Road to Vancouver: See you at Women Deliver

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Our experts in family planning, public-private engagement and gender studies will be on hand to answer questions at the booth.

On June 3-6, thousands of thought leaders, influencers, advocates, academics, activists, and journalists will travel to Vancouver to attend the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women.

SHOPS Plus is making its mark at the conference and elsewhere with an interactive booth (#46) that will feature two online tools, a digital poster, and a satellite event in Nigeria. Our experts in family planning, public-private engagement and gender studies will be on hand to answer questions at the booth. 

Sharing the transformational power of data

SHOPS Plus will present a digital poster at the conference titled “Saving Children through Increased Access to Care: The Transformational Power of Data.” Based on a secondary analysis of recent Demographic and Health Survey data, the poster examines if and where caregivers in 24 low- and middle-income countries seek treatment for children with three common and treatable illnesses: fever, diarrhea, and acute respiratory infection symptoms. The poster explores strategies for translating evidence into action and showcases how country-level stakeholders are using results to advocate for child health improvements. You can talk to the author of the study Tess Shiras on Wednesday, June 5th from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Solutions Gallery.

Two SHOPS Plus tools will be featured at Women Deliver

The project will showcase two online tools and give users the opportunity to explore them at the booth. Private Sector Counts is an interactive web tool that illuminates the important contributions of the public and private sectors to sick child care and family planning service delivery. The tool uses Demographic Health Survey data to explore if and where caregivers obtain care for their sick child, and if and where women obtain their family planning method.

The Family Planning Market Analyzer combines data from Demographic and Health Surveys and FP2020’s projections of modern contraceptive prevalence to allow users to explore scenarios for a total market approach. It allows users to analyze the family planning market for 58 countries, look at changes in source mix in urban and rural areas, and see changes in source mix by income group. 

New publication on gender and social franchising released

SHOPS Plus conducted an assessment of social franchisees in Kenya and Uganda to better understand how social franchising affected the lives of women franchise owners.  The assessment found that women health workers bring critical value to health service delivery globally, yet little is known about what factors contribute to their empowerment. The new publication, which will be released at the conference, explores the link between social franchising interventions and women’s empowerment. Originally designed to improve health outcomes, these interventions have additionally increased access to resources for women providers, helped them overcome gender-related barriers, and changed power dynamics in their homes and communities. 

Nigeria Satellite Event

On April 30, the SHOPS Plus team in Nigeria hosted a satellite event titled "Women: Our Grassroots Experience." The event assembled stakeholders, experts, and policy makers from the country's health sector. Two health care providers and two health care trainers shared their experiences with gender bias in the field. These four women discussed the challenges they face and how they have overcome them in TED-style talks. SHOPS Plus family planning technical director for Nigeria, Amina Aminu Dorayi, moderated the discussion. Read more. 

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