[Theme: Unmet Need for Contraception]
Task Sharing and Task Shifting: Investing in Frontline Health Workers Pays in Lives Saved
Tuesday, May 28, 11:30—1:00pm, Room 404

MODERATOR: Leo Bryant, Policy Advisor, Marie Stopes International (MSI)
Fabio Castaño, Global Technical Lead for Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Centre for Health Services, Management Sciences for Health (MSH)/Frontline Health Workers Coalition
Barbara Stilwell, Director, Technical Leadership, IntraHealth
Mengistu Asnake, Country Representative in Ethiopia, Pathfinder International
Jameel Zamir, Programme Officer—Access, International Planned Parenthood Federation South Asia Regional Office

One of the guiding principles behind task sharing is that no one health provider, or one cadre of providers, can do it all. Allowing a wider range of cadres to offer certain services, when this can be done safely and effectively, is an important way to expand access to and improve health care, particularly for vulnerable populations.

[Theme: Unmet Need for Contraception]
Community-Based Access to Injectables (CBA2I)
Tuesday, May 28, 2:45—4:15pm, Room 304

MODERATOR: Victoria Graham, Senior Technical Advisor, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, USAID
Morrisa Malkin, Senior Technical Advisor, Research Utilization, FHI 360
Vincent Kahi, Health Coordinator, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Kenya
Winifred Mwebesa, Senior Director, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, Department of Health and Nutrition, Save the Children USA
Bocar Daff, Director, Reproductive Health Division, Ministry of Health, Senegal Hedayetullah Mushfiq, Programme Manager, Scaling Up Family Planning Programme, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Afghanistan
Sein Hlaing, Health Coordinator, IRC, Myanmar

Community-based strategies such as CBA2I can dramatically improve women’s access to contraception by incorporating trained community health workers. The World Health Organization technical consultation of 2009 established this as a global standard of practice, however, multilevel challenges remain.

[Theme: Women’s Health]
Women Deliver as Those Who Manage, Lead, and Govern for Health
Tuesday, May 28, 2:45—4:15pm, Room 305
MODERATOR: James Rice, Project Director, Leadership Management and Governance, Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Fauziah Rabbani, Professor and Acting Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Constance Newman, Senior Team Leader, Gender, Equality and Health, IntraHealth International
Hon. Ruth Kavuma Nuvumetta, Member of Parliament, Uganda
Belkis Giorgis, Principal Technical Advisor, Leadership Management and Governance, MSH, Ethiopia

The session will discuss why women are in positions of frontline health workers yet are not equally represented in leadership, management, and decision-making roles. Participants and panelists will provide clear solutions and next steps to bring about gender equity in global health.

[Theme: Human Rights]
Let Girls Be Girls, Not Brides: Working Together to End Child Marriage
Tuesday, May 28, 2:45-4:15pm, Room 306
MODERATOR: Anju Malhotra, Principal Advisor, Gender Rights and Civic Engagement, The United Nations Children’s Fund
Sarita Prabhakar Wagh, India
Suzanne Petroni, Senior Director, Gender, Population and Development, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), USA
Lakshmi Sundaram, Global Coordinator, Girls Not Brides

Child marriage robs 14 million girls a year of their future. It is a traditional practice often dismissed as too hard to solve. But change is possible. This session will explore the innovative work being done on child marriage and argue the practice can end with the right mix of programs, policies, and political will.

[Theme: Maternal and Newborn Health]
Making Maternal and Newborn Health Safer in Humanitarian Crises
Tuesday, May 28, 2:45—4:15pm, Room 402
MODERATOR: Susan Dentzer, Editor-In-Chief, Health Affairs
Sandra Krause, Director, Reproductive Health Programme, Women’s Refugee Commission
Kristin Cooney, Country Portfolio Director, Management Sciences for Health
Catrin Schulte-Hillen, Sexual and Reproductive Health Working Group, Médecins Sans Frontières
Teresita Artiaga Elegado, Programme Coordinator, Family Planning Organization of the Philippines

Reducing preventable maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality is essential during any humanitarian emergency. Organizations face numerous challenges, as well as notable successes, in these efforts. This panel will highlight the needs of particular vulnerable groups and organizational experiences during recent emergencies.