The DESIP Learning Conference, held in September 2021, provided a platform to share learnings from the program, demonstrating the need for partnership with both county and national government to engage a wide range of donors, partners (existing and potential) and Reach out to other stakeholders wishing to implement similar programs and call to action for continued learning.
The conference attracted healthcare stakeholders, particularly those implementing SRHR programs ie the Ministry of Health, researchers, development partners, policy makers, donors and others. The conference package included keynote addresses, presentations, pre-packaged panels and other interactive online question-and-answer sessions.
The presentations were made under the following sub-topics:
Subtopic 1: Ensuring greater availability of family planning products.
Learning Area 1.1: How does the connection of community-based distributors to health care facilities affect the use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)?
Learning Area 1.2: Community Health Volunteers’ Manyatta Model Need Creation Initiative to Promote Family Planning in Samburu North Subdistrict, Samburu District.
Learning Area 1.3: Adopting a structured mentoring approach to on-the-job training to increase the delivery and coverage of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) services by health care workers in Narok County.
Sub-theme 2: creating greater family planning demand for commodities.
Learning area 2.1: Does strengthening social inclusion capacity positively influence the attitudes and behavior of healthcare providers towards the provision of services to people with disabilities?
Learning Area 2.2: Does modification of the community dialogue model based on audience socio-demographic segmentation improve effective referral for SRH services for girls under 19 in Narok and Homa Bay County?
Learning Area 2.3: Does faith leaders’ clarification of the biblical basis for spacing between children improve client uptake of family planning services in Isiolo, Migori, and Homa Bay counties?
Sub-theme 3: Strengthening public and private sector commitments to sustainable ownership of family planning services.
Learning Area 3.1: Lessons from policy-based Learning Labs approaches to strengthen family planning in county health systems.
Learning Area 3.2: How does investing in policy frameworks help sustain returns from family planning investments?
Sub-topic 4: Strategic information on family planning activities Learning area 4.1: The role of attrition surveys in informing about the implementation of family planning activities: Case of FCDO funded by the DESIP program in Kenya.
Learning Area 4.2: Uphold equity in family planning during a pandemic;
COVID-19 adjustments to the DESIP program.