Women Deliver 2013

When:

May 28, 2013 - May 30, 2013

Where:

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Jalan Ampang, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Women Deliver LogoPathfinder International is gearing up for Women Deliver 2013, which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from May 28 - 30, 2013. Pathfinder is proud to be one of the conference's Bronze Sponsors, leading the contraception track. More than 30 Pathfinders from 10 different countires will be in attendance and several will present, speak on panels, and lead discussions throughout the week. 

More than 5,000 participants are expected to attend this conference, from Ministries of Health, Finance and Development Cooperation, Parliaments, leading civil society organizations, global companies, media, and more. More than 120 concurrent sessions, high-level plenaries, skills-building workshops, and ministerial and parliamentarian forums will inspire and inform our work to build a better world for girls and women.

Be sure to stop by our booth, No. 205, to meet Pathfinder staff and to learn more about our work.

Can't make it to Women Deliver? Catch all of the action in Kuala Lumpur online.

To see the entire Women Deliver schedule, please visit the event website.


Pathfinder-organized Events

*More events and sessions will be added as times are finalized. Click on the title of each event to learn more.

TIME TITLE PATHFINDERS PRESENTING
 LOCATION
Monday, May 27, 2013
 
   
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM PAC Consortium Semi-Annual Meeting Ellen Israel, Cathy Solter Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Emergency Contraception: New Research Findings, Programmatic Updates, and Advocacy Strategies

Regina Benevides de Barros, Rita Badiani

Room 410
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM From Dialogue to Action on Safe Abortion: A Global Technical Exchange Ellen Israel Opal and Pearl Room at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM A Changing Myanmar: Expanding Birth Spacing and Contraceptive Access Organized by Pathfinder staff Room 403
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Political Will and the Politics of Health: How is Pakistan Responding? Haris Ahmed Prince Hotel, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
 
   
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Task Sharing and Task Shifting: Investing in Frontline Health Workers Pay in Lives Saved Mengistu Asnake Room 404
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Youth and Family Planning Gwyn Hainsworth Room 306
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Investing in Maternal Health Purnima Mane Room 408
2:45 - 4:15 PM Gender and Family Planning

Purnima Mane (moderating)

Room 408
2:45 - 4:15 PM Women, Resilience, and Climate Change Lucy Shillingi Room 404
2:45 - 4:15 PM Youth-Friendly Service Delivery Models Callie Simon, Regina Benevides de Barros Room 409
2:45 - 4:15 PM Community-Based Access to Injectables (CBA2I) Organized by Pathfinder staff Room 304
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Decreasing Maternal Mortality with the NASG in a Continuum of Care for PPH: A Policy and Implementation Workshop Ellen Israel, Cathy Solter, Farouk Muhammad Jega Room 403
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Female Condoms Are _____ Film Festival Reception Rita Badiani Room 305
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Celebrating Youth at Women Deliver Sponsored by Pathfinder Room 405
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
 
   
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Integration of Contraception with Other Health and Non-Health Components Rita Badiani, Leah Sawalha Freij Conference Hall 1
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Social Barriers to Care: Gender Norms, Stigma, and Violence Gwyn Hainsworth Conference Hall 2
2:45 - 4:15 PM Emergency Contraception: Progress and Remaining Challenges Regina Benevides de Barros Room 408
2:45 - 4:15 PM Harnessing the Demographic Dividend Purnima Mane Conference Hall 2
2:45 - 4:15 PM Young Motherhood: Against All Odds Callie Simon Grand Ballroom 2
7:30 - 8:30 PM Gender, Equity, and Human Rights Purnima Mane Room 403
Thursday, May 30, 3013     
2:30 - 3:15 PM New Innovations in Preventing and Treating the Leading Cause of Maternal Death: Postpartum Hemorrhage Purnima Mane Press Room 302
3:00 - 4:00 PM Post-Abortion Care: Strategies for Expanding Access to Lifesaving Care Haris Ahmed Conference Hall 1
3:00 - 4:00 PM The 1-2-3 of New Contraceptive Technologies Organized by Pathfinder staff Conference Hall 3
3:00 - 4:00 PM Post-Abortion Family Planning Ellen Israel Room 409

 


Pathfinder-Organized EVENTS (detailed)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

 Task Sharing and Task Shifting: Investing in Frontline Health Workers Pays in Lives Saved
When and where:
Tuesday, May 28, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Room 404
Pathfinders presenting:
Mengistu Asnake

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 and improve health care, particularly for vulnerable populations.

 Youth and Family Planning
When and where:
Tuesday, May 28, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Room 306
Pathfinders presenting: Gwyn Hainsworth

Although inclusion of youth in sexual and reproductive health advocacy and programs has increased, there are some critical areas that continue to show continued disparities for youth and family planning. A moderated panel will discuss each of these topics, both from an overview as well as a youth perspective, followed by a Q&A.

 Investing in Maternal Health: Barriers, Economic Benefits, and Proven Policy Approaches
When and where:
Tuesday, May 28, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Room 408
Pathfinders presenting: Purnima Mane

This panel will focus on how women's lack of agency and limited accountability can limit progress in improving maternal health. The panel will review evidence of the economic benefits of
investing in reproductive health and explore effective policy approaches—health sector improvements, expansions in women’s agency, and increasing accountability.

 Gender and Family Planning
When and where:
Tuesday, May 28, 2:45 – 4:15 p.m. | Room 408
Pathfinders presenting: Purnima Mane

Gender is one of the most important social determinants of health. Usually, family planning is associated with "women's obligations"; however, a more dynamic and dialogical relationship involving co-responsibility is needed.

 Community-Based Access to Injectables
When and where:
Tuesday, May 28, 2:45 – 4:15 p.m. | Room 304
Pathfinders presenting: Organized by Pathfinder staff

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.

 Youth-Friendly Service Delivery Models
When and where:
Tuesday, May 28, 2:45 – 4:15 p.m. | Room 409
Pathfinders presenting: Callie Simon, Regina Benevides de Barros

All youths deserve the opportunity to be healthy, reach their full potential, and have access to quality health services. Unfortunately, this is not often a reality, particularly in the case of sexual and reproductive health services. This panel will examine challenges and opportunities to expanding youth-friendly health delivery, drawing from on-the-ground experiences and lessons learned from leading health organizations.

 Women, Resilience, and Climate Change
When and where:
Tuesday, May 28, 2:45 – 4:15 p.m. | Room 404
Pathfinders presenting: Lucy Shillingi

Historically, hardships—whether natural or man-made—affect women in inequitable proportions. As climate change increases the likelihood of natural disasters and environmental degradation diminishes arable land, it often falls on women to ensure survival for their families and communities. This panel will discuss the historic resilience of women and what that resilience could mean looking towards the future.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

 Intregration of Contraception with Other Health and Non-Health Components
When and where:
Wednesday, May 29, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Conference Hall 1
Pathfinders presenting: Rita Badiani, Leah Sawalha Freij

This session will examine the integration of contraception programs with other health sectors such as primary care, HIV/AIDS, adolescent health, as well as with non-health sectors such as water, agriculture, work place systems, and environmental programs.

 Social Barriers to Care: Gender Norms, Stigma, and Violence
When and where:
Wednesday, May 29, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Conference Hall 2
Pathfinders presenting: Gwyn Hainsworth

This panel will discuss the key social drivers of negative sexual and reproductive health outcomes, and successful interventions designed to respond to the needs of adolescents and youth people, with a particular focus on girls and young women.  The panel will address gender norms, social and community norms that pressure young people into childbearing, gender-based violence, and norms around masculinity, fatherhood, and the role of men and boys in sexual and reproductive health.

 Emergency Contraception: Progress and Remaining Challenges
When and where:
Wednesday, May 29, 2:45 – 4:15 p.m. | Room 408
Pathfinders presenting: Regina Benevides de Barros

Increasing access to and use of emergency contraception is critical to decreasing unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortions and maternal mortality. This session will feature discussions of recent research about the perceptions and use of emergency contraception.

 Harnessing the Demographic Dividend
When and where:
Wednesday, May 29, 2:45 – 4:15 p.m. | Conference Hall 2
Pathfinders presenting: Purnima Mane

The demographic dividend offers developing countries the possibility of achieving major economic growth when reduced fertility rates are accompanied by strategic investments in education and jobs. Currently, much of sub-Saharan Africa is on the cusp of this phenomenon. Using lessons learned from Asian and South-Asian countries who successfully harnessed this population pattern, the demographic dividend could become a meaningful opportunity for economic growth and sustainable development for the world’s poorest countries. This session would include a 15-20 minute visual presentation by Hans Rosling on the population dynamics and the potential for the demographic dividend, followed by a panel discussion with experts on how countries can achieve the dividend.

 Young Motherhood: Against All Odds
When and where:
Wednesday, May 29, 2:45 – 4:15 p.m. | Grand Ballroom 2
Pathfinders presenting: Callie Simon

Sixteen million adolescent girls give birth each year, with more than 50,000 dying due to complications related to pregnancy and birth. The session will explore young motherhood from a human right’s perspective and also share programme examples in preventing young motherhood.

WHO & PPD Satellite Conference: Gender, Equity, and Human Rights
When and where:
Wednesday, May 29, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Room 403
Pathfinders presenting: Purnima Mane

This satellite conference will focus on the following questions: What is the impact of "gender," "equity," and "human rights" analysis and interventions in women's and girls' health and wellbeing? What is the relative combined importance and strength of gender, equity, and human rights together rather than alone, and how can we move forward in mainstreaming gender equity rights in health and population policies in the context of post-MDG dialogue? This will lead toward increased conceptual clarity, operational understanding, and strengthened partnerships through stakeholder dialogue on gender, equity, and human rights.


Thursday, May 30, 2013

 Post-Abortion Care: Strategies for Expanding Access to Lifesaving Care
When and where:
Thursday, May 30, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Conference Hall 1
Pathfinders presenting: Haris Ahmed

Post-abortion care is an important part of the reproductive health continuum of care, especially where access to safe abortion is limited. Women experiencing unsafe abortion need care to prevent and treat life-threatening complications. What strategies have proved most promising for getting PAC services to those who need them?

 The 1-2-3 of New Contraceptive Technologies
When and where:
Thursday, May 30, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Conference Hall 3
Pathfinders presenting: Organized by Pathfinder staff

The development of acceptable, affordable, and appropriate technologies can play a pivotal role in reducing unmet family planning need.

 Post-Abortion Family Planning
When and where:
Thursday, May 30, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Room 409
Pathfinders presenting: Ellen Israel

Immediate post-abortion family planning is critical in reducing further unintended pregnancies, yet often goes unaddressed.



 

 

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From Dialogue to Action on Safe Abortion: A Global Technical Exchange

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Post-Abortion Care Consortium Semi-Annual Meeting

The Post-Abortion Care Consortium will hold their semi-annual meeting at Women Deliver.

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