SHOPS Plus brings a private health sector lens to the movement for gender equality

SHOPS Plus staff pose near "power" sign at Women Deliver
SHOPS Plus communications director, Elizabeth Corley, talks to visitors at the project's booth at the Women Deliver Conference.

From June 3-6, 2019, SHOPS Plus joined 8,000 world leaders, advocates, and academics in Vancouver for the Women Deliver conference on gender equality. The project released a new brief, showcased a digital poster, and launched updated versions of two data visualization tools.

In April, the SHOPS Plus team in Nigeria hosted a satellite event in advance of the conference titled "Women: Our Grassroots Experience." Speakers addressed gender issues and how they affect family planning and reproductive health service delivery in Nigeria. 

  • Private Sector Counts, the online tool for donors and program implementers, showed visitors at the booth the role of the private and public sectors in child health and family planning. Newly updated with family planning data, the tool empowers decision makers and program implementers by showing where women go for contraceptive methods by age, socioeconomic status, residence (urban/rural) and more.
  • Family Planning Market Analyzer, the innovative, easy-to-use tool that combines data from Demographic and Health Surveys and FP2020’s projections of modern contraceptive prevalence, debuted an updated version with a new policy scenario generator. This improved version allows users to explore potential scenarios for a total market approach.

At the end of the conference, participants were asked "How will you use your power?" Watch the highlight video with photos, posts, and a series of videos showing how some of our staff plan to use their power. 

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Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus is a five-year cooperative agreement (AID-OAA-A-15-00067) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This website is made possible by the generous support of the American people through USAID. The information provided on this website is not official U.S. government information and does not represent the views or positions of USAID or the U.S. government.