Join Evidence Project presenters at the SHOPS Plus eConference Oct 12-13!

What role can pharmacies and drug shops play in advancing FP goals? The USAID-funded Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector Plus project (SHOPS Plus) is hosting an eConference on October 12–13 to look at engaging pharmacies and drug shops to expand access to modern family planning methods. The eConference will include both live interactive sessions and pre-recorded, on-demand presentations, along with “Ask the Experts” discussion forums.

Two Evidence Project staff will participate in the eConference to highlight the project’s work on increasing access to FP through drug shops and pharmacies:

OCTOBER 13, 2016 @ 9:00 – 10:00AM (EDT)


Salisu will present live on the project’s research in Nigeria to expand access to injectable contraceptives through Patent and Proprietary Medicine Vendors (PPMVs), exploring both feasibility of PPMV provision and client experience and quality of care.


In an on-demand presentation, “Generating Evidence for Greater Involvement of Private Pharmacies in the Provision of FP Services: The Senegal Experience,” Fatou Bintou Mbow from Senegal will discuss the project’s exploratory study identifying the legal and non-legal barriers to private pharmacist provision of FP and potential opportunities to engage them to expand FP access. This presentation will be available in both French and English.

See below for more information from SHOPS Plus, including a link to register, and join a tweet chat starting at 9:30 on Tuesday, October 11.