How Can Population, Health and Environment Projects Learn from Family Planning High Impact Practices Webinar

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Presenters (see bios below):

  • Laura Cooper Hall, PACE-PRB (Moderator)
  • Yvette Ribaira, JSI Research & Training Institute
  • Caitlin Thistle, USAID, GHFP Fellow

Laura Cooper Hall, PACE-PRB (Moderator)

Laura is a policy analyst on the People, Health, Planet team in International Programs at PRB. Her focus is on making the case for family planning as a critical investment for sectors outside of health. Laura previously worked at the Women’s Environment and Development Organization, YouAct, and dance4life. Laura Cooper Hall holds a graduate degree from the Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from McGill University. She speaks Spanish fluently.

Yvette Ribaira, JSI Research & Training Institute

Yvette is the Chief of Party for USAID funded Community Capacity for health Program. She has nearly three decades of public health service delivery and program management experience. Yvette brings with her exceptional experience in both public and private settings, as a renowned researcher on issues related to family planning, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH), and nutrition, and as a respected leader of public health projects, including the Population, health and Environment Approach in Madagascar.. Yvette is a Medical Doctor and has a Master’s degree in Public Health.

Caitlin Thistle, USAID, GHFP Fellow

Caitlin is a Technical Advisor in the Research, Technology, and Utilization Division of the Office of
Population and Reproductive Health at USAID. Caitlin leads efforts on production and dissemination of the HIPs in Family Planning, supports the management of the Passages Project, and backstops the family planning staff in Mozambique and Tanzania. Before joining USAID in 2013, Caitlin served as Site Director for a study abroad program based in Tanzania. Caitlin holds a graduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and bachelor degrees from Susquehanna University.