NUMs Forecasting Guide Webinar on Wednesday 24 October

22nd October 2012

Join a webinar on Wednesday, 24 October at 12:00 EST to learn about the new resource, "A Forecasting Guide for New and Underused Methods (NUMs) of Family Planning." Authors of the guide from Georgetown University's Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) and John Snow Inc. (JSI) will present a useful contextual framework to help solve the question -- how do we forecast for NUMs without sufficient trend data? The webinar will be interactive.
DATE:   24 October, 2012*
*note date change from previous communications
TIME: 12:00 EDT (16:00 GMT)
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The Guide was produced with funding support from the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition’s Innovation Fund. The aim of the Innovation Fund is to further the Coalition’s strategic vision and goals by enabling member organizations of the Coalition’s three Working Groups to undertake activities in line with their Group’s objectives and workplans.

This guide provides direction to programs that want to forecast for new and underused methods (NUMs) of family planning. It supports program managers and others involved in forecasting as they plan to (1) introduce a contraceptive technology for the first time in a country, and/or (2) position an underused method for scale up. The guide recognizes that accurate forecasts take into account the larger system into which the NUM will be introduced and scaled, and it offers a framework for building rational assumptions to support accurate forecasting for NUMs or any family planning method where future demand is inherently difficult to predict. It also identifies common pitfalls in NUMs forecasting and recommends strategies to avoid them.

The guide is available in English in PDF and K4Health Toolkit formats. French and Spanish translations are forthcoming.

Have experience forecasting for NUMs? Submit a “Tip from the Expert” here.


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