USAID, the global Evidence to Action (E2A) Project, and ExpandNet hosted a virtual event on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:15 AM (EDT). Global and country-based scale up implementers presented key lessons from a synthesis of nine years of experience working systematically with countries to scale up the impact of effective family planning and reproductive health interventions. The following featured speakers helped to demystify a complex process and share useful tips for projects and organizations:
Regina Benevides, PhD, MSc, Gender and Youth Team Lead of HIV Prevention Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Global Health (mins 19-30). Oluwayemisi Femi-Pius, MD, Senior Technical Manager, Pathfinder International Nigeria (mins 30-39). Alexis Ntabona, MD, MPH, ExpandNet Consultant and Former Lead of the Technical Support Team, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO (mins 40-49). Patricia MacDonald, RN, MPH, Senior Family Planning/Reproductive Health Technical Advisor, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, USAID (mins 50-59). The panel was moderated by Laura Ghiron, MPH, Scale-Up Advisor for E2A, President of Partners in Expanding Health Quality and Access, Member of ExpandNet Secretariat, and Co-Lead of the Community of Practice on Systematic Approaches to Scale-Up.