Please join ICEC for a series of webinars on various topics related to emergency contraception, hosted from November 2017 – February 2018.
We plan to offer updates and exchanges on a number of topics including clinical updates, EC in humanitarian settings, current data on knowledge and use of EC, and much more.
In addition, we will be offering webinars in both Spanish and French.
The first webinar will be on pricing. “Is EC Affordable? A Global Webinar” will be held on December 6th at 11am EST. Please register at this link.
Around the world, most women who use EC pay full market price in the
private sector. In many countries, that price is very high.
This webinar explores the issue of price of EC and will bring together
- Bryan Shaw will present information on the price of EC in DR Congo,
Ethiopia, India, Myanmar and Nigeria, the results of FPWatch, an in-depth
audit of all private sector outlets (pharmacies and clinics).
- Elizabeth Westley from ICEC will describe results of a global survey
(funded by the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition) that found that
women are paying a high percentage of their weekly income to buy EC – with
the highest relative prices being in Francophone Africa and Central America.
- Clare Murphy of bpas will present an advocacy campaign, “Just Say Non
<https://www.justsaynon.org.uk/>,” undertaken in the UK to pressure
pharmacy chains to lower the price of EC.
This promises to be a fascinating and lively webinar – please join us at
11am US EST on December 6th (8 am Seattle, 11 am Lima, 4 pm London, 5 pm
Abuja and Brussels, 7 pm Nairobi, 9:30 pm New Delhi).
For a preview, please check out our new brief: Is emergency contraception
affordable and equitable for women in developing countries?