Webinar: Innovations in quality service delivery in Family Planning that may become best practices in the time of COVID-19 and beyond

Recorded: 29th October 2020

Language: English

This webinar explores themes of quality of care in family planning. Speakers present examples of innovations that are likely to become best practices and new approaches to ensuring quality of care in family planning given the demands of our response to COVID-19 and in the planning for Universal Health Coverage (UHC). While some of these innovations have been thought of as promising in recent years, they had yet to be widely adopted and scaled up before the pandemic. The speakers describe the innovation, characterize in what contexts it will become a best practice, its potential costs and benefits for women and health systems, provide examples of where it has been adopted, and the outcomes we might expect when it is accepted as a best practice at scale. All the presenters are members of the FIGO Committee on Family Planning and Contraception.


Dr John Townsend, Chair of the Institutional Review Boards, Population Council, USA


Dr Faysal El Kak, FIGO Vice President, Lebanon

Professor Gamal Serour, Director of the International Islamic Center For Population Studies and Research – New Models for Postpartum/Postabortion Family Planning involving LARCs

Anna Mackay, Director of Private Foundations, MSI International – Self-care for Youth and other Underserved Populations

Petra den Hoope-Bender, Technical Adviser of Sexual and Reproductive Health, UNFPA – Task Sharing for Expanding Coverage and Ensuring Quality for Clients

Ann Starrs, Director of Family Planning, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA