WHO WILL BE SELECTED?
Alliance Nationale des Jeunes pour la Sante de la Reproduction
“Regional HIPs Dissemination”
Stand With a Girl
“Data for the Simple”
The Slum and Rural Health Initiative
“Reproductive Health Information for All”
White Ribbon Alliance Malawi
“DHIS2 Country Dashboard”
Zambian Youth Platform
“Insights and Innovation Hub”
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The Pitch is a series of regional competitions that places stakeholders in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia at the center of designing and implementing knowledge management innovations. Up to four KM Champion Innovators will be awarded up to USD $50,000 each, through subawards, in order to implement their innovative ideas.
More than 80 organizations submitted ideas. We selected 10 semi-finalists to pitch their idea to a panel of judges. We will announce up to four KM Champion Innovators during YouTube Premiere episodes. This is knowledge management as you've never seen it before. Don't miss it!
Senior Program Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr. Joanne Peter
Director of Social Innovation
Johnson & Johnson
Senior Lecturer, Department of Biostatistics and Population, University of Indonesia
Senior Technical Advisor: Population, Environment and Development
Dr. Tara Sullivan
Deputy Director Family Health,
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
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National Youth Alliance for Reproductive Health and Family Planning of Senegal
Their Pitch Idea: Regional HIPs Dissemination
National Youth Alliance for Reproductive Health and Family Planning of Senegal (ANJ-SR / PF) intends to overcome the dearth of practical information about high impact FP/RH projects and programs in Senegal and Burkino Faso, working closely with partners including the Ouagadougou Partnership, donors, young people, and others to amplify dissemination. Activities include advancing knowledge of High Impact Practices (HIPs) among CSOs and policymakers, mapping HIPs in both countries over the past decade and increasing digital content sharing of innovations and virtual exchanges within Francophone West Africa countries. Documenting and sharing best practices will accelerate achieving 2030 FP/RH goals for the two countries while inspiring all members of the Partnership to document their own experience with High Impact Practices. Young people will be involved in mapping and documenting HIPs to build their skills and to ensure sustainability of the project moving forward.
Stand with a Girl (SWAG) - Nigeria
Their Pitch Idea: Data for the Simple
Recently, Nigeria positioned the National Health Management Information System to generate adolescent-responsive statistics from routine health information, with age and sex disaggregation for the first time. The staff at Stand with a Girl (SWAG) believe that analyzing, interpreting, and presenting the data in a simplified format will support decisions to address low mCPR among young people in Nigeria. “Data for the Simple” will strengthen the capacity of 24 Youth Data Advocates to interpret data and simplify it objectively using creative tools including storybooks, infographics, and even doodle art. These materials in indigenous languages will be used to engage policymakers at local and state levels, community gatekeepers, development partners, and donors. This will support the effective implementation of Nigeria’s new National Adolescent Health Policy, particularly at the subnational level, while also supporting youth participation in data for decision-making.
Slum and Rural Health Initiative - Nigeria
Their Pitch Idea: Reproductive Health Information for All
Health professionals often must sort through reams of information to provide patients with the latest information on family planning. The Slum and Rural Health Initiative is one of Africa’s largest youth-led nonprofit organizations and delivers health information and services to underserved community on the continent has developed Reproductive Health Information for All (RHIFA). This initiative utilizes a hybrid model of listserv, email, and a weekly RH newsletter through which health professionals globally can share information, ask questions, and collaborate. It will be coordinated by a Technical Working Group of experts in reproductive health and trained volunteers to ensure accuracy. Every week RHIFA will provide members with simplified content that features priority family planning policies and programs. The platform will also share brief summaries of high-impact studies to improve knowledge and facilitate adoption by members.
White Ribbon Alliance Malawi
Their Pitch Idea: DHIS2 Country Dashboard
Despite a robust database capturing information from all public health families in Malawi called DHIS2, too few family planning stakeholders have access to it and the family planning data is challenging to find. In an effort to correct this, White Ribbon Alliance Malawi (WRASM) met with the Reproductive Health Directorate responsible for family planning issues and the Directorate of Planning and Policy that manages the DHIS2. WRASM intends to develop a dashboard for specifically family planning information on DHIS2, led by the Reproductive Health Directorate in conjunction with the country’s family planning partners. An IT consultant will link the dashboard to the Ministry of Health’s website. The Directorate commits to sharing the link with family planning partners across Malawi and will host meetings of the stakeholders to review the data and discuss any existing gaps.
Zambian Youth Platform
Their Pitch Idea: Insights and Innovation Hub
The Zambian Youth Platform is ready to tackle the fact that the work of many young professionals in the family planning sector remains undocumented and unsupported. They believe that some of the innovations, if shared, could help address multiple FP/RH challenges when implemented at scale. The solution is the Insights & Innovation Hub, an online platform designed to meet data and information needs of young professionals and connect them to potential partners. This would also help young professionals whose innovations are stuck in the pilot phase because they lack the ability to source funding. The Hub will pull relevant data and information - such as related policies, strategic frameworks, standards and guidelines, innovations, FAQs, and FP2030 commitments - into one place and will identify and document FP/RH innovations led by young professionals across Zambia. Engagement with the private sector is built into the Hub throughout all activities and platforms.
Bangladesh Centre for Communication Programs
“Scale-Up of ‘Know Yourself’ Campaign”
“FPKonet Centralized KM System”
“Annual National ‘Pause and Reflect’ Day”
“National FP/RH Online Platform”
Safe Delivery Safe Mother
“Scale-Up of MCH Mobile App and Data”
Bangladesh Centre for Communication Programs
Their Pitch Idea: Scale-Up of ‘Know Yourself’ Campaign
Fully 59% of women in Bangladesh are married before the age of 18; of those, 28% will become pregnant between the ages of 15-19 To address this, the Bangladesh Centre for Communication Programs (BCCP) intends to scale up their “Know Yourself” multimedia campaign, initially created with USAID funding. The campaign encourages adolescents to seek more information and discuss reproductive health issues. Scaling up the campaign would create a new generation of reproductive health advocates and leaders and improve the SRH status of adolescents. BCCP will work with adolescent clubs of the Ministry of Women & Child Affairs to train 600 adolescent leaders who will work with 7,000 club members across Bangladesh. The club members will learn life skills and be connected to health and family planning service delivery sites. The training will consist of a modified version of the existing Know Yourself booklet series, along with additional campaign materials. These resources will be available online and advocated through social media platforms.
Their Pitch Idea: FPKonet Centralized KM System
Community can be as important in our work lives as in our personal lives. Jhpiego India proposes creating an online FP/RH community across India through “FPKonet.” This would be a centralized knowledge management system where FP/RH information can be collected, organized, and housed electronically. Most importantly, it would be available to everyone in the country. It would also provide a unique space for members to share experiences, coordinate activities, and discuss important developments in the sector. Networking would be a key feature and people could join smaller, thematic groups of interest to them. At a later date it may be possible to integrate FPKonet with other coalitions such as Advocating Reproductive Choice or the Asia region FP2030 Secretariat.
Their Pitch Idea: Annual National ‘Pause and Reflect’ Day
PSI India is ready to revolutionize the way health care is prioritized and policies and government program implementation plans are made across the country. This will be accomplished through an annual “Pause & Reflect” exercise designed to gather implementation insights, curate and effectively channel them to decision-making authorities within the public health sector. PSI will teach government officials to be master trainers on the Pause & Reflect methodology so they can work with Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs,) each of whom is responsible for a population of 1,000-2,500 people. Master trainers will conduct a Pause & Reflect exercise at the urban primary health centre level which caters to some 50,000 people. This exercise will include medical officers in charge who will reflect on issues including the quality of family planning service delivery and perceived patient satisfaction.
Visible Impact - Nepal
Their Pitch Idea: National FP/RH Online Platform
Although there are many organizations in Nepal working on FP/RH issues, resources and information are not consolidated which results in unnecessary duplication of efforts. Visible Impact intends to address this challenge by developing an online platform that will host all available information related to FP/RH across the country. The platform will not only consolidate all information but will also provide a space for stakeholders to communicate with each other through online chat rooms. An e-course for young people will encourage them to become future advocates and leaders for family planning and reproductive health in Nepal. The goal of a single platform is to make all resources available without any barriers to anyone who needs it to create more efficient and effective programming.
Safe Delivery Safe Mother - Pakistan
Their Pitch Idea: Scale-Up of MCH Mobile App and Data
Safe Delivery Safe Mother has developed and implemented a mobile app that collects real-time maternal health data at the district level in Lahore, Pakistan, and now wants to expand it to four additional high-priority districts of the Punjab province. The app is designed in the Urdu language, is easy to use, versatile and concise, and takes only 15 minutes on average to enter data through android phones and connectivity provided by the government. Over five million deliveries take place annually in Punjab. To ensure sustainability, the indicators will be integrated into the reporting platform of the Maternal and Child Health Department of Punjab which doesn’t include post-partum family planning services. SDSM plans to improve the app by providing open-source data on key maternal and reproductive health indicators at the district level. In additional to this, there will also be new indicators on socio-economic actors that adversely affect women’s uptake of post-partum family planning.
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