Join the global HIFA discussion: Empowering Health Workers for Better Family Planning

15 March, 2018

Join HIFA for a facilitated discussion, Empowering Health Workers for Better Family Planning, in collaboration with The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project. 
The discussion begins on Monday, March 26, 2018 and will run for four weeks. This discussion is part of the HIFA project on Family Planning. Read the blog about our first discussion (September 2017) on the FP information needs of women, men, youth and children. 

The discussion will be held on HIFA’s email discussion forum (more than 10,000 health workers, programme managers, researchers, publishers, librarians and policymakers worldwide). It will be supported by experts in family planning at the World Health Organization (WHO), University of Oxford, Guttmacher Institute, IntraHealth International, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, and USAID.

Here are some of the questions we'll be discussing:
1. What do we know about those who provide FP advice and services (CHWs, midwifes, nurses, doctors, etc.), including their knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about FP?
2. What challenges are the providers facing?
3. What knowledge/training/support is needed by providers?
4. What can we do to better to support health workers who provide FP?

During the discussion we shall highlight many valuable resources, including the 2018 Updated Global Family Planning Handbook .

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