Drug Shops and Pharmacies: Sources for family planning commodities and information Webinar

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Presenters (see bios below):

  • John Stanback, FHI 360, Facilitator
  • Mario Philip Festin, WHO
  • Pamely Riley, Abt Associates
  • Tracy Orr, FHI 360
  • Frederick Mubiru, FHI 360 Uganda

John Stanback, FHI 360,Facilitator
John Stanback, PhD, is an internationally recognized leader in research and testing of innovative FP practices. He brings 30 years of research and policy experience to his current role as Senior Scientist in the Health Services Research division of FHI 360. He has worked on the issue of drug shops for more than a decade, mostly recently through USAID’s Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) project. Stanback earned his doctorate in health policy and administration from the University of North Carolina where he is an adjunct professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health.
Mario Philip Festin,WHO
Dr. Mario P.R. Festin is a Medical Officer at the Human Reproduction team at the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at WHO Headquarters. He is an obstetrician gynaecologist, with graduate degrees in health professions education and clinical epidemiology. His main area of work is on research and guidelines on family planning/contraception.
Pamela Riley, Abt Associates
Pamela Riley,JD,MS,has more than 20 years of experience in international public policy and strategy in information technology and health fields. In her role as Senior Digital Advisor at Abt Associates, Ms. Riley leads Abt’s efforts to leverage mobile phone technology to improve development outcomes. Prior to joining Abt, Ms. Riley worked for more than 14 years as senior legal strategist with Vodafone, the
world’s then largest mobile operator. She holds a law degree from George Washington University, a Masters in Family Studies from the University of Maryland, and Bachelors in Science from Syracuse University.
Tracy Orr, FHI 360
Tracy Orr,MPH, is a Senior Technical Officer for Research Utilization at FHI 360 where she is responsible for ensuring the effective use of evidence for policy and program decision making. She has 10 years of experience working in international development and focuses on advocating for FP provision through drug shops, pharmacies and community health workers in sub‐ Saharan Africa. Currently supported by USAID’s Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) project, Tracy has a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Michigan.
Frederick Mubiru, FHI 360 Uganda
Frederick Mubiru, MSC, is the Project Manager for APC. He is a research and evaluation specialist with 10+ years’ experience in project management, action research and M&E in nationwide development and emergency response organizations. Fred works on projects addressing reproductive health/family planning, gender, HIV and AIDs, and he holds an MSC in Population and Reproductive Health Studies from Makerere University, Kampala, as wells as a Post Graduate Diploma in Development Evaluation Studies of Uganda Christian University, Mukono.