Recommendations and Commodities: Technical Reference Teams Overview - Female Condom

Publication date: 2013

Recommendations and Commodities: Technical Reference Teams Overview Name of TRT; major goals and objectives Female Condom Goal: Expand access and use of female condoms for dual protection in low-and middle income countries Objectives: Raise awareness raised and demand for female condoms Increase availability and accessibility of female condoms Increase utilization of female condom Strengthen capacity of national officers to deliver quality FC programme Generate scientific evidence on FC effectiveness for STIs, pregnancy, sustained used Update or develop existing/new tools and guidelines for the expansion of female condom access and use Primary contacts (with contact details); participating members UNFPA- Bidia Deperthes – Group Leader Cupid Ltd -Om Garg MSH- Beth Yeager HLL Lifecare Ltd- Sajeev Joseph PATH- Kimberly Whipkey The Condom Project –Franck Derose FHI360 - Theresa Hoke SUPPORT/ Female Health Company - Lucie van Mens CHANGE - Kiki Kalkstein IPPF - Marcella Rueda WHO - Mario Festin MatCH - Mags Beksinska Safehaven International, Nigeria - Margaret Onah UAFC - MC Siemerink, Marcel Hendriks,Saskia Husken Major activities and outputs 2012 –Global Level • Development of assessment-monitoring tool to monitor new FC introduction. This includes a review of existing tools used for the introduction of FC1, FC2, and Cupid FC • Field testing of the tool in all countries where Cupid FC is currently being distributed through partners, UN agencies and governments. • Development of a Step-by-Step Guide to introduction of new female condoms adapted from the “ WHO Making Decisions about Contraceptive Introduction: A guide for conducting assessments to broaden contraceptive choice and improve quality of care (2002 • Desk review of survey on knowledge, attitude, practice and behavior of FC users-not users in all “mature” and “intermediary” and “primary” countries . Special focus on decisions to use or not use FC and influencing factors and reasons why users stopped FC use or shifted to another method (outside the supply of commodities) • Desk review on documents and survey of countries which promote FC; patterns of use across countries reflecting use towards method mix • Technical support for the development /adaption of user-friendly quantification and forecasting tools for for FC, taking into consideration Nat'l RH and HIV strategies (Led by Rec 6) • Technical assistance for the development and dissemination of good and best practices on FC promotion (linkage Rec 7: Demand Generation) • Technical assistance for the development of quality strengthening and regulatory efficiency aiming at defining the technical specification for female condoms, neonatal resuscitator and syringes for injectable antibiotics; developing harmonized registration requirements and assessment process for female condoms, neonatal resuscitation and syringes for injectable antibiotics (Led by Rec 4 & 6). • Tools developed/or in development to support country-based plans and activities Close to final -drafts by Dec 2013 (approximate availability) Technical Assistance available through the TRT to support country-based plans and activities The FC TRT plan to convene a face-to-face meeting with representatives of the 8 priority countries to define the priority actions that can be taken to accelerate and increase demand, access and use of female condoms. Date and venue of the meeting are not finalized yet. Any key additional information Please complete the above categories of information for your technical reference team and submit to Kristy Kade at by June 12th. Please provide specific and complete details. The content of this form will be developed into a maximum two pager for your review prior to the Senegal meeting. Thank you!

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