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Join PATH at ICFP 2022

November 7, 2022 by PATH

At the 6th International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP), PATH will exchange learnings and showcase our commitment to health equity by supporting the delivery of integrated family planning and primary health care services, ensuring that client needs and preferences shape health care systems and technologies.

The COVID-19 response impacted the ability of women and girls to access a broad range of contraceptive methods as routine health services were interrupted and mobility was restricted. Border closings and supply chain delays also affected the availability and distribution of contraceptives and other health supplies. Despite these challenges, PATH and partners have persisted in our efforts to promote a rights-based approach to woman-led, tailored, and integrated service delivery that is essential to realigning the future of family planning (FP) programming if we are to achieve universal access by 2030.

At the conference, PATH speakers will share evidence and insights with global colleagues through more than 25 presentations and events. Participants will highlight how we: co-create sustainable models for integrated FP and primary health care services that support women and girls to choose the FP method that best fits their needs; develop and facilitate the introduction of self-care FP methods like the single-sized Caya diaphragm and the self-injectable contraceptive subcutaneous DMPA (DMPA-SC); and implement a total market approach that makes a range of FP products accessible to all those who need and want them.

See below for a full schedule of PATH’s events and oral, flash, and poster presentations at ICFP.

Pre-conference and featured events

Sunday, November 13

The Private Sector and Digital Health Solutions
Hosts:
ICFP Private Sector Subcommittee
Location: PEACH Pattaya 16
Time: 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Registration required

Monday, November 14

Mainstreaming DMPA-SC & Self-injection
Hosts:
PATH-JSI DMPA-SC Access Collaborative
Location: PEACH Pattaya 14–16
Time: 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Registration required

Tuesday, November 15

Take it to Scale: Engaging with the Experts
Session title/grouping:
IBP Knowledge Café, Scale-up Session
Hosts: PATH, White Ribbon Alliance
Facilitators: Fiona Walugembe, Anna Kukundakwe
Location: PEACH Pattaya 16
Time: 11:50 a.m.–1:10 p.m.

Wednesday, November 16

The Right Choice: Fortified Commitments to Rights-Based Family Planning
Host:
FP2030
Location: ICFP LIVE Stage
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Oral presentations

Tuesday, November 15

Integrated family planning (FP) and HIV self-testing (HIVST) service delivery models in Uganda
Session title/grouping:
Ushering in a new era of choice for comprehensive SRH and HIV prevention: How new family planning and HIV product introduction is shaping markets
Presenter: Fiona Walugembe
Location: PEACH Pattaya 19
Time: 10:15–11:35 a.m.

Advocating for an enabling policy environment for new contraceptive development
Session title/grouping
: Investing in contraceptive R&D to reduce the unmet need for family planning
Presenter: Bonnie Keith
Location: PEACH Pattaya 7
Time: 10:15–11:35 a.m.

DMPA-SC Self-injection and method bias
Session title/grouping:
Method bias: Who is to blame?
Presenter: Caitlin Corneliess
Location: PEACH Pattaya 12
Time: 11:50 a.m.–1:10 p.m.

Budget to success: Costing analysis associated with new method introduction to support ministries of health in attaining their family planning goals
Session title/grouping:
Improving national programs
Presenter: Bhavya Gowda
Location: PEACH Pattaya 14
Time: 11:50 a.m.–1:10 p.m.

Policy or program: Which comes first? Expanding access to new family planning options
Session title/grouping:
Policy, programs, and community roles in Family Planning
Presenter: Alain Kabore
Location: PEACH Pattaya 19
Time: 2:40–4:00 p.m.

Introducing Caya in Nigeria, a nonhormonal user-initiated method to expand contraceptive choice and access
Session title/grouping:
Expanding the basket of contraceptive methods
Presenter: Queen-Amina Biobaku
Location: PEACH Pattaya 18
Time: 2:40–4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 16

Adolescent and youth experiences with contraceptive self-injection in Uganda: Results from the Uganda Self-Injection Best Practices project
Session title/grouping:
Youth leadership and access to contraceptives
Presenter: Caitlin Corneliess
Location: PEACH Pattaya 1
Time: 11:50am–1:10 p.m.

Contraceptive self-injection through routine service delivery: Experiences of Ugandan women in the public health system
Session title/grouping:
Self-administered methods of contraception
Presenter: Allen Namagembe
Location: PEACH Pattaya 12
Time: 11:50 a.m.–1:10 p.m.

Scale up of DMPA-SC and self-injection: Zambia’s catalyst to contraceptive access
Session title/grouping:
Self-administered methods of contraception
Presenter: Monica Mutesa
Location: PEACH Pattaya 12
Time: 11:50 a.m.–1:10 p.m.

Reducing stock-outs and improving availability of contraceptives- Lessons Learnt from piloting Informed Push Model (IPM) in Uttar Pradesh (U.P), India
Session title/grouping:
Quality of family planning services
Presenter: Vaibhao Ambhore
Location: PEACH Pattaya 5
Time: 4:15–5:35 p.m.

Thursday, November 17

Building capacity through digital approaches: Can eLearning replace in-person training?
Session title/grouping:
The expansion of self-care and digital approaches during the COVID-19 pandemic
Presenter: Jane Cover
Location: Beach Hotel Royal Opal Theater
Time: 10:15–11:35 a.m.

Influence of COVID-19 pandemic movement restriction on uptake of DMPA-SC and other injectable contraceptive methods
Session title/grouping:
The expansion of self-care and digital approaches during the COVID-19 pandemic
Presenter: Adewole Adefalu
Location: Beach Hotel Royal Opal Theater
Time: 10:15–11:35 a.m.

Flash presentations

Tuesday, November 15

From pilot to scale in Uganda: Measurement challenges for DMPA-SC self-injection
Session title/grouping:
Self-care measurement
Presenter: Allen Namagembe
Location: Grand Hotel Orchid Ballroom A
Time: 10:15–11:35 a.m.

Modeling for self-injection visits: Developing a basis for comparison
Session title/grouping:
Self-care measurement
Presenter: Nicole Danfakha
Location: Grand Hotel Orchid Ballroom A
Time: 10:15–11:35 a.m.

Navigating gaps in self-injection data collection before the option is integrated into national health management information systems
Session title:
Self-care measurement
Presenter: Barbara Kunihira
Location: Grand Hotel Orchid Ballroom A
Time: 10:15–11:35 a.m.

Self-injection data availability via the Global Self-Injection Status Report
Session title/grouping:
Self-care measurement
Presenter: Nicole Danfakha
Location: Grand Hotel Orchid Ballroom A
Time: 10:15–11:35 a.m.


Wednesday, November 16

Dialing up self-care capacity: Remote supportive supervision and training for contraceptive self-injection in Madagascar and Uganda
Session title/grouping:
Program responses and adaptations to the COVID-19 pandemic
Presenter: Avotiana Rakotomanga
Location: Grand Hotel Orchid Ballroom A
Time: 2:40–4:00 p.m.

Informed choice challenges for introduction and scale up of new contraceptive methods and service delivery innovations
Session:
Special topics in quality of care
Presenter: Monica Mutesa
Location: Beach Hotel Royal Summit Chamber A
Time: 4:15–5:35 p.m.

Thursday, November 17

Scaling up DMPA-SC self-injection: A progress report for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia
Session/title:
So, you have a new product? Meeting market needs with new contraceptive methods
Presenter: George Barigye
Location: Grand Hotel Orchid Ballroom A
Time: 10:15–11:35 a.m.

Commodity security and considerations for new product introduction: A case of DMPA-SC in Kenya
Session title/grouping:
So, you have a new product? Meeting market needs with new contraceptive methods
Presenter: Johnson Anyona
Location: Grand Hotel Orchid Ballroom A
Time: 10:15–11:35 a.m.

Poster presentations

Tuesday, November 15

DMPA-SC introduction and scale-up: Lessons for future product introduction
Poster session:
1
Presenter: Ashley Jackson
Location: PEACH Pre-function Area
Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Accelerating access to contraceptive options through regulatory and policy change: a landscape analysis of opportunities
Session:
Poster Session 2
Presenter: Vaibhao Ambhore
Location: PEACH Pre-function Area
Time: 12:30–2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 16

An Africa-centric regional technical assistance hub model: the case of the DMPA-SC Access Collaborative
Session:
5
Presenter: George Barigye
Location: PEACH Pre-function Area
Time: 12:30–2:30 p.m.

Self-injection and the private sector in Uganda
Session:
6
Presenter: Jane Cover
Location: PEACH Pre-function Area
Time: 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Here is more information about the ICFP program. We look forward to seeing you there!