Webinar: Practical Tools to Help You Bring Family Planning to Communities
Midwife Robinah Wakyala at the  Kyando Bishop Health Centre in southeast Uganda shows a tool to help clients understand family planning options.
July 24, 2019 at 9:00 to 10:00 am US ET
To encourage uptake of voluntary family planning services, communities need to understand their options and what is being offered.

Let’s talk about practical tools to inform communities in language they can understand of the variety of choices they have to time and space pregnancies. We’ll explore how you can use these tools in your community-based programs or develop your own for the areas where you work. We’ll also look at how to develop, test, and translate tools that work for communities, and explore an example of a training curriculum developed for Islamic leaders. These lessons are applicable not just for family planning, but for all community-based programs. 

Join us for a webinar to explore these tools, featuring:

  • Paul Frank, PhD, Executive Director, SIL LEAD
  • Irene Nakiriggya, Reproductive Health Officer, Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau
  • Melanie Lopez, MPH, Senior Program Manager, Health, HIV/AIDS, World Vision US

The session will be moderated by Elizabeth (Liz) Creel, Project Director, Advancing Partners and Communities.

Register now and join us on July 24 at 9:00 am US ET .
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About the Speakers
Paul Frank, PhD is the Executive Director of SIL LEAD, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to helping minority communities use their languages to improve their quality of life. He has a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania and has worked with minority language communities for 35 years. He is an expert and master trainer for Bloom software, which enables people to create their own literature in their own languages. The software was used to develop and localize the Family Planning Methods book being presented in this webinar.
Irene Nakiriggya holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Public Health. Currently, she serves as a Reproductive Health Officer at the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB). She has worked with faith entities and partners to coordinate, support and cascade information on Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies through church structures. She has a passion for strengthening health systems and has coordinated a number of in-service training sessions for health workers on HIV/AIDS Prevention, Reproductive Health and Community Health Insurance across UPMB Member Health Facilities. 
Melanie Lopez, MPH is Senior Program Manager for Health, HIV, and AIDS within the International Programs Group at World Vision US (WVUS). She has over 17 years’ experience in international public health, both in non-profit and for-profit sectors in health. With WV, she manages a portfolio of FP/RH, malaria, and HIV grants funded by USAID and The Global Fund. She currently supports the Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) Garba Tulla HTSP/FP project in Kenya. Prior to joining WV, Melanie worked in the private sector with Social and Scientific Systems, Inc. providing M&E support to USAID-funded FP/RH and HIV and AIDS programs. 
Elizabeth (Liz) Creel, MA, MPH is the Project Director of the USAID-funded Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) project at John Snow Research & Training Institute (JSI). Liz leads APC, which works in more than 40 countries to advance and support community programs in family planning (FP) and other areas. Over the past 25 years, she has worked in the areas of
FP and reproductive health (RH), maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), and environmental health. Prior to joining APC, Liz led a multidisciplinary communications team, in support of USAID’s Global Health Bureau and managed and coordinated public policy, advocacy, and communications efforts for several NGOs working in MNCH and in the humanitarian sector.
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