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Spotlight Webinar: Leaving no one behind in reproductive healthcare

Thursday 01 April 2021 MSI Reproductive Choices Contraception, Safe abortion and post abortion care, Humanitarian situations

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Access to reproductive choice can be life changing. Choice keeps girls in school, supports women to work outside the home, and saves lives by preventing unsafe abortions and maternal deaths. But for many, choice and the opportunities that it brings remain out of reach.

That’s why, our commitment to ensuring that no one is left behind is at the heart of MSI’s new strategy, MSI 2030. In our new Reproductive Choice for All report and blog post, Leaving no one behind: eight ways we can make reproductive choice a reality for all, we share learnings and evidence on how we think we can get there.

Yesterday, we held a virtual event to launch the report, inviting partners to discuss how we can work together to leave no one behind. We were joined by the following inspiring experts to discuss some of the key challenges and opportunities that the next decade holds for women and girls:

  • Bruce Lawson-MacDowall, Acting Head of the Africa Regional Department, the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), speaking on the impact achieved through WISH in expanding choice to women and girls globally, including marginalised communities
  • Dr Francis Moses, National Program Manager Reproductive Health Department, Ministry of Health & Sanitation, Sierra Leone, speaking on the importance of public and private sector partnership in expanding access to underserved communities
  • Dr Caroline Tatua, Senior Reproductive Health Coordinator, the International Rescue Committee, speaking on the importance of delivering reproductive choice for women in crises, including those facing the climate crisis over the next decade
  • Harvey Ngwale, Programme Officer, Zambia Disability HIV/AIDS Human Rights Programme (ZAMDHARP), speaking on the role of civil society organisations in ensuring services are inclusive of marginalised communities, by taking a "nothing about us without us approach" and holding services to account
  • Anisa Berdellima, Director of Evidence & Impact, MSI Reproductive Choices and Chelsey Porter, Innovation, Evidence & Research Manager, MSI Reproductive Choices, presenting on MSI’s leave no one behind strategy and key learnings
  • Ogechi Onuoha, Head of Marketing & Communications, MSI Nigeria, sharing how MSI Nigeria have partnered with community leaders and public sector providers to deliver access to underserved communities, including adolescents, at scale.

Watch the webinar in full below, access the report here and the slides here.

We hope that by sharing our evidence and learnings on leaving no one behind, we can encourage partners to join us in our MSI 2030 vision of making reproductive choice a reality for all.

For more information on how to partner with MSI, contact our Partnerships and Philanthropy team and for more information on the evidence and impact shared in the report and webinar, contact our Evidence & Impact team.

We hope you will join us in making reproductive choice a reality for all by 2030. Only by working together, with the expertise and connections of partners, can we ensure that no one is left behind.

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