Reminder: Join us for a HIPs webinar on Digital Health for Social and Behavior Change. August 9th at 9:30 ET 15:30 Maputo

2 August, 2018

Please join us on August 9th, 2018 from 09:30 to 10:30 Washington / 13:30 to 14:30 Abidjan / 15:30 to 16:30 Maputo for a webinar on Digital Health for Social and Behavior Change in the 2018 High Impact Practices webinar series.

The webinar will bring together a group of experts to discuss this promising practice in family planning for social and behavior change [ Using digital technologies—such as mobile phones, computers, or tablets—to convey information and messages as part of an evidence-based multichannel social and behavior change (SBC) strategy may contribute to promoting, adopting, and maintaining healthy sexual and reproductive behavior. People in developed and developing countries are spending more time on digital devices. Smartphone ownership and Internet use are increasing rapidly among adults in most emerging and developing economies, where nearly half the adult population reports owning a smartphone or using the Internet at least occasionally. Digital technologies have the potential to provide accurate information to individuals when and where they need it. Making information available through digital applications may also reduce the time and cost related to seeking or receiving information through more traditional sources, such as print or interpersonal communication.

Download the Digital Health for SBC brief here [], and register for the webinar today []. We look forward to your participation!

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Our Panelists:

Peggy D’Adamo, USAID (Moderator)

Peggy has a background in ICTs for Development and Knowledge Management. She currently works as Knowledge Management Advisor for USAID’s Global Health Bureau, Office of Population and Reproductive Health and serves as the AOR for the Knowledge for Health Project (K4Health). Prior to joining USAID in 2008, she worked at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (CCP).

Trinity Zan, FHI 360

Trinity is a Technical Advisor in FHI 360’s Research Utilization unit. She works on building research-to-practice linkages and promoting best practices in FP. Trinity is a key member of the team that developed Mobile for Reproductive Health (m4RH), a mobile-phone based information service that has won several awards. She has experience in synthesizing and disseminating evidence on digital health; developing guidance documents; engaging communities of practice at the global, regional and country levels. She is currently the co-chair of the Global Digital Health Network.

Tara Miller, FHI 360

Tara Miller is a Technical Officer for Research Utilization at FHI 360, where she supports RU activities in a variety of technical areas, including family planning and SRH. She brings an RU lens to digital health work, ranging from online knowledge management and social media to engage local stakeholders with evidence, to supporting adaptation of m4RH, an SMS platform delivering FP and SRH information to women and adolescents in developing countries.

Caitlin Loehr, JHU-CCP

Caitlin is a Program Officer at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), where she supports Francophone projects across a variety of health technical areas. Caitlin is a specialist in media and technology for international development, with a particular interest in following a human-centered design process to use media and technology for effective social and behavior change communication. Her experience has spanned from an interactive agricultural radio program in Malawi, to mobile phone-based election monitoring in Mali and a sexual and reproductive health counseling platform for youth in Cambodia.

Katia Amado, Pathfinder International/Mozambique

Katia Amado is a medical doctor who graduated from Eduardo Mondlane University. She also has a masters in healthcare administration from Walden University. Prior to joining Pathfinder, Katia worked as clinician at the district level supporting the national FP program as an advisor at Ministry of Health. She is now managing a project focused on maximizing opportunities in Family Planning in six urban districts and works closely with MOH acting as a Co-chair of national FP Technical Working Group and Adolescents and Youth TWG.

Ados V. May, MPA | IBP Initiative Secretariat | Senior Technical Advisor

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