Where We Are Speaking

This is a listing of presentations made by SHOPS Plus staff at a variety of meetings around the world.  The types of meetings range from global conferences and secretariat meetings to local workshops and brown bags. Please see our events page for more information about upcoming events. 



Meagan Reddy and Michelle Wienberger, "Geo-spacial maps for contraceptives presentation", USAID brownbag, September 8, 2021

Francoise Armand and Sean Callahan, "Understanding Private Sector Opportunities for Family Planning in South Sudan", USAID Speaker Series, July 1, 2021

Komal Khanna, "Ensuring Family Planning Access for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence", USAID Speaker Series, June 24, 2021

Karishmah Bhuwanee and Aprajita Singh, "We're in This Together: Designing Inclusive and Equitable Partnerships for FP/RH Progress", GHTechX, April 22, 2021

Sarah Bradley, "Quality of Care for IMNCI in Private and Public Health Facilities", Child Health Task Force, February 2, 2021

Mbogo Bunyi, "There Will Be No Return to Normal: Optimizing the Changing Health Workforce in the Post COVID-19 Recovery", USAID and HRH2030, January 26, 2021

Sarah Bradley, "FP2020: Celebrating Progress, Transforming for the Future", Family Planning 2020, January 26, 2021

Sean Callahan, "Overview of private health sector assessments," and Elizabeth Corley (moderator), Resources and Best Practices for Conducting a Private Health Sector Assessment, webinar, December 3, 2020

Farhan Yusuf, Total Market Approaches in Action: Transforming Tanzania’s approach to health through private sector engagement, Tanzania Health Summit, November 25-26, 2020

Catherine Clarence (Moderator), "A new way of doing governance business working with the private sector in mixed health systems", Child Health Task Force, November 19, 2020

Jeanna Holtz, Rachel Rosen DeLong, Mbogo Bunyi, and Abigail Conners, "JLN Private Sector Engagement Collaborative Learning Exchange", November 18, 2020

Jeanna Holtz, “Purchasing arrangements and the Private Sector during COVID-19”, Annual Health Financing Forum, November 12, 2020

Mbogo Bunyi, "Health Financing and Self –Reliance: country experiences on engaging all forces for a sustainable approach", HSR 2020 conference, November 11, 2020

Lauren Rosapep, "Understanding the quality of TB service delivery within a public-private mix model in urban Nigeria", HSR 2020 conference, November 11, 2020

Emily Mangone, "Global Health Hack Lightning Talks and Q/A with Abt Associates", October 24, 2020

Ifeanyi Okekearu and Isseu Toure, SIFPO2 and SHOPS Plus webinar on Quality of Care, October 1, 2020

Soumitra Ghosh, "Encouraged by the success of a SHOPS Plus intervention, the Afghan Ministry of Haj and Religious Affairs endorses family planning messaging by the Imams through daily and Friday prayers", USAID Evidence Summit on Strategic Religious Engagement, October 5-8, 2020, Online

Fanantenana Randriamahenintsoa, "Integration of Private Sector in Madagascar National HMIS," DHIS2 Symposium, September 24, 2020, 4:00 p.m. (EDT), online

Pamela Riley, Sarah Romorini, and Jeanna Holtz, "Health and Financial Services in the Middle East and North Africa: What’s Digital Got to Do With It?", USAID Webinar, September 15,-16,2020, online

Elaine Baruwa, Paulina Akanet, and Seun Adeleke, "Increasing Access to Quality Family Planning Services in Nigeria", USAID Brown Bag, August 26, 2020, online

Intissar Sarker and James White, "Task Sharing Family Planning Services to Increase Health Workforce Efficiency and Expand Access: A Strategic Planning Guide Webinar", High Impact Practices (HIPs) Webinar, August 20, 2020, online

Emily Mangone, "Public-Private Partnerships for Family Planning," presentation, Reproductive Health Innovation Network meeting, Duke University, July 29, 2020, online 

Alysha Beyer (Moderator) and Emily Mangone, "Find Me on My Phone: SBCC Digital Strategies in the Age of Physical Distancing", Abt Associates webinar, May 28, 2020,  online

Sarah Bradley, "Sources for Family Planning: Where Women Obtain Contraception and Why It Matters",  Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting,  April 23, 2020, online

Sarah Bradley,  Family Planning 2020  Performance Monitoring and Evidence Working Group Meeting,  co-chair,  February 10-12, 2020, Seattle, WA

Isseu Touré, "Friends, Not Foes: Public-private Co-design in Senegal in Pursuit of UHC", Prince Mahidol Award Conference, panelist, January 31, 2020, poster presentation, Bangkok, Thailand

Jeanna Holtz, "Private sector funds for private sector health: A feasible strategy to increase access to health care", Prince Mahidol Award Conference, panelist, January 28, 2020, Bangkok, Thailand

Caroline Quijada (moderator) "Private sector funds for private sector health: A feasible strategy to increase access to health care", Prince Mahidol Award Conference , January 28, 2020, Bangkok, Thailand

Bola Olusola, "User-Centered Design of a Mobile Application for TB Screening, Tracking, Referral, and Reporting in the Private Sector in Nigeria," panelist, Global Digital Health Forum, December 10, 2019, Rockville, MD

Paulina Akanet, "Development and implementation of an on-demand audio job aid for family planning providers through a sustainable MNO partnership in Nigeria," panelist, Global Digital Health Forum, December 10, 2019, Rockville, MD

Jeanna Holtz, "Private Sector Engagement Collaborative," Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage Global Meeting, December 4, 2019, Muharraq, Bahrain 

Sarah  Bradley, "A Global Analysis of Modern Contraceptive Sources: Illuminating the Private Sector’s Role and Identifying Opportunities to Expand Contraceptive Access and Choice," presentation, American Public Health Association (APHA) 2019 Annual Meeting, November 5, 2019, Philadelphia, PA

Maureen Ogada-Ndekana, "Total market approaches: From analytics to implementation," USAID, October 24, 2019, Arlington, VA

Komal Khanna, "Leveraging corporate partnerships to support health outcomes in India," USAID, October 17, 2019, Arlington, VA

Farhan Yusuf, Public-Private Sector Linkages breakout session, panelist, Tanzania Health Supply Chain Summit, October 16, 2019, Tanzania

Mary Beth Hastings and Intissar Sarker, "Empowering women providers through social franchising: Insights from Kenya and Uganda," USAID, October 8, 2019, Arlington, VA

Lisa Tarantino, "Engaging the Private Sector to Facilitate Donor Transitions," poster presentation, Global Fund Share Fair - Caribbean Region, September 13, 2019, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

Michelle Weinberger, "Exploring potential scenarios in the family planning market," USAID, July 10, 2019, Arlington, VA

Sarah Bradley and Tess Shiras, "Exploring the roles of the public and private sectors for family planning," USAID, June 27, 2019, Arlington, VA

Sean Callahan, "The keys to successful stewardship of the private sector to achieve FP goals," USAID, June 25, 2019, Arlington, VA

Sarah Bradley, "Trends in sources for family planning in Egypt and Jordan," Demographic and Epidemiological Patterns and Trends in the MENA Region event, June 18, 2019, Arlington, VA


Tess Shiras "Saving Children through Increased Access to Care: The Transformational Power of Data," poster presentation, Women Deliver conference, June 5, 2019,  Vancouver, Canada

Soumitra Ghosh, "Promoting family planning, maternal and child health through beauty parlors in Afghanistan," oral presentation and "Monitoring the availability of health Products in Afghanistan’s private sector," poster, World Social Marketing Conference, June 4-5, 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland

Caroline Quijada, moderator, "The power of the private sector at the community level: partnerships and innovation to achieve universal access to care," Global Health Practitioner Conference, May 9, 2019, Bethesda, MD

Sean Callahan and Joseph Addo-Yobo, "Lessons from family planning and IMCI for improving malaria case management in the private sector," WHO Technical Consultation on Malaria Case Management in the Private Sector in High-burden Countries, May 2, 2019, Geneva, Switzerland

Veldony Argant and Jean Biyik, "Analyse de segmentation du marché en Haïti: planification familiale, diarrhée et traitement de l’eau domestique," SHOPS Plus Haiti DHS Segmentation Analysis Dissemination Workshop, April 23, 2019, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Sarah Bradley, Session 168: Measurement approaches and innovations in family planning, discussant, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 12, 2019, Austin, TX

Marianne El-Khoury, "Product, placement, and price: generating mixed-methods data to inform a total market approach in Tanzania," Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 11, 2019, Austin, TX

Sarah Bradley, "Understanding sources and quality of contraceptive care among adolescents: a global analysis," Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 11, 2019, Austin, TX

Marianne El-Khoury, "Promoting family planning, maternal, and child health through beauty parlors in Afghanistan,” Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 11, 2019, Austin, TX

Jeff Barnes, "Measuring Access and the last mile in Nepal," Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition General Membership Meeting, March 2019, Kathmandu, Nepal   

Marianne El-Khoury, presentation, MENA Health Sector Partners' Dialogue: Knowledge Sharing Seminar on the Private Health Sector, March 20, 2019, Washington, D.C.

April Warren, "But are we really sure it works? Creating data-driven evidence to measure health outcomes," Innovations in Healthcare Annual Forum, March 18, 2019, Washington, D.C. 

Veldony Argant, "Une approche de communication numérique sur plusieurs fronts pour répondre aux besoins de la santé reproductive, maternelle, néonatale et  infantile en Haïti," Francophone Africa Social and Behavior Change Summit, February 27, 2019, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Sarah Dominis and Emma Golub, "Sustaining investments in HRH for HIV through the private sector," USAID, February 21, 2019, Arlington, VA

Bassirou Gassama, "Social marketing of family planning products: strategies for creating demand and offering services tailored to adolescents and young people," 2nd National Forum on Reproductive Health of Adolescents and Youth, December 27, 2018, Dakar, Senegal

Veldony Argant, "A multipronged digital communication approach to humanitarian and health needs in Haiti," poster and lightning talk session, 2018 Global Digital Health Forum, December 11, 2018, Washington, D.C.

Amina Aminu Dorayi, "Changing hearts and minds: the impact of enhanced FP training on gender dynamics and provider biases," Nigeria Family Planning Conference, December 5, 2018, Abuja, Nigeria

Bettina Brunner, "Driving public-private engagement for better health outcomes in DRC," technical presentation, USAID, November 28, 2018, Arlington, VA

Lauren Rosapep, "Exploring youth-friendly approaches to improve access to voluntary family planning information and services among Ugandan adolescents,"  International Conference on Family Planning, November 14, 2018, Kigali, Rwanda

Jeanna Holtz, "Family planning and universal health coverage: together or apart?" International Conference on Family Planning, November 13, 2018, Kigali, Rwanda

Sujan Karki, "Evidence-based social marketing in Afghanistan and Nepal: using data to improve efficiency and effectiveness," International Conference on Family Planning, November 13, 2018, Kigali, Rwanda

Ramakrishnan Ganesan, "Applying an evidence-based, total market approach to strengthen the capacity and sustainability of local social marketing organizations," International Conference on Family Planning, November 13, 2018, Kigali, Rwanda

Susan Mitchell, "Addressing client financial barriers," Addressing Barriers to Service Delivery as Implants Move to Scale, October 16, 2018, Washington, D.C. 

Francoise Armand, "Addressing the unique needs of private sector implant provision" and "Addressing commercial private sector provider needs," Addressing Barriers to Service Delivery as Implants Move to Scale, October 16, Washington, D.C. 

Caroline Quijada, "Beyond vertical: Sustaining HIV service delivery through health insurance," Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, October 10, 2018, Liverpool, U.K.

Jeanna Holtz, "Strategic purchasing: leveraging direct and indirect benefits to improve quality," Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, October 9, 2018, Liverpool, U.K.

Sean Callahan, "The private health workforce: key to expanding access to priority health services," Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, October 8, 2018, Liverpool, U.K.

Jeanna Holtz, "Including small and medium private providers in health insurance programs," USAID, October 2, 2018, Arlington, VA

Soumitra Ghosh, "Scaling up social marketing operations in Afghanistan," USAID, August 2, 2018, Arlington, VA

Phoebe Sloane and Miloud Kaddar, "Health trends in the Middle East and North Africa," USAID, July 18, 2018, Arlington, VA

Colm Fay, "Supporting health enterprises to increase access to family planning: Lessons learned," USAID, May 22, 2018, Arlington, VA

Susan Mitchell, "Surfacing New Models for Improving Access to Health Services for the Poor," Who should care for women? Reflections on the private sector’s role in reproductive & maternal health care, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, May 21, 2018, London, U.K.

Tess Shiras and Lauren Rosapep, "Family planning motivators and barriers in a high fertility conflict setting: methods and results from a household survey in Afghanistan," Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 26, 2018,  Denver, Colorado

Marianne El-Khoury, "Mapping the private health sector in Senegal: a story of successful country ownership," USAID, April 11, 2018, Arlington, VA

Françoise Armand, "Using a systems approach to improving method choice in West African private health facilities," 18th General Membership Meeting of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, March 21, 2018, Brussels, Belgium

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