Adolescents and Young People High Impact Practices (HIPs): Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young People Webinar

Download the webinar presentations.

Presenters (see bios below):

  • Nandita Thatte, WHO/IBP (Moderator)
  • Barwani Msiska, College of Medicine, Social Innovation in Health Initiative Malawi
  • Michelle Weinberger, Avenir Health
  • Amy Uccello, PSI

Nandita Thatte (Moderator)
Nandita leads the WHO/IBP Secretariat based in Geneva.  Her current portfolio includes institutionalizing the role of WHO/IBP to support dissemination, implementation, and scale up of WHO guidelines and strengthening the linkages between IBP partners and WHO researchers to inform new areas for implementation research.  Prior to joining WHO, Nandita was a Technical Advisor in the Office of Population and Reproductive Health at USAID where she supported programs in West Africa, Haiti and Mozambique. She has a DrPH in Prevention and Community Health from the George Washington University School of Public Health.

Barwani Msiska
Barwani Msiska is a Project Manager at the College of Medicine, Social Innovation in Health Initiative Malawi, catalyzing local innovative solutions to address healthcare delivery challenges and advance pathways for Universal health Coverage. She is a 2016 winner of 120 under 40. Barwani has coordinated development, health systems strengthening for adolescent and reproductive health – family planning programs in the public sector, academia in Malawi and USA. She championed repositioning of adolescent reproductive health as a key strategy in managing development, localization of FP 2020 commitments – expanding access to LARC, FP budgeting, localized financing options and development of Malawi’s costed multi-sectoral National Youth Friendly Health Services (YFHS) Strategy 2015-2020. She has conducted implementation science research in YFHS, LARC and health systems. Barwani holds a master’s degree in Public Health from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, USA.

Michelle Weinberger
Michelle Weinberger is a Senior Associate with Avenir Health. She provides technical support to Track20, conducts analysis and develops models related to reproductive health. She has extensive experience developing quantitative models and analysis to inform strategic policy and programmatic decision making. Ms. Weinberger demographer with a focus on family planning and reproductive health. Before joining Avenir Health, she led the Impact Analysis team at Marie Stopes International, where she oversaw the development of impact models and metrics. Ms. Weinberger has an MSc in Population and Development from the London School of Economics (LSE).

Amy Uccello
Amy Uccello has over 19 years of global health experience focusing on adolescent sexual and reproductive health, family planning, HIV and maternal/child health. Amy serves as the Sr. AYSRH Technical Advisor for Population Services International bringing health products & services to young people as part of our Youth-Powered Healthcare approach working in public/private facilities, the community and beyond. Prior to joining PSI, Amy served as a Youth and Family Planning Technical Advisor at USAID in the Office of Population and Reproductive Health, offering technical assistance to global projects, USAID Missions, USAID staff and implementing organizations worldwide. At USAID Amy also served on the Intra-Agency YouthCorp on cross-sectoral youth approaches and Positive Youth Development.