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

Welcome and Keynote Address

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

October 12, 2016 – 10:00 - 11:00 AM EDT

Ghana: A Model for Achieving Family Planning Results at Scale

Joseph Addo-Yobo, SHOPS Country Representative, Ghana, Abt Associates
Sean Callahan, Private Sector Specialist, Abt Associates

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

Expanding Access to injectable Contraceptives: Nigeria’s Experience with Patent Medicine Vendors

Salisu Ishaku, Program Director, Reproductive Health, Population Council Nigeria
Caroline Quijada, SHOPS Plus Deputy Director, Abt Associates

October 13, 2016 – 10:00 - 11:00 AM EDT

Règlementations des Pointe de Vente de Médicaments et des Pharmacies

Bettina Brunner, Responsible des Pays Francophones, Abt Associates

On Demand Presentations

October 12-14, 2016

Engaging Patent and Proprietary Medicine Vendors to Increase Contraceptive Use among Adolescents and Low Income Women in Nigeria - A Pilot

Ellen Clancy, Advisor, USAID Programs, Marie Stopes International

Engager les Vendeurs de Spécialités Pharmaceutiques et de Médicaments Brevetés Pour Augmenter l’Utilisation des Contraceptifs par les Adolescents et les Femmes à Faible Revenu au Nigeria – Projet Pilote

Kate Austen, SIFPO2 Conseiller, Marie Stopes International

FPwatch 2015 Outlet Surveys

Bryan Shaw, Principal Investigator, FPwatch, Population Services International

Sondages de Sortie de FPwatch 2015

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

Pamela Riley, mHealth Advisor, Abt Associates

Exploration of the Potential Role of Private Pharmacies in the Provision of FP Services

Fatou Bintou Mbow, Program Officer, Population Council Senegal

Exploration du Rôle Potentiel des Pharmacies Privées dans l’Offre de Services PF au Sénéga

Fatou Bintou Mbow, Chargée de programmes, Population Council Sénégal