From October 14-21, 2015, the SHOPS project will host its end-of-project e-conference. It will highlight project accomplishments and lessons learned from activities in family planning and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, and maternal and child health. The e-conference will include recorded presentations from the highly successful SHOPS end-of-project event held in June. It will also feature three live interactive sessions on provider access to finance, why mhealth matters for the private sector, and the role of the private sector in universal health coverage. "Ask the Experts" discussion forums will accompany the panel presentations, which will allow participants to ask questions about what they have seen. The schedule for the e-conference is below.

All week – October 14-21, 2015

Welcome and Keynote Address

Ann Hirschey, Chief, SDI Division, Office of Population, USAID
Marguerite Farrell, Private Sector Team Leader, SDI Division, Office of Population, USAID

Project Overview and Accomplishments

Susan Mitchell, SHOPS Project Director, Abt Associates

From Evidence to Practice: Highlights from SHOPS Research Presentation and Discussion Forum

Minki Chatterji, SHOPS Research Director, Abt Associates

Family Planning Presentations and Discussion Forum

  • Global Role of the Private Sector in the Provision of Modern Contraception, Jorge Ugaz, SHOPS Research Associate, Abt Associates
  • Achieving Results through an Integrated Supply and Demand Strategy, Houda Khayame, SHOPS Social Marketing Manager, Jordan, Abt Associates
  • Introducing DMPA through the Private Sector: The Dimpa Program in India, Ramakrishnan Ganesan, SHOPS Technical Director, India, Abt Associates
  • Expanding the Method Mix through Independent Private Providers in Nigeria, Ayodele Iroko, SHOPS Country Representative, Nigeria, Abt Associates

Maternal and Child Health Presentations and Discussion Forum

  • A Blueprint for Answering the Call: Results and Lessons Learned from SHOPS Child Health Programs, Vicki MacDonald, SHOPS Child Health Advisor, Abt Associates
  • Ghana: A Model for Achieving Results at Scale, Joseph Addo-Yobo, SHOPS Country Representative, Ghana, Abt Associates
  • Consumer Provider Interaction: The Key to Improving Outcomes, Lauren Rosapep, SHOPS Research Associate, Abt Associates
  • Increasing Access to Maternal Health Services through Vouchers: The Uganda Healthy Baby Experience, Anna Mackay, SHOPS Social Franchise Advisor, Marie Stopes International

HIV and AIDS Presentations and Discussion Forum

  • From Policy to Practice: Engaging Private Sector Nurses and Midwives in the Extension of PMTCT B+ in Tanzania, James White, SHOPS HIV and AIDS Technical Advisor, Abt Associates
  • Achieving Universal Health Coverage for HIV and AIDS: The Role of Private Health Insurance in Kenya, Mbogo Bunyi, SHOPS Country Representative, Kenya, Abt Associates
  • Financing Preventative HIV Services: The Case of VMMC in Namibia, Dineo Dawn Pereko, SHOPS Country Representative, Namibia, Abt Associates
  • Partnership to Increase Access—Extending HIV Services to the Private Sector in Ivory Coast, Jeffrey Barnes, Private Sector Advisor, Abt Associates

October 15, 2015 – 9:00 - 10:00 AM EDT

Live Webinar: Provider Access to Finance

Interactive Q&A with Meaghan Smith, SHOPS Access to Finance Advisor, Banyan Global, and Matthew Griffith, Enterprise Development Specialist, Banyan Global

October 20, 2015 – 9:00 - 10:00 AM EDT

Live Webinar: mHealth

Interactive Q&A with Pamela Riley, SHOPS mHealth Advisor, Abt Associates

October 21, 2015 – 9:00 - 10:00 AM EDT

Live Webinar: Universal Health Coverage

Interactive Q&A with Jeanna Holtz, SHOPS Health Financing Lead, Abt Associates, and Brendan Hayes, Head of Social Franchising, Marie Stopes International