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Beyond Bias

In this project, we address the different types of provider biases and behaviors that translate—advertently or inadvertently—into barriers for youth who want access to contraceptive counseling and services. We use an innovative four-phase approach to gather insights, generate and test solutions, and support adaptation and scale up.

Project Date: 2016 - present
Funder: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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What We Do

  • Deepen our understanding of provider bias and the way it’s shaped and enacted in each country and within public and private sector facilities
  • Develop, test, and refine solutions to address provider bias using human-centered design
  • Use existing contraceptive service delivery platforms to implement and evaluate solutions
  • Disseminate our learning through peer-reviewed journal articles, gray literature, and dissemination meetings that include guidance on adaptation and scalability
  • Draw on the multidisciplinary expertise of our partners—Camber Collective, YLabs, The Center for Effective Global Action’s Behavioral Economics in Reproductive Health Initiative, Aga Khan Health Services Tanzania, and Greenstar Social Marketing—so they give input and build capacity in phases of implementation most relevant to their expertise

Project Staff Members

Tabinda Sarosh

Country Director

As our country director in Pakistan, Tabinda brings public health experience in sexual and reproductive health and rights, project management, capacity building, strategic planning, and...

Lydia Saloucou

Senior Country Director

Lydia brings nearly 20 years of public health experience in reproductive and maternal health and organizational management in Africa....

Joseph Komwihangiro

Senior Country Director

A medical doctor with more than 15 years of experience leading and managing donor-funded health programs in Tanzania, Dr. Komwihangiro combines his technical experience with his passion for helping...

Lydia Murithi

Project Director, Beyond Bias

Lydia Murithi is a social and behavioral scientist with over a decade of experience as a global health researcher and program implementer. She has devoted her work to sexual and reproductive health...

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