'214 million women who want to avoid pregnancy are not using safe and effective family planning methods, for reasons ranging from lack of access to information or services to lack of support from their partners or communities' (UNFPA). Sustainable Development Goal target 3.7 aims 'By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education'.
The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project is working with HIFA (Healthcare Information For All) to host a series of discussions on how to improve the availability and use of reliable information on family planning and contraception (FP/C) for the general public, frontline health workers, and policy makers. The first discussion starts on 18 September 2017 on the main HIFA forum. Further details to follow on the HIFA forum: Join HIFA today!
In preparation for the discussions we invite you to take our short survey here to identify the most pressing questions and issues to address. The survey is open to the public until August 23rd. As a thank you for your time, you can enter into a draw for a chance to win $20.00 USD.
More about this project:
This is a joint partnership between HIFA and the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project with technical support provided by IntraHealth and the project working group members.
More about HIFA:
HIFA (Healthcare Information For All) is a growing global health movement working in collaboration with WHO Geneva. HIFA has more than 17,000 members (health workers, librarians, publishers, researchers, policymakers and others) working for a world where every person has access to the information they need to protect their own health and the health of others. HIFA includes more than 5000 members in Africa, 5000 in Europe, and 7000 in the rest of the world, across 176 countries. We interact on five global forums in three languages (English, French, Portuguese), with HIFA-Spanish to be launched later in 2017. Our website is www.hifa.org and membership is free. Join here: www.hifa.org/joinhifa
More about K4Health:
Imagine a world in which every health professional - regardless of geography or resources - has the knowledge he or she needs to improve health and save lives. This is the world that K4Health works to achieve. K4Health supports health care providers and program managers in low- and middle-income countries to learn, share, adapt, and act on critical family planning and public health knowledge. K4Health is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Bureau for Global Health and led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) in collaboration with FHI 360, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), and IntraHealth International. Learn more at www.k4health.org and sign up for our newsletter.