"'I'm a Health Worker' - Abduaraman Gidi" made by IntraHealth International.
- Are there any other lessons learned that you would like to share regarding the role of CHWs in SBCC and demand generation for PPFP?
- How can institutions more effectively integrate PPFP with other MNCH activities at community-level, in order to reduce missed opportunities?
- What are some strategies that can be used to help strengthen the link between community and facility in delivering PPFP information and services? How can referral linkages in particular be strengthened to increase follow-through on FP referrals?
- What are some strategies for effectively engaging partners, mothers-in-law, and other behavioral influencers around PPFP, especially in conservative settings?
Chelsea Cooper currently serves as Behavior Change Communication Advisor for the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) Family Planning team. She provides support for integrated programs/studies in Liberia, Kenya, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Egypt, and India. She also co-leads the Family Planning and Immunization Integration Working Group. Prior to joining Jhpiego, she worked with the American Refugee Committee where she managed the USAID-funded participatory communication program “Through Our Eyes” and provided social and behavior change technical support for ARC’s reproductive health and gender-based violence programs. She received her master’s in international health with a concentration in social and behavioral interventions from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Indrani Kashyap has more than 10 years of experience in communications, program design and planning. Indrani joined Jhpiego in August 2011 as the Communications Officer for its India office and is responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of all its communication activities. Indrani began her career in the private sector. She was responsible for designing communication strategies and plans for several large private sector firms. Ms. Kashyap made her shift to the development sector with a non-profit cultural organization, following which she served as the Communications Officer of Telecentre.org Foundation, an international NGO in the field of ICT4D which is funded by the Canadian IDRC and Microsoft. Ms. Kashyap holds a master’s degree in economics and is fluent in English, Hindi, and Bengali.
Elaine Charurat currently serves as a Senior Program Officer for MCHIP. Elaine has more than eight years of experience in program planning, monitoring and evaluation, portfolio management, and program implementation in areas of cervical cancer prevention (CECAP), HIV/AIDS, family planning/reproductive health and other health issues in diverse culture and developing nations. Prior to joining Jhpiego, she was the technical and program manager on the Monitoring and Evaluation team for USAID-supported Microbicide Research and Development project. She earned her master’s in international health and business administration at the Johns Hopkins University.