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Caucus on New and Underused RH Technologies. June 20, 2011 4 th Annual Meeting Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. What is the Caucus? . Community of Practice Purpose: to contribute to country level efforts to achieve MDG 5 Approaches: Broaden discussion within Coalition

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caucus on new and underused rh technologies

Caucus on New and Underused RH Technologies

June 20, 2011

4th Annual Meeting

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

what is the caucus
What is the Caucus?
  • Community of Practice
  • Purpose: to contribute to country level efforts to achieve MDG 5
  • Approaches:
    • Broaden discussion within Coalition
    • Collaborate with Working Groups
leadership
Leadership
  • Co-chairs:
    • Jane Hutchings, PATH
    • John Townsend, Population Council
  • Facilitator:
    • Bonnie Keith, PATH/RHSC
what do we mean by new
What do we mean by “new”?
  • NewRHtechnologies are those that are new to a global or country market, and are currently available for procurement.
what do we mean by underused
What do we mean by “underused”?
  • UnderusedRH technologies are those that are not routinely available in the public, private, or social marketing sectors, as well as those technologies not routinely procured by the major procurers.
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The technologies discussed by the Caucus are those that:

  • can expand choice in a reproductive health and family planning program,
  • add value to the method mix, and
  • respond to the needs of the clients.
structure within the coalition
Structure within the Coalition
  • NOT a Working Group
  • Operates through the Working Groups
  • All Caucus members also belong to at least one WG
    • Market Development Approaches (MDA WG)
    • Resource Mobilization and Awareness (RMA WG)
    • Systems Strengthening (SSWG)
may 2010 june 2011
May 2010 – June 2011
  • Quarterly teleconferences
  • Identified official Liaisons to each Working Group
  • Identified activities in 2 of 3 WGs
may 2010 june 201112
May 2010 – June 2011
  • Completed an update of the 10 Product Briefs
  • Disseminated the Briefs to a wider audience
  • To be updated annually henceforth

http://www.path.org/publications/detail.php?i=1726

may 2010 june 201113
May 2010 – June 2011
  • Development of FAQs
  • Present introduction strategies at 2011 membership meeting
    • CycleBeads, Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University
    • MVA, WomanCare Global
    • Female Condoms, Rutgers WPF
    • Emergency Contraception, International Consortium for Emergency Contraception
information
Information
  • Upcoming teleconferences:
    • July 13, 2011
    • October 12, 2011
  • Primary contact:
    • Bonnie Keith, bkeith@path.org
  • Website:
    • http://www.rhsupplies.org/working-groups/caucus-on-newunderused-rh-technologies.html