Satellite Session List

SATELLITE SESSIONS
Seri. Company/organization Description Company/organization Topic Product / Service Description Contact Person E-mail
1 Population Services International /Myanmar An INGO working under MOU with DOH since 1995. Large social marketing organization working via private channels for health impact in different health areas like reproductive health, child survival, malaria, tuberculosis , HIV Engaging the private sector through social marketing and social franchising. The session will highlight the impact of the social franchising activities on contraceptive methods utilization; role of Health in social marketing and the need of gender based violence service in social franchised network Ms. Leah-Mari Richards lrichards@psimyanmar.org 
2 Jhpiego – an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University  Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care. Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations Skills Marketplace This satellite session will highlight key skills essential to strengthening maternal and reproductive health systems. Participants will have the ability to visit skills stations hosted by technical experts skilled in facilitating the development of these competencies Leah Thayer,              Hnin Wai Hlaing Leah.Thayer@jhpiego.org; Hnin.Hlaing@jhpiego.org
3 Pathfinder International Since 1957, Pathfinder International has championed sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide, mobilizing communities most in need to break through barriers and forge their own path to a healthier future. Pathfinder envisions a world where everyone has access to contraception, where there are zero new HIV infections, where no woman dies from preventable pregnancy related complications, and where everyone leads a healthy sexual and reproductive life. It's Worth Doing Right: Quality of Care in Contraceptive Service Provision The session will focus on the topic of increasing quality of contraceptive services in several Asian country contexts. Panelists will introduce experiences from their country programs, share significant challenges in improving quality of contraceptive services, and discuss breakthrough strategies and innovations that helped them overcome these challenges Sono Aibe, Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives, Pathfinder International saibe@pathfinder.org
4 International HIV/AIDS Alliance The Alliance works with communities in over 40 countries to take local, national and global action on HIV, health and human rights. In 2004, Alliance established a programme in Myanmar o build the capacity of local organisations and community self-help groups to develop effective HIV prevention, care and support projects. The Alliance in Myanmar mobilises non-governmental and community-based organisations to incorporate HIV work in their programmes, and strengthens those already active in this area by providing funding and technical support to implementing partners. The Myanmar programme targets key populations affected by HIV including people living with HIV, sex workers and men who have sex with men The Link Up Program: addressing the sexual reproductive health and rights ( SRHR ) needs of young key populations in Myanmar. Link Up is a global consortium of international and non-governmental organisations led by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance aiming to improve SRHR of young people in Bangladesh, Burundi, Ethiopia, Myanmar and Uganda. This session will provide an overview of the innovative Link Up program for key affected populations in Myanmar as well as presenting the findings of an evaluation of the Link Up activities for young men who have sex with men in Myanmar Ei Mon Soe, Lynn Lynn Htein pm.alliancemm@gmail.com , linhtein.aso@gmail.com
5 The Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW) ARROW is a regional non-profit women’s organization based in Kuala Lumpur which anchors its work around sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). We work closely with many national partners in countries, regional and global networks and have consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) of the United Nations BREAKING BARRIERS: Advocating Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Myanmar Political developments in Myanmar prompted ARROW to re-evaluate and refine its advocacy strategies for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the country and region. In this session, the identified status and potential for SRHR advocacy by CSOs in central Myanmar and Eastern states along the Thai-Myanmar border will be discussed which will aim to increase the current knowledge base on SRHR issues, gaps and challenges. Dhivya Kanagasingam dhivya@arrow.org.my
6 The International Council on Management of Population Programmes (ICOMP) ICOMP was founded in 1973 at a time when the nexus between population and development had just emerged. In response to the 1974 World Population Conference in Bucharest, which underscored the gravity of rapid population growth and the interdependence between population and development, ICOMP blazed the trail on strengthening the management of population programmes in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

In the subsequent three decades, particularly after the 1994 Cairo Conference, ICOMP collaborated with government agencies and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) towards community and people-centric interventions guided by universal access, human rights, and civil society participation.  Over time it morphed towards addressing population, development, and Reproductive Health and Family Planning (RH/FP) in line with the Millennium Development Goals.

As the world moves towards a new international sustainable development order, ICOMP continues to play a unique role in responding to population and development issues by acting as a bridge between national RH and population programmes, management institutions, and civil society organizations. It remains focused on leadership and management, especially in strengthening programme capacity and effectiveness with managerial improvement in developing countries, catalyzing policy dialogues and advocacy, and promoting use of best practices and innovative approaches to deliver superior programme results.

ICOMP, acting as a bridge between national RH and population programmes, management institutions, and civil society organizations, continues to play a unique role in responding to population and development. When deciding on new Core Strategies for 2016-2018, ICOMP aims to re-calibrate and align its historical strengths and experiences to parameters presented by the set of new Sustainable Development Goals for global development. In this context ICOMP sees itself as:
 

 

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Innovator by assisting government agencies, development partners, and CSOs to drive health and social change through policies and programmes which are evidence-based, aligned with best practices and with full respect to human rights. It tests innovative programmes, develops tools and techniques, and assists in operations research, benchmarking, and documenting good practices
that improve the ability of partners to achieve universal access to health and RH/FP.

Interlocutor by taking part in conversations with people and program implementers, and  catalyzing policy dialogues with leaders to influence government agencies and organizations to adopt courses of actions and decisions that improve people's well-being. ICOMP promotes policy dialogues through networking and advocacy and disseminates lessons learned to a wider
audience.

Translator of policies and best practices to concrete actions by impiementing pilot programmes, bridging the gap between knowledge and action, and scaling-up proven best practices. It invests
in capacity development of managers to ensure that their programmes build on good practices and adapt to the local context to optimize use of resources.

Convener of stakeholders and gatekeepers, particularly government entities and civil society organizations on SRHR, population dynamics, and sustainable development, to provide the platform with which countries and institutions discuss issues and concerns, and find pathways to address these.

ICOMP's partners range from policy makers of government agencies, managers, and heads of both government and NGO programmes to grassroots project personnel, researchers and trainers.

AY Leadership is learned: A Staged and Systematic Training using Blended Learning Modalities ICOMP has established itself as one of the leading not-for-profit institutions in leadership development and organizational excellence. ICOMP has developed model for leadership development in population and reproductive health for NGOs focused on individuals and for government through teams of senior officers at national, provincial and district levels. Young people are one of ICOMP's areas of works. ICOMP  has  blended  learning  to enhance the leadership capacity of young people Camilo A. B. Naraval, Jr., MD, MSc. icomp@icomp.org.my
7 3MDG Fund This is a Multidonor fund supported by the governments of the UK, Australia, the USA, the European Union, Sweden, Denmark and Switzerland to work in partnerships with the government of Myanmar and other partners, to strengthen the national health syste at all levels, extending access for poor and vulnerable populations to quality health services. The 3MDG Fund has a significant, timely and nationwide impact improving maternal, newborn and child health, combating HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and health system strengthening to deliver sustainable, efficient and responsive healthcare across Myanmar. Saving the lives of Mothers and Newborns through Support to Emergency Referral Services across 5 States/Regions in Myanmar The 3MDG Fund works with the MOH Myanmar and other partners to save maternal and newborn lives through emergency referrals. Over 20,000 mothers were referred to hospitals from January 2013 to June 2015 in areas and populations where infrastructure, geography, and poverty are significant barriers to access health services. Dr. Panna Erasmus www.3mdg.org