DHN Webinar: State of the Practice - Family Planning

28 AUGUST 2012

It is estimated that in 2008, contraceptive use averted 272,040 maternal deaths globally, or 44% of maternal deaths. Satisfying unmet need for contraception could prevent an additional 104,000 maternal deaths per year, further reducing maternal deaths by 29%. With momentum and political will galvanized at the recent London Summit on Family Planning, the role of family planning as a health intervention has never been clearer. Save the Children US’s family planning programs focus on reaching some of the most vulnerable and underserved populations through community-based approaches to increase awareness, access and utilization of quality and appropriate family planning services.

Join Us!

Winnie Mwebesa and Shannon Pryor of DHN's Maternal & Reproductive Health (MRH) team will lead an interactive presentation and discussion on SC US family planning projects, key interventions, successes, and new technologies. Bring your questions, ideas and field experiences on adressing #nocontroversy about family planning!

Washington DC-based staff please join us in CR B&C on August 28th at 8:30am.

Our Speakers

Winnie Mwebesa is the Senior Director, Family Planning and Reproductive Health at SC US where she provides technical leadership for maternal, newborn and reproductive health programs. A native of Uganda, Winnie grew up in Belgium where she earned her M.D. and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels. She also holds a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. In addition to English, Winnie speaks French, and basic Dutch.

Shannon Pryor is the Maternal and Newborn Health/Reproductive Health Specialist at SC US with nearly nine years of international development experience working in program design, management and monitoring and evaluation of FP/ RH and MNCH programs. Before joining SC US, Shannon worked at Pathfinder International where she supported a range of FP/RH, MCH, and HIV/AIDS programs. Shannon holds a Master’s degree in International Development Studies, with a concentration in Global Health, from the George Washington University.

About DHN's Webinar Series

Throughout the Fall, DHN will host a live webinar session which highlights a new technical area each month.


Please contact Angelina Gordon

Washington DC-based staff please join us in CR B&C on August 28th at 8:30am.