Implementing Best Practices (IBP) – Workshops & Interactive Sessions

The Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Initiative is a well renowned and unique partnership created in 1999, grown from 12 original member organizations to 45 partner organizations. IBP aims to engage and foster collaboration among partners and the broader FP/RH community to identify, implement, and scale up effective practices and to facilitate knowledge sharing to increase access of information and resources. This approach provides the building blocks for developing regional and country collaborative networks and formulating strategies and approaches that will improve access to and quality of reproductive health.

IBP’s sessions at ICFP are focused on taking knowledge to practice with maximum time for interaction during the sessions. If you would like more information about IBP, please go to www.ibpinitiative.org or sign up for the IBP Knowledge Gateway.


Sessions and Workshops at a Glance
See below for full descriptions of sessions and workshops.

Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 9.19.18 AMIBP Concurrent Sessions
*All IBP sessions take place in Kintamani 3.

Session 1
Tuesday, 26 January
10:30 to 11:50

1.1.06: How can we scale up effective approaches for increasing FP access to underserved populations?

Poor, rural and marginalized populations face multiple barriers to accessing contraception, with resulting inequities in contraceptive use and health outcomes in many countries. Various effective approaches have been identified for improving FP access for these underserved populations, including reduction of financial barriers to access, mobile outreach, community-based distribution, service integration, and task-sharing. However, few of these approaches have been implemented at scale. This session will focus on scale-up of these effective approaches for reaching underserved populations. Participants will share experiences of barriers to scale-up, learn from countries across regions who are working on scale-up of effective approaches to reach the underserved, and identify key ‘success factors’ for scale-up.

Organizers

  • Anna Mackay, Marie Stopes International
  • Murtala Mai, Pathfinder International

Presenters

  • Walter Proper, JSI
  • Julie Taft, MSI
  • Anna Mackay, MSI
  • Angela Akol, FHI360 Uganda

Contact: Anna Mackay, MSI

 

Session 2
Tuesday, 26 January 26
12:00 to 13:20

1.2.06: No Missed Opportunity: The Beauty of Integration and Successful Scale-up Experience

Global evidence suggests that integrating FP with other health services can increase access to FP services for women with unmet need, particularly those who are vulnerable, such as HIV positive or postpartum women. Integration can produce positive outcomes and strengthen FP and the service(s) being integrated. Taking PPFP as an example, it is estimated that there are 130 million births in the world per year, that is, 130 million new opportunities each year for integrating postnatal care, immunization, growth monitoring and family planning. PPFP alone has a huge impact on maternal and newborn survival and can optimize health system delivery.

Organizers

  • Kate Rademacher, FHI 360
  • Sara Stratton, IntraHealth
  • Jared Nyanchoka, EngenderHealth
  • Elaine Charurat, Jhpiego

Presenters

  • Rita Columbia, UNFPA
  • Hawa Talla, IntraHealth
  • Somesh Kumar, Jhpiego
  • Feddy Mwanga and Julianna Bantambya, EngenderHealth
  • Marsden Solomon and Lucy Wilson, FHI 360

Contact: Elaine Charurat, Jhpiego

 

Session 3
Tuesday, 26 January
14:30 to 15:50

1.3.06: Within our Reach: The Private Sector’s Role in reaching 120 million New Users by 2020

This session will discuss the role of the private sector related to supply, demand, and the enabling environment in family planning service delivery including issues and challenges. Session organizers will present experiences and lessons learned related to scaling up high impact practices in private sector settings as well as the potential of the private sector to support government-led scale up efforts. Participants will identify partnership strategies that maximize impact and effectiveness of FP high impact practices for private sector engagement and discuss innovations in private sector engagement.

Organizers

  • Caroline Quijada, Abt. Associates
  • Abu Jamil Faisel, EngenderHealth
  • Boniface Sebikali, IntraHealth
  • James Ayers, Population Services International
  • Kate Cho, Management Sciences for Health

Presenters

  • Caroline Quijada, Abt. Associates
  • Abu Jamil Faisel, EngenderHealth
  • Boniface Sebikali, IntraHealth
  • James Ayers, Population Services International
  • Kate Cho, Management Sciences for Health

Contact: Caroline Quijada, Abt Associates

 

Session 4
Tuesday, 26 January 26
16:20 to 17:40

1.4.06: Overcoming Community Members’ Low Demand for Contraception Caused by Myths, Misinformation and Cultural Barriers 

In many countries, cultural norms and related myths and misconceptions significantly influence contraceptive uptake. Over the last 30 years, health professionals have worked to develop innovative ways to identify and address norms restricting access, influencing myths and misconceptions and suppressing demand for contraceptives. This has resulted in a wide variety of strategies to increase contraceptive uptake that integrate dynamic community outreach programs, entertainment and mass media/technology, and innovative print materials. Today, the program implementation landscape requires greater levels of partnership and the continued need to scale-up effective and affordable activities. This session will explore the role myths and misconceptions play in scaling-up interventions and how partnerships can be used to overcome some of those challenges at multiple levels of the health system.

Organizers

  • Bill Ryerson, Population Media Center
  • Dominick Shattuck, Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University 

Presenters

  • Jane Hutchings, PATH
  • Kelly Blanchard, Ibis –
  • Negussie Teffera, PMC-Ethiopia
  • Claudia Vondrasek, JHU

Contact: Bill Ryerson, Population Media Center

 

Session 5
Wednesday, 27 
January
10:30 to 11:50

2.1.06: Reaching Young People with Contraceptive Information and Services

Today’s generation of young people is the largest in history: there are 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10 and 24 on the planet. In many countries, more than half of the population is under age 25. Unfortunately many young people do not have access to the critical sexual and reproductive health information and services required to stay healthy and avoid unintended pregnancy. Fulfilling the unmet need for contraceptives among adolescents alone could prevent an estimated 7.4 million unintended pregnancies annually. Not only is the ability to control one’s fertility a right, but also early, unintended, and mistimed pregnancies create physical and social risks for many adolescent girls – affecting their health outcomes and those of their children. Young women who avoid unintended pregnancy are more likely to stay in school; participate in the work force; and have healthier, better-educated children than their peers who begin childbearing in adolescence.

Organizers

  • Kate Plourde, FHI 360
  • Regina Benevides, Pathfinder International
  • Shegufta Sikder, USAID
  • Ashley Jackson, Population Services International

Presenters

  • Chandra-Mouli Venkatraman, WHO
  • Regina Benevides, Pathfinder International
  • Shegufta Sikder, USAID
  • Kate Plourde, FHI 360

Contact: Kate Plourde, FHI 360


IBP Workshops

*All workshops will take place in Uluwatu 2.

Workshop 1
Tuesday, 26 January

10:30 – 11:50

Scaling up better health practices and making improvements last: The pathway to realizing FP2020 goals

The international community has recognized the importance of scaling up effective FP/RH interventions to achieve the ambitious goals of improved access to family planning and reduced maternal and neonatal mortality over the coming decade. Participants in this workshop will gain hands-on experience in applying proven tools for effective scale up, and engage in interactive discussions on the principles of change and how to apply them in order to sustainably scale up effective interventions in their country programs. Case experiences from different countries in scaling up innovations related to urban health, youth-friendly family planning, and addressing unmet need among hard-to-reach populations will demonstrate concrete examples of how the tools have been used. In this workshop, participants will use the scaling up tools, learn from international experience on what it takes to make change last, and identify possible applications of systematic approaches to scaling up FP/RH practices in their own work.

Organizers

  • Laura Ghiron, ExpandNet
  • Suzanne Reier, WHO/IBP
  • Rebecca Lundgren, Institute for Reproductive Health
  • Sarah Bittman, MSH 

Contact
Sarah Bittman, MSH

 

Workshop 2
Tuesday, 26 January
12:00 – 13:20

Medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use, 5th edition – optimizing the implementation of new recommendations

Since 1996, WHO’s Medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use (MEC) serves as the global reference for family planning providers worldwide. It is essential that all family planning programs and providers, including IBP and its partners, are able to apply MEC recommendations within their settings. During this session, key changes within the recently released fifth edition of the MEC will be highlighted along with results from a global review and focused case study of the use of WHO guidance and tools. Following this introduction, WHO’s newest platform – Guide Women Through Their Postpartum Family Planning Options – will be launched. This easy to use tool integrates core WHO guidance on postpartum family planning for clinicians, programme managers and policy makers, offering quick access to comprehensive contraceptive guidance for this important, underserved population. Participants will have ample opportunities to practice using the tool. Additional resources and tools to support the introduction, adoption and application of the MEC recommendations will be part of this exciting workshop.

Organizers

  • Mary Lyn Gaffield, WHO
  • Candace Lew, Pathfinder
  • Ricky Lu, Jhpiego

Presenters

  • Mary Lyn Gaffield, WHO
  • Candace Lew, Pathfinder
  • Ricky Lu, Jhpiego
  • Sarita Sonalkar, WHO

Contact
Mary Lyn Gaffield

 

Workshop 3
Tuesday, 26 January
14:30 – 15:50

High Impact Practices in Action: Explore Elements of Success through Sharing

High Impact Practices (HIPs) are effective service delivery or systems interventions that when scaled up and institutionalized will maximize investments in a comprehensive family planning strategy. The session aims to build capacity of participants on how to implement HIPs in different country contexts by supporting knowledge sharing based on country experiences and lessons learned including elements of success and tips for implementation. The session will include an introduction of HIPs, followed by an interactive discussion of 3 to 4 practices of HIPs implementation from the viewpoint of the client, the provider, and the community.

Organizers

  • Angela Nash-Mercado, Jhpiego
  • Caitlin Thistle, USAID
  • Sara Mazursky, JHU-CCP
  • Rita Columbia, UNFPA

Presenters

  • Angela Nash-Mercado, Jhpiego
  • Rita Columbia, UNFPA
  • Ados May, IBP
  • Megan Schmitt, EngenderHealth

Contact
Caitlin Thistle

 

Workshop 4
Tuesday, 26 January
16:20 – 17:40

Advocacy and Accountability Strategies: lessons, tools and models from the south for accelerated FP International Best Practices scale up advocacy targeting Asia and Africa

Description
This session will diffuse winning advocacy models and tools, facilitate networking of advocates and discuss key issues useful for sharpening advocacy agenda and approaches post Indonesia ICFP meeting. The session will focus on sharing country level advocacy lessons with a special focus on Africa and Asia. From Kampala to Dakar to Addis and now onto Indonesia, FP advocacy capacity, in support of the global, regional, national and subnational efforts to address low provision, availability, and demand of quality FP services and method mix for all, has continued to grow with concrete outcomes. Advocates have made huge strides in addressing political, funding and policy barriers but a lot of work still remains to meet the country FP plans and FP2020 global goal. Many best practices are yet to be implemented to scale due to barriers brought about by diversity of country contexts and challenges that advocates are best positioned to address. The workshop will serve as a platform to promote South to South engagement of advocates for broader stakeholder reach, tools and experience sharing, especially replicable winning strategies.

Organizers

  • Angela Mutunga, Jhpiego Kenya
  • Halima Sharif, JHU-CCP
  • Suzanne Reier, IBP/WHO
  • Joyce Kyalo, Palladium-Kenya
  • Modibo Mainga, Palladium
  • Angela Siparo, PRB East Africa Region

Presenters

  • Angela Mutunga, Jhpiego Kenya
  • Halima Sharif, JHU-CCP
  • Suzanne Reier, IBP/WHO
  • Joyce Kyalo, Palladium-Kenya
  • Modibo Mainga, Palladium
  • Angela Siparo, PRB East Africa Region
  • Sam Mulyanga, Jhpiego Kenya

Contact
Angela Mutunga

 

Workshop 5
Wednesday, 27 January
10:30 – 11:50

Design a family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) Training: The Training Resource Package

This interactive workshop is intended for participants who need evidence based Family Planning Reproductive Health resource materials, including pre-service educators, in-service trainers, program managers, policy makers and researchers. Participants will be exposed to evidence based family planning/reproductive health resources with a focus on the Training Resource Package for Family planning (TRP-FP). Participants will engage in interactive discussions to gain an in-depth understanding of the structure, content and organization. Demonstrations on how to access and apply the TRP using selected modules will provide participants will hands-on experience on how to use this resource to design, implement and evaluate FP/RH in-service training and pre-service education. Experiences from different countries will be shared to provide concrete examples of how the TRP has been applied in various settings. Participants from this workshop will learn from and identify possible ways on how to disseminate and use the TRP to support up-to-date FP/RH training in their work settings.

Organizers

  • Stembile Mugore, IntraHealth
  • Mario Festin, WHO
  • Victoria Jennings, Institute for Reproductive Health
  • Candace Lew, Pathfinder
  • Japheth Ominde, EngenderHealth

Contact
Candace Lew, Pathfinder


Workshop 6
Wednesday, 27 January
12:00 – 13:20

Strategic Planning Tools for Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health

Many SRH organizations, either being formed or being restructured, including those led by emerging leaders, may not be aware of the tools that exist for Strategic Planning in Adolescent/Youth Family Planning and Sexual and Reproductive Health. To avoid duplication of efforts, and promote adoption of effective practices, this session will disseminate strategic planning tools already developed and tested on the ground by IBP member organizations and partners. A hands-on approach will familiarize members of youth-led and youth-serving organizations, as well as a larger audience, with an overview of the strategic planning process and a wide range of strategic planning tools, including ones designed specifically for use by youth and adolescents. Participants will have a chance for in-depth discussion with experts about how to adapt and apply the tools to enable design and implementation of effective strategic plans for their organizations.

Organizers

  • Esther Tahrir, Public Health Institute (PHI)
  • Susanna Moore, Public Health Institute (PHI)
  • Jenifer De Atley, EngenderHealth
  • Kate Plourde, FHI 360
  • Regina Benevides, Pathfinder
  • Mychelle Farmer, Jhpiego
  • Shefa Sikder, USAID
  • Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, WHO

Contact
Susanna Moore, Public Health Institute

 

Workshop 7
Wednesday, 27 January
14:30 – 15:50

Strategic Decision-Making for more effective FP programming

Despite renewed commitment to family planning and reproductive health programs, critical barriers to contraceptive use remain in many countries. This interactive workshop will engage participants in conducting a root cause analysis in order to determine and prioritize barriers to contraceptive use. In addition, participants will prioritize strategies for family planning programming based on feasibility and impact analyses using a number of case studies from various countries.

Organizers

  • Shawn Malarcher, USAID
  • Trinity Zan, FHI 360
  • Nichole Zlatunich, Palladium

Presenters

  • Trinity Zan, FHI 360
  • Nichole Zlatunich, Palladium 

Contact
Shawn Malarcher, USAID

 

Workshop 8
Wednesday, 27 January
16:20 – 17:40

Understanding FP within Larger Global Initiatives in the Post-2015 Era

The global FP landscape has changed drastically in the past few years. New initiatives such as FP2020, the Global Financing Facility, PMNCH, EPCMD and the recently launched Sustainable Development Goals will affect how FP programs move forward in coming years. IBP partners have a role to play by prioritizing and implementing interventions with the highest impact to achieve FP and global health goals. Engagement at country level is important to achieve goals and understanding how the different initiatives are interrelated will enable partners to more effectively advocate for FP.

Organizers

  • Nandita Tatthe, USAID
  • Sara Stratton, IntraHealth
  • Carmen Tull, USAID
  • Peggy D’Adamo, USAID

Contact
Sara Stratton

 

Workshop 9
Thursday, 28 January
10:30 – 11:50

Implementing and Monitoring Human Rights Approaches in SRH Programming

The international community’s commitment to expanding access to voluntary FP under FP2020 is founded on the fundamental right of individuals to decide, freely and for themselves, whether, when, and how many children to have. FP2020’s Rights and Empowerment working group has defined 10 rights-based FP principles that should be integrated into FP programs, strategies, and policies to protect individuals’ human rights and put their needs, desires, and preferences at the center. These principles are agency and autonomy; availability; accessibility; acceptability; quality; empowerment; equity and nondiscrimination; informed choice; transparency and accountability; and voice and participation. At this time, the challenge remains how to move beyond merely acknowledging that rights should be respected to create programs that actively and explicitly respect, protect, and fulfill these rights and monitor rights-based outcomes (as opposed to just FP outcomes) to measure progress and hold implementers accountable.

Organizers

  • Elizabeth Arlotti-Parish, EngenderHealth
  • Karen Hardee, Population Council

Presenters

  • Rita Columbia, UNFPA
  • Jackson Chekweko, RHU-Uganda
  • Caitlin Shannon, EngenderHealth

Moderator

  • Elizabeth Arlotti-Parish, EngenderHealth

Contact
Elizabeth Arlotti-Parish, EngenderHealth

 

Workshop 10
Thursday, 28 January
12:00 – 13:20

Thinking Differently about Documentation: How to Document the Implementation of Effective Family Planning Practices

Documenting the evidence base for, and experiences in, the implementation of family planning practices/interventions is important as we continue to advance the field, ensure that countries are expanding upon their own, as well as others’ success. Learn from seasoned documentation experts from several countries about their experiences and get hands-on advice and tools you can use to begin documenting the implementation of your family planning programs in a more focused and purposeful way. 

Organizers

  • Sara Mazursky, JHU-CCP
  • Claire Cole, Pathfinder International
  • Erin Mielke, USAID
  • Suzanne Reier, WHO/IBP
  • Nandita Thatte, USAID

Contact
Sara Mazursky, JHU-CCP