USAID Calendar of Events for May's Women Deliver Conference

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Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Jalan Ampang
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

A number of USAID's technical experts will present at the Women Deliver conference on the latest progress and challenges around family planning, maternal health, and other programming that addresses the needs of girls and women. Click on the calendar below to view USAID speaking roles and events at Women Deliver by date. Click here to download a PDF of the full Women Deliver conference schedule.

Monday, 27 May, 2013

Pre-Conference Event

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Emerald Room, Mandarin Oriental Hotel
This event is offsite. The hotel is located adjacent to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Pre-Eclampsia 2013: A Global Symposium

This symposium is designed for ministers of health, health managers and administrators, physicians, pharmacists, midwives, nurses, politicians and patient advocates committed to decreasing the global burden of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity related to pre- ecalampsia and eclampsia. Interactive panel and group activities will include discussion of the WHO pre-eclampsia & eclampsia recommendations, implementation strategies, global commodity issues, quality indicators and current research initiatives.

Click here to RSVP or view the full agenda.

Pre-Conference Event

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Room 406/407

Postpartum Family Planning Technical Meeting

Hosted by: MCHIP Family Planning Team

Join USAID/Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) and partners for technical updates and reports of field implementation of PPFP programs. The day will include plenary sessions, a marketplace and panel presentations.

To RSVP, email esasser@mchip.net.

Pre-Conference Event

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Room 306

Global Forum on Cervical Cancer Prevention

PanelistRobert Clay Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, USAID

The forum will bring together global cervical cancer prevention leaders, advocates, academics and policy makers for an informative, consensus-building conversation to share best practices, highlight early adopters, and explore innovative financing options for comprehensive cervical cancer prevention and treatment programs. Robert Clay from USAID will be speaking at the panel, "Scaling-Up Commitments to Match Global Need" from 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. at the forum.

Pre-Conference Event

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Room 403/404

IN OUR HANDS: Successful Strategies to Prioritize Essential Maternal Health Supplies

The Maternal Health Supplies Working Group and the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition’s (RHSC) Maternal Health Supplies Caucus invite you to an interactive and open forum to network, strategize and exchange ideas for elevating maternal health supplies onto leading national and international health agendas. More than 15 global and national advocates and program implementers will share successful advocacy case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America in the Ideas Exchange.

RSVP to maternalhealthsupplies@path.org.

Tuesday, 28 May, 2013

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Side Event

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Room 309

Getting to FP2020: Evidence Gaps and Research Priorities

PanelistPatricia MacDonald Service Delivery Improvement Programme Advisor, USAID

The global community came together in July 2012 in pursuit of an ambitious goal: ensuring that 120 million additional women and girls have access to effective family planning information and services by the year 2020. National governments, civil society, and the private sector committed to tackle the barriers that still prevent too many women from using contraceptives, and donors committed $2.6 billion in new funding to support these efforts. But with just seven years left until 2020, it is essential that funding and program decisions are evidence-based.

Recognizing the need for more research to inform FP2020 efforts – and the need for close alignment of donors and development partners to prevent duplication – in December 2012 a group of bilateral, multilateral, and private foundation funders came together to discuss areas where cooperative action could help fill critical knowledge gaps. Their conversation was informed by an in-depth review of existing evidence on family planning program implementation and remaining research questions, developed by the Population Council.

During this panel, researchers and donors will discuss where new research could have the greatest impact, and some of the immediate, mid, and longer-term strategies to generate the evidence needed to achieve the goals of FP2020. Open to all conference participants. RSVP to lhimiak@popcouncil.org.

Concurrent Session

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Room 410

Health Systems Strengthening: The Role of the Private Sector

PanelistMarguerite Farrell Private Sector Health Team Leader, Global Health Bureau, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Service Delivery Improvement Division, USAID

PanelistJennifer Pope Director, Support for International Family Planning Organisations (SIFPO), PSI

Panelists will discuss an overview of the often neglected contributions of the private sector to achieving improved health outcomes for women at various life stages. Topics will include demand for private sector provision, as well as access to and quality of private-sector services.

Concurrent Session

2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Room 304

Community-Based Access to Injectables (CBA2I)

ModeratorVictoria Graham Senior Technical Advisor, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, USAID

Community-based strategies such as CBA2I can dramatically improve women's access to contraception by incorporating trained community health workers. The World Health Organization technical consultation of 2009 established this as a global standard of practice, however, multilevel challenges remain.

Concurrent Session

2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Plenary Theatre

Building the RMNCH Evidence Base: Improving Tools to Track Coverage

PanelistAllisyn Moran Senior Advisor Maternal Health, USAID

Better measurement of intervention coverage, through improved household surveys, contributes to stronger policies and programmes and fosters accountability for delivery of essential reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) care. This Countdown to 2015 session will present new research on measuring coverage for interventions across the RMNCH continuum of care, and the importance of tracking coverage indicators for global monitoring.

Side Event

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Room 406

Saving Mothers, Giving Life: Year One Progress SPECIAL RECEPTION

Meet our partners and country representatives, and learn about:

  • Saving Mothers' interventions to dramatically reduce maternal mortality in Uganda and Zambia
  • First year progress and results
  • Next steps and plans for the future

Click here to RSVP. Saving Mothers, Giving Life is a five-year partnership to help mothers during labor, delivery, and the first 24 hours postpartum – the most vulnerable period for maternal and newborn death.

Side Event

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Room 304

Two Sides of the Coin: Lessons Learned for NGOs and Policymakers on Contracting for FP/RH Services

Come join the USAID-funded SHOPS Project for some snacks and refreshments while participating in an interactive discussion with representatives from Abt Associates and Marie Stopes International on lessons and opportunities for policymakers and service delivery organisations for improved family planning and reproductive health services. For information or to RSVP: Robin_keeley@abtassoc.com.

ORGANISED BY
Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Project

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013

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Concurrent Session

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Conference Hall 1

Integration of Contraception with Other Health and Non-Health Components

ModeratorRobert Clay Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, USAID

This session will examine the integration of contraception programmes with other health sectors such as primary care, HIV/AIDS, adolescent health, as well as with non-health sectors such as water, agriculture, work place systems, and environmental programmes.

Concurrent Session

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Conference Hall 3

Getting What Is Needed: Increasing Access to Maternal / Newborn Care Services

ModeratorKoki Agarwal Director, Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), Jhpiego

National programmes have developed various strategies to improve maternal health outcomes. Research and programme efforts now focus on all three delays in access to maternal health care. Experts from various disciplines will present evidence on the effect of incentives on maternal health outcomes, behaviours, services, and quality

Concurrent Session

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Room 306

Life-Saving Commodities for Women

ModeratorEdward Wilson Project Director, USAID’s DELIVER Project, John Snow Inc.

PanelistMaxine Eber Deputy Director, Support for International Family Planning Organizations (SIFPO), Population Services International (PSI)

PanelistJeffrey Smith Director, Maternal Health, Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), Jhpiego, USA

Access to essential medicines and supplies is an essential solution to reduce maternal death and disability. The United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children prioritises several maternal health supplies to accelerate progress towards Millennium Development Goal 5. The panel will discuss commodity-related policy, partnerships and approaches to strengthen commodity forecasting and supply.

Concurrent Session

2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Room 405

Ensuring Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS)

ModeratorEdward Wilson Project Director, USAID’s DELIVER Project, John Snow Inc.

Essential interventions are critical to expanding access to family planning services, information, commodities and supplies. Many organisations have invested in innovative and transformational ways to contribute to this effort. This session will pull many of these organisations together to share experiences with effective strategies that have been successfully utilised to advance RHCS within different contexts and within different countries.

Concurrent Session

2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Room 406

Quality of Care in the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Context

PanelistMarguerite Farrell Private Sector Health Team Leader, Global Health Bureau, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Service Delivery Improvement Division, USAID

PanelistKoki Agarwal Director, Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), Jhpiego

This session will highlight the importance of a rights-based approach in quality of care in the sexual and reproductive health and rights context, and provide examples from implementing agencies of how this is done.

Concurrent Session

2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Room 407

Postnatal and Postpartum

PanelistJoseph de Graft Johnson Senior Newborn Health Advisor/Team Leader, Newborn Health, Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), Save the Children

This panel will highlight the impact of home visits on neonatal mortality, translation of research into policy recommendations, and influence on country-level implementation. The panel will demonstrate how multilateral and implementing agencies have worked with ministries of health to introduce evidence-based interventions and delivery approaches to improve maternal and newborn survival.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013

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Concurrent Session

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Conference Hall 2

Market Shaping Practices in Reproductive Health: Producing Greater Access to Supplies and Services

PanelistDenise L Harrison Senior Market Development Advisor, USAID

More people would have access to contraceptives and services with a more efficient and competitive market. To achieve change we need to examine how major northern manufacturers can lower product cost, how southern-based generic manufacturers can compete in international procurement, and how WHO’s prequalification programme can assist in making this happen.

Concurrent Session

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Room 410

Life-Cycle Approach to Contraceptive Services

PanelistPatricia MacDonald Service Delivery Improvement Programme Advisor, USAID

PanelistYolande Hyjazi , Country Director, Guinea, Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP)/Jhpiego

A life-cycle approach to contraceptive services implies addressing specific needs and challenges faced by clients at different times in their lives in accessing information, services and commodities. The session 4 will address the needs of young people, women receiving post-partum and post abortion services, women living with HIV and women who do not desire to have more children in the future.

Concurrent Session

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Room 409

What Is the Latest Evidence in Maternal Health and Where Is It Leading Us?

PanelistDeborah Armbruster Senior Maternal and Newborn Health Advisor, USAID

PanelistJeffrey Smith Director, Maternal Health, Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), Jhpiego, USA

New data, new interventions, new guidelines. Maternal health continues to evolve, and science guides us on how best to prevent maternal morbidity and mortality. New data will be presented for the main causes of maternal morbidity and mortality as well as appropriate and innovative approaches to address those causes.

Concurrent Session

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Room 401

Multi-purpose Prevention Technologies for Girls and Women

PanelistJudy Manning Health Development Officer, USAID

Worldwide, negative outcomes of sexual and reproductive health risks contribute directly to high rates of maternal mortality, and indirectly to high mortality rates among infants and children under five. There has been a dramatic shift in the field of HIV prevention, elevating biomedical interventions to the forefront of research and practice, and prompting some leaders in the field to describe ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic as a realistic goal.

Concurrent Session

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Room 305

Breast and Cervical Cancers

PanelistMaxine Eber Deputy Director, Support for International Family Planning Organizations (SIFPO), Population Services International (PSI)

Breast and cervical cancers are the leading cancers for women in most countries. Panellists will discuss successful pilot programmes in breast and cervical cancer screening that are linked to treatment, and learn how these programmes could be scaled up. Policy makers, implementers, donors, and medical professionals will join this conversation.

Concurrent Session

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Conference Hall 3

The 1-2-3 of New Contraceptive Technologies

PanelistJudy Manning Health Development Officer, USAID

The development of acceptable, affordable, and appropriate technologies can play a pivotal role in reducing unmet family planning needs.

Concurrent Session

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Room 405

What’s New for Newborn?

ModeratorClaudia Morrissey Conlon Senior Maternal Newborn Health Advisor, Saving Mothers Giving Life, USAID

Despite significant progress over the past decade in reducing neonatal mortality, approximately three million newborns die annually within the first 28 days of life due to complications of preterm delivery, birth asphyxia, and infections. This session will provide updates on recent, emerging technologies to address the three most common newborn killers.

Concurrent Session

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Room 304

Maternal and Paediatric Tuberculosis: A Neglected Disease

ModeratorKoki Agarwal Director, Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), Jhpiego

In 2011, nearly three million women developed tuberculosis out of which an estimated 500,000, including 200,000 living with HIV, died. Half a million children developed tuberculosis in 2011. However, tuberculosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment services are not a routine part of maternal and child health services and programming. This session will discuss what is needed.

Side Event

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Room 406

Strengthening Investments through Better Use of Evidence: Improving the Well-Being of Women, Newborns and Children

S. Katherine Farnsworth; Marge Koblinksy; Kristina Gryboski, USAID

Integral to USAID’s reform efforts is a renewed emphasis on the application of research and evaluation to inform strategic thinking about development. To that end, USAID has been conducting a series of evidence summits. The purpose of these summits is to deliberately bring together the academic community and the community of development practitioners around particular development challenges. What distinguishes these summits from traditional conferences is their focus on mutual exchange and actionable outcomes; their purpose is to provide USAID and the broader development field with evidence-based guidance on how to achieve some of the world's most difficult development goals and help governments sharpen national plans and accelerate progress. Past and upcoming summits include:

  • Protecting Children Outside of Family Care - December 12-13, 2011
  • Enhancing Provision and Use of Maternal Health Services through Financial Incentives - April 24-25, 2012
  • Community Health Worker Performance - May 31-June 1, 2012
  • Enhancing Child Survival and Development in Lower- and Middle-Income Countries by Achieving Population-Level Behavior Change - June 3-4, 2013

Join us on Thursday evening at the Women Deliver conference to learn more about the Summits and explore ways that you and your organization can contribute to the conversation.

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Last updated: May 23, 2013

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