Webinars: Self-care interventions for sexual and reproductive health and rights: Contributing to the WHO’s triple billion targets Part I

Among the most promising approaches to advancing SDGs is self-care. The World Health Organization’s definition of self-care is “the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a health-care provider.” This two-part webinar will address the systems and people-centered perspectives of self-care interventions, as well as the growing evidence base that will inform the development of WHO’s first consolidated normative guidance.

Webinar Part 1:

Self-care interventions for sexual and reproductive health and rights: Contributing to the WHO’s triple billion targets

Tuesday, May 14, 7:00 a.m. PDT

This is the first installment of a two part-webinar (with the second webinar on 15th May 2019 from 09:00 to 10:00 Washington / 15:00 to 16:00 Geneva) which will share outcomes of reviews and evidence published in The BMJ’s special supplement.

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Panelists:

  • Edward Kelley is the Director of the Department of Service Delivery and Safety at the World Health Organization.
  • Paul Simpson is The BMJ’s International Editor and was the editorial lead for The BMJ’s recent collection on self-care interventions for sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • Manjulaa Narasimhan is a Scientist in the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at WHO.
  • Laura Ferguson is an assistant professor of preventive medicine at the University of Southern California and the director of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health.
  • David Wilson is Program Director in the World Bank’s Health, Population and Nutrition Global Practice.
  • Carmen Logie is an Associate Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, Canada Research Chair in Global Health Equity and Social Justice with Marginalized Populations, and Ontario Ministry of Research & Innovation Early Researcher.
  • Bethanie Carney Almroth is an associate professor at the Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Webinar Part II:

Self-care interventions for sexual and reproductive health and rights: Building the evidence base for self-care on SRHR

Wednesday, May 15, 6:00 a.m. PDT

This second installment of the two part-webinar will share outcomes of reviews and evidence published in The BMJ’s special supplement.

MODERATOR:  Ian Askew, Director, WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research and the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/ World Bank Special Program – HRP

Panelists:

  • Paul Simpson, the BMJ
  • Anita Hardon, Amsterdam Institute of Global Health
  • Caitlin Kennedy, Johns Hopkins University
  • Teresa Yeh, Johns Hopkins University
  • Sheryl Van der Poel, Independent Consultant