TRAction Project at the International Conference on Family Planning

The USAID|Translating Research into Action (TRAction) Project was pleased to send several of their staff members to the fourth International Conference on Family Planning on January 24–28 in Bali, Indonesia.

With over 3,000 attendees from at least 70 countries, the conference was an ideal opportunity for TRAction to share its research results and engage in the global family planning conversation.

Along with partners Population Council and FHI 360, TRAction hosted the interactive half-day satellite session, “Implementation Science Approaches to Family Planning and Reproductive Health.” Presenters offered practical examples of how implementation science can inform programming and policies related to family planning and reproductive health. Participants discussed measurement approaches, the benefits and challenges of an implementation science approach, and where the field of implementation science should move in the future.

TRAction and Maternal Health Task Force also led a side event entitled, “Quality across the Continuum: How do we ensure that care is respectful and women-centered?” The conversation in this session focused on efforts to advance this type of care. Key observations included that efforts to support broader framing of the issue should continue until it becomes ingrained and intuitive. It was also suggested that tapping into the power of youth organizations could foster an “insurgency” of adolescent advocates to lead the charge.

For more information about TRAction Project’s work in Health Service Delivery, Nutrition Food Security, Environmental Health & Safety, Disease Control, Community Care, Access to Skilled Care, Results Based Management, and Implementation Research and Delivery Science, please visit tractionproject.org.

TRAction promoted conference involvement via listservs, email blasts, and Twitter. This graphic tweet was clicked over 1,000 times, according to Twitter metrics.
Date 
February 11, 2016
Authors 
Sabina Behague, Communications Specialist
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