolis, Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, CapacityPlus
Twenty years ago I arrived in Bamako, Mali, and discovered a capital city settling into relative calm following a military-led coup. My first images of Bamako were of cows, cars, and citizens grazing, grinding gears, and gridlocked on Bamako’s main artery through town—the Route de Koulikoro . . .  » Read more
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The Seven-Billionth Person: A Global Health Workforce Perspective

Sara Pacqué-Margolis and Sarah Dwyer, Communications Manager, CapacityPlus
On October 31st the world welcomed Danica in the Philippines, Nargis in India, and numerous other babies who symbolize the seven-billionth person on our planet. It’s a timely moment to shine some light on the implications of population growth for the health and well-being of all our children and the . . . » Read more
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Family Planning: Be an Example

Boniface Sebikali, Senior Clinical Training Advisor
This week, I am in Dakar for the 2011 International Conference on Family Planning. What I hope to see come out of this conference is a plan to make real change and an action plan for how we will measure and monitor that change . . . » Read more
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Family Planning and Access to Health Workers

Maurice I. Middleberg, Director, CapacityPlus
Amid the worldwide health worker shortage, some low-income countries are managing to show impressive levels of modern contraceptive use. How does access to skilled health workers affect family planning use, and what are some countries doing differently? Fifty-seven countries have . . . » Read more

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INTRAHEALTH AND CAPACITYPLUS PARTICIPATION AT A GLANCE

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

The HRH Global Resource Center: Providing Evidence for Family Planning Workforce Decisions | Panel presentation by Rebecca Rhodes

Scaling up the Integration of FP/HIV Services in Rwanda | Panel presentation by Annicet Nzabonimpa

Improving family planning access for the urban poor in Senegal | Panel presentation by Cheikh Seck

 

 

Addressing human resources for health barriers to achieving MDG 5b | Panel presentation by Maurice Middleberg

Lessons from Senegal about decentralizing comprehensive postabortion family planning | Panel presentation by Dr. Ndeye Magate Ndiaye


 
PRESENTATIONS

Family planning task shifting in Rwanda: Increasing availability of services by training nurses to insert intrauterine devices | Presented by Viviane Mukakarara 

Strengthening family planning education in Malawi through a multi-pronged preservice intervention | Presented by Nina Frankel

Applying on-the-job training to improve family planning in rural Senegal: A case study from Koutal Health Post | Presented by Fatou Ndaiye

Women saved, births planned | Presented by Suzanne Mukakabanda

Shifting tasks and facilities: Making long-term family planning methods more accessible in Senegal | Presented by Babacar Gueye

 

Cartographie de la planification familiale dans les zones urbaines du Sénégal | Presented by Fatou Toure

Effect of focusing on training providers in long-acting methods of family planning at the decentralized level | Presented by Arkia Diallo Doucouré

Les partenariats publics-privés améliorent les services PF au Sénégal | Presented by Manuel Pina

People that deliver: Professionalization of supply chain management | Presented by Rebecca Bailey

Reaching out to health workers: Spaced education | Presented by Rebecca Bailey

The “Safe Age of Marriage” Project: Uniting Against Child Marriage in Yemen | Presented by Leah Freij

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INTRAHEALTH AND CAPACITYPLUS LEADERS AT THE FORUM

Pape Gaye

   Pape Gaye, MBA 
   PRESIDENT AND CEO

  Sara Pacque-Margolis

   Sara Pacque-Margolis, MPH
   DIRECTOR, MONITORING
   AND EVALUATION

Maureen Corbett

   Maureen Corbett, MIA 
   VICE PRESIDENT OF
   PROGRAMS

  Sara Stratton

   Sara Stratton, MPH
   DIRECTOR, MATERNAL, NEWBORN
   & CHILD HEALTH/FAMILY
   PLANNING/MALARIA PROGRAMS

Rebecca Kohler

   Rebecca Kohler, MPH 
   VICE PRESIDENT OF
   STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT
   AND COMMUNICATIONS

  Babacar Gueye

   Babacar Gueye, MD
   COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE &
   CHIEF OF PARTY, SENEGAL

Maurice Middleberg

   Maurice I. Middleberg
   VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL
   POLICY | DIRECTOR,
   CAPACITYPLUS

  Cheick Oumar Toure

   Cheick Oumar Touré, MD
   COUNTRY DIRECTOR, MALI

Perle Combary

  Perle Combary, PhD
   ACTING DIRECTOR,
   MONITORING, EVALUATION
   AND RESEARCH

  Cheikh Seck

   Cheikh Seck, MD
   PROJECT DIRECTOR

Laura Hoemeke

   Laura Hoemeke, MPH 
   DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC
   COMMUNICATIONS AND
   KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

  Boniface Sebikali

   Boniface Sebikali, MD, MPH
   SENIOR CLINICAL
   TRAINING ADVISOR

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RELATED RESOURCES: FAMILY PLANNING


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