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JSI at #ICFP2018

November 6, 2018

Family planning saves lives and empowers women to improve their family’s health, education, and financial stability. From strengthening supply chain to delivering items to remote health posts, training health workers in contraceptive technologies and streamlining clinic services, JSI is dedicated to ensuring women have the access to the family planning methods that meet their needs.

At the 2018 International Conference on Family Planning, JSI staff updated colleagues on recent learnings in family planning, from supply chain to new product introduction, through more than a dozen presentations and posters.

Stop by booth #73 to meet JSI staff, and learn more about our total market approach to family planning and how our work supports reproductive health policies and promotes the integration of family planning with other basic health services.

JSI also co-sponsored two side events:

Wednesday, 14 November, 7AM: Closing the Gap: Addressing Family Planning at the Community Level. With opening speaker former Somaliland First Lady Edna Adan, JSI’s Yvette Ribaira will join colleagues from the UN Foundation and Living Goods to explore ways to increase access to family planning by strengthening community health systems.

Later on Wednesday, at 6PM, JSI co-hosts a side panel that looks at how population, environment, and cevelopment activities are contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals. Join JSI, PRB, the Population Council, and the JHU Center for Communication Programs at People and Our Planet: harnessing innovative partnerships across generations.

Download the full list of JSI presentations and posters - or check out the presentations on Slideshare.

Relevant Resources

Building a Model Municipality in Timor Leste
In a model municipality, well-trained health providers deliver high-quality family planning and maternal, newborn, and child health services in fully equipped and people-friendly health facilities.

Women Take Control of their Reproductive Health 
In Tsaramandroso village in Madagascar, women visit a “health hut,” known locally as a toby, where community health volunteers provide counseling on family planning options. 

Long-Acting Contraception Changes a Woman's Life
With training made possible by JSI, midwife Vitorina provided family planning counseling to a mother in Timor-Leste’s Covalima Municipality and changed her views about health and wellbeing. 

Strengthening the Family Planning Supply Chain
Indonesia’s National Population and Family Planning Board in partnership with the “My Choice” program is strengthening the supply chain for family planning at health facilities. 


How to Give Yourself an Injection with Sayana® Press 
This short training video is designed for women learning to self-inject subcutaneous DMPA. 

APC's Support of Community Health/Family Planning 
JSI and the Benin Ministry of Health are working to bring healthcare to the doorstep of the communities.