Save the Children, in partnership with the Frontier Counties Development Council, is pleased to invite you to the Opening Session of our Nomadic Health Virtual Knowledge Sharing & Learning Series. This virtual event aims to increase access to quality health services, including family planning, for nomadic and semi-nomadic populations in Kenya and to share lessons on effective, scalable approaches across sub-Saharan Africa. The event will take place over a series of weeks, focusing on a variety of topics and will include various opportunities for engagement including live webinars, as well as recorded videos, ongoing discussions and materials that will be shared on our online community platform.
This Opening Session is the first live virtual session of the series and will include introductions and opening remarks from several esteemed colleagues. The outline for this session is as follows:
- Brief opening of the call and welcoming of the online community –Jane Mbagi, Acting Country Director, (Save the Children International, Kenya)
- Welcome remarks from Frontier Counties Development Council –Mohamed Guleid, Chief Executive Officer (Frontier Counties Development Council)
- Welcome remarks from Save the Children and an overview of the Nomadic Health Project – Winnie Mwebesa Associate Vice President, Technical Global Health and Irene Koek, Global Health Leader, Department of Global Health (Save the Children US)
- Overview of the nomadic health context –Dr. Moazzam Ali, Contraception and Fertility Care, Department of SRH and Research (World Health Organisation)
- Keynote from Honourable Dr. Mohamud Sheikh Mohammed, Professor and member of Kenya National Assembly for Wajir South and Kenya National Health Committee
This session will be recorded for those who are not able to attend and posted to the online community on the IBP network. Please create a profile and join the community here if you have not done so already!
Please keep an eye out for invitations for further sessions and online activities as part of this series in the coming days and weeks.