Watch Now: TCI’s Experience Scaling Up Family Planning and AYSRH Services through Supported Local Urban Governments

Jul 14, 2024

The William H. Gates Sr. Institute (WHGI) and The Challenge Initiative (TCI) hosted a webinar on Thursday, 11 July 2024, at 8:00 am EDT to discuss key findings from TCI’s recently published supplement in the peer-reviewed journal, Global Health: Science and Practice (GHSP).

Since launching in 2016, TCI has supported 201 local governments across 13 countries and contributed to 4.5 million additional family planning clients.

The new supplement in GHSP features nine articles that share TCI’s learnings from supporting local urban governments in scaling up high-impact family planning and adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) practices and other interventions. It offers valuable insights into the implementation and sustainability of high-impact practices across diverse contexts, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

This webinar focused on three key articles from the supplement focused on the following topics:

  1. How the integration of AYSRH into existing family planning programs in Uganda led to better results for not only adolescents and youth, but older women too.
  2. How family planning programs involving community health workers improve access for young first-time parents in India.
  3. How a co-financing model developed by TCI supports states in Nigeria in their family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) budget allocations and expenditures

You can watch the full event recording now (in English and French), and read the full GHSP supplement here.

Featured Speakers

Kojo Lokko

Executive Director

The Challenge Initiative

Josephine Nabukeera

Country Lead, Uganda

The Challenge Initiative

Emily Das

Senior Technical Lead – Research, India 

The Challenge Initiative

Victor Igharo

Regional Hub Manager, Pakistan & Nigeria

The Challenge Initiative

Ian Salas

Senior Technical Advisor

The Challenge Initiative

Read TCI’s Full Supplement in Global Health: Science and Practice

Read the supplement in full, or view any of the nine articles within it below!

Read TCI’s Full Supplement in Global Health: Science and Practice

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