Task Sharing Family Planning Services to Increase Health Workforce Efficiency and Expand Access: A Strategic Planning Guide webinar

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Presenters (see bios below):

  • Intissar Sarker, Abt Associates, Moderator
  • James White, Abt Associates
  • Leigh Wynne, FHI 360
  • Erin Dumas, PSI
  • Stembile Mugore, IntraHealth

Intissar Sarkar, Abt Associates, Moderator

Intissar Sarker is a Family Planning Specialist on the SHOPS Plus project, Abt Associates and supports family planning service delivery activities. She has almost 10 years of experience in sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health. She holds an MS in gender, development, and globalization from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in international studies from American University.

James White, Abt Associates, Task Sharing Technical Working Group

James White is Abt Associates’ Programs Lead for Global Health Security and the Clinical Advisor for the SHOPS Plus project. He is a registered pediatric nurse and clinical service delivery specialist with nearly 20 years of experience in delivering HIV and AIDS, maternal and child health, and health systems strengthening projects in resource‐constrained environments. His background includes clinical pediatric and infectious disease nursing, refugee healthcare, harm reduction and street health, global health and development, and private‐public partnerships for health. He has experience working on multiple USAID, CIDA (now Global Affairs Canada), and DFID‐funded global health programs. James holds a BSc in nursing and a BA from Queen’s University Canada, and an MSc in international development and refugee healthcare from the London School of Economics. He is currently pursuing a PhD in nursing and global public health from the University of Toronto.

Leigh Wynne, FHI 360

Leigh Wynne, MPH is a Technical Advisor in the Global Health, Population and Nutrition (GHPN) department at FHI 360. Her areas of specialization include research utilization, family planning, reproductive health and gender. Her tasks include synthesizing research results and programmatic experience into materials that meet global needs and promote evidence‐based practices, building and maintaining partnerships; facilitating dissemination meetings, trainings and technical consultations; and supporting strategic advocacy, scale‐up and institutionalization activities.

Erin Dumas, Population Services International

Erin Dumas is a Senior Technical Advisor at Population Services International (PSI). She currently supports the roll‐out of high‐impact practices for voluntary family planning service delivery through the
USAID‐funded project “SIFPO2”. Erin specializes in remote and fragile settings, particularly in francophone West Africa, having previously focused on SRH in humanitarian emergencies. She holds an MPH from Emory University and has co‐authored several peer‐reviewed articles on topics in SRH.

Stembile Mugore, IntraHealth

Stembile “Tembi” Mugore is a nurse, midwife and public health professional with extensive experience and professional expertise in policy, strategy development, clinical service delivery strengthening, health systems strengthening, integration of maternal, neonatal and child health, family planning, and HIV and AIDS. Tembi has provided technical assistance and built capacity for improvements in programming,
development of service delivery guidelines, pre‐ and in‐service training, performance, and quality improvement systems. She has worked for IntraHealth International in senior technical advisory capacities for over twenty years, in East, West and Southern Africa, Asia and global projects. Years before task shifting was formally documented, she led introduction of task shifting for insertion and removal of Norplant and treatment of complications of incomplete abortion for nurses and midwives and provision of injectable contraceptives DMPA‐IM and selected maternal health tasks to Nursing Assistants in Uganda resulting in additions to scopes of practice for nurses and midwives and policies.