In collaboration with USAID, ASH will host a special event highlighting the unique opportunities digital technology presents for strengthening the planning, monitoring, and quality of family planning programs.
This session will examine the unprecedented growth in digital and mobile technology that has paved the way for innovative applications for health across the world, and share practical experiences and lessons learned in using mobile technology for family planning. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussion around current challenges and opportunities in family planning programming that could be met with digital solutions, and share their experiences and insights with mHealth.
The interactive session, Harnessing Digital Health: Lessons and Opportunities for Family Planning Programs, will benefit family planning and reproductive health implementing partners and policymakers who are considering opportunities for integrating mHealth technologies as well as those with experience in digital health programming.
On-site at the International Conference for Family Planning
Room Legian 7
Refreshments will be provided
Lilly Banda, Deputy Health Office Director, USAID/Malawi
Amanda Puckett BenDor, Technical Advisor, HRH & Knowledge Management, IntraHealth International
Mohammad Kibria, Senior Technical Advisor - Health Information Systems, Management Sciences for Health, Bangladesh
Click here to register today
(registration not mandatory, but appreciated)
Can't make it to ICFP? Stay connected on social media through #ICFP and #mHealth4FP
Learn more: Technical brief
To ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, a range of systems and service delivery interventions, identified as high impact practices (HIPs), help family planning programs focus their efforts and maximize resources to achieve broadest reach and greatest impact. The growing ubiquity of mobile technology offers numerous opportunities to support and augment the successful implementation of HIPs. This brief presents themes and lessons learned from across the five volumes of the mHealth Compendium from programs which addressed family planning. It is intended to provide policymakers and program implementers with a resource on potential areas for integration of mHealth into family planning programming, as well as emerging lessons from a range of example case studies. [Download]