JSI Joins Partners for Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition Meeting

March 16th, 2018 | News


Of the 213 million pregnancies that occur worldwide each year, approximately 40%—or 85 million—are unintended. Family planning saves lives and allows women to improve their families’ health, education, and financial stability, and is key to advancing economic progress in middle- and low-income countries.

JSI believes that access to family planning is a fundamental right for women and girls. We are committed to ensuring that ALL women and girls are able to obtain family planning services and supplies that meet their needs. To date, JSI has implemented more than 150 family planning and reproductive health initiatives in 80 countries.Our ‘total market approach’ to family planning is tailored to each country’s context and supports policies that promote the integration of family planning with other basic health services—including postpartum, immunization, and HIV—at the primary health care level.

Please join JSI from March 20-22, 2018 in Brussels at the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition General Membership Meeting for the sessions below, and follow @JSIhealth on Twitter for conference-related updates.

Tuesday, March 20

Event: International Association of Public Health Logisticians (IAPHL) Reception
Description: Join IAPHL for a meet and greet session with members of the network!
Location: Salon 4, 7th floor, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Wednesday, March 21

Plenary Session: Breaking Down Silos: the Global Family Planning VAN and Innovation
JSI presenters: Maggie Murphy, technical advisor and Alexis Heaton, senior technical advisor
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Parallel Session: Moving from Problems to Progress: Using Market Shaping, Collaboration, and Visibility and Analytics to Increase Contraceptive Availability and Choice
Presenter: Maggie Murphy
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Plenary Session: Mind the Gap: New Strategies from Growing and Broadening the Funding Base for Supplies
Presenter: Alexis Heaton
Time: 4:15 PM

Innovations Exposition
Time: 3:30 – 4:15 PM

  • GAME ON: Build capacity with a fun, engaging SCM digital game booth to get a visual, hands-on understanding of our health supply chain Management gaming apps. Compete with your fellow attendees to build your supply chain management knowledge and qualify to win prizes.
  • Product innovation: Everything you want to know about DMPA-SC’ booth to find out what the community is learning about the introduction and scale up of DMPA-SC/Sayana® Press. There will be representatives from donors, Pfizer, and implementing partners (including JSI) to answer questions members have on the product or program rollout and resources in English and French.
Thursday, March 22

Parallel Session: Game On: Building Capacity with a Fun, Engaging SCM Digital Game
Presenter: Yasmin Chandani, project director, inSupply, JSI
Time: 8:30 – 9:20 AM

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