Starting on October 12, 2016, the SHOPS Plus project presents an e-conference on engaging pharmacies and drug shops to expand access to modern family planning methods. Drug shops and pharmacies are a first point of care for many people in low and middle income countries, and are essential partners to achieving FP2020 and other global health goals. Yet, they are often overlooked in development programs. The e-conference includes on demand presentations highlighting activities and learnings that help increase our knowledge on promising practices and approaches for family planning. It also features four live interactive sessions. "Ask the Experts" discussion forums accompany the presentations.

Live Webinars

October 12, 2016 – 9:00 - 10:00 AM EDT

Keynote Address

Maggwa Baker, Technical Advisor, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, USAID
Caroline Quijada, SHOPS Plus Deputy Director, Abt Associates

October 12, 2016 – 10:30 - 11:30 AM EDT

Strengthening Private Medicine Sellers for Improved Family Planning Results: Lessons from Ghana

Joseph Addo-Yobo, Chief of Party, Ghana, Abt Associates
Sean Callahan, Private Sector Specialist, Abt Associates

October 13, 2016 – 9:00 - 10:00 AM EDT

Expanding Access to Injectable Contraceptives: Studying the Potential of Nigeria’s Proprietary and Patent Medicine Vendors

Salisu Ishaku, Program Director, Reproductive Health, Population Council Nigeria
Sean Callahan, Private Sector Specialist, Abt Associates

October 13, 2016 – 10:30 - 11:30 AM EDT

La Réglementation des Pharmacies Formelles et Informelles : Analyse Comparative Internationale

Bettina Brunner, Responsible des Pays Francophones, Abt Associates
Caroline Quijada, Directrice Adjointe, Abt Associates

On Demand Presentations

October 12-13, 2016


Susan Mitchell, SHOPS Plus Project Director, Abt Associates

Setting up a Pilot to Engage Patent and Proprietary Medicine Vendors (PPMVs) to Increase Contraceptive Use among Adolescents and Low Income Women in Nigeria: The Process in Nigeria

Ellen Clancy, Advisor, USAID Programs, Marie Stopes International

Lancement d’un Programme Pilote pour Aider les Vendeurs de Spécialités Pharmaceutiques et de Médicaments Brevetés (VSPMB) à Augmenter la Consommation de Contraceptifs par les Adolescentes et les Femmes ayant de Faibles Niveaux de Revenus au Nigeria : Le Processus au Nigeria

Kate Austen, SIFPO2 Conseiller, Marie Stopes International

What the Contraceptive Market Tells Us: Pharmacies and Drug Shops in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and the DRC

Bryan Shaw, Principal Investigator, FPwatch, Population Services International

Ce que le Marché des Produits Anticonceptionnels Nous Dit : les Pharmacies Formelles et Informelles en Éthiopie, au Nigeria, et en RDC

Kate Thanel, Chercheur, FPwatch, Population Services International

Increasing Access to Family Planning Commodities through Accredited Drug Shops: The Uganda Experience

Aziz Maija, Senior Technical Advisor, Sustainable Drug Seller Initiatives, Management Sciences for Health

Regulation of Drug Shops and Pharmacies: A Global Review

Pamela Riley, mHealth Advisor, Abt Associates

Generating Evidence for Greater Involvement of Private Pharmacies in the Provision of FP Services: The Senegal Experience

Fatou Bintou Mbow, Program Officer, Population Council Senegal

Générer des Preuves pour une Plus Grande Implication des Pharmacies Privées dans la Fourniture de Services de PF: l'Expérience Sénégal

Fatou Bintou Mbow, Chargée de programmes, Population Council Sénégal