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Advancing equity to support UHC: Tools and approaches for #NextGenFP


February 3, 2021
7:00–7:45am ET


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About the event

Countries around the world are celebrating progress made over the past eight years through FP2020 partnerships, which were made possible by ambitious commitments to meeting women’s and couples’ reproductive health needs. Despite the progress, substantial gaps in family planning coverage remain.

As we enter the Decade of Action to reach the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals, it is important for the global community to ask ourselves, “How do we define and achieve equity?” and “How do we ensure we do not leave anyone behind?” It is not enough to advocate that family planning be included within universal health coverage (UHC); we must also ensure equity in family planning.

This side session will launch a broader conversation about how to define, measure, address and monitor equity within family planning programs and research. Specific tools and approaches that can be incorporated into projects will be shared, as well as global, country and individual perspectives about how we can support a vision for #NextGenFP that is as inclusive as possible.


Helen Anyasi, Senior Technical Officer Reproductive Health and HIV (HTS/PrEP Services Lead for SIDHAS Nigeria), FHI 360
Trinity Zan, Associate Director, Research Utilization Unit and Research Utilization Lead, R4S Project, FHI 360


Erika Houghtaling, Social Science Advisor, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Alternate AOR for R4S Project


How do we identify inequities in FP programs?
Kaja Jurczynska, Senior Technical Advisor, Demography and Family Planning, Palladium, HP+ Project
Dr. Charles Olaro, Director of Clinical Services, Uganda Ministry of Health
Proscovia Katrina Oroma, Ugandan Youth Representative

How do we know if we’re making a difference? Call to action to further measurement/monitoring approach
Dr. Rhodah Wanyenze, Dean, Makerere School of Public Health and R4S Partner
Fredrick Mubiru, Technical Advisor, FHI 360, R4S project

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