6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies: Faith-Based Engagement in Family Planning

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Webcast Recap

On May 2, the Wilson Center's Maternal Health Initiative will be hosting a two-panel event in collaboration with World Vision U.S., focusing on the role of faith-based organizations in controlling the HIV epidemic through reaching men and boys with HIV testing, and improving maternal and child health through Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy.

This panel discussion will be focused on sharing evidence and learnings around faith, family planning, and healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies. Panelists will share research findings on strategies and experience on the faith community's involvement in family planning, and will look at healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies as a component of maternal, newborn, and child health.

Lunch will be served to participants from 11:00am to 11:45am.

The first panel of the series, prior to the lunch, will be focused on galvanizing faith-based response around HIV prevention in men and boys, from 9:00am to 11:00am. 
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  • Jared Hoffman

    Vice President, Resource Development, International Programs Group, World Vision U.S.


  • Dr. Alma Golden

    Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)


  • Katherine Marshall

    Executive Director, World Faiths Development Dialogue (WFDD); Professor of Development, Conflict, and Religion, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University


  • Victoria Jennings

    Director, Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University
  • Jeff Jordan

    President and CEO, Population Reference Bureau
  • Susan Otchere

    Project Director, Mobilizing For Maternal and Neonatal Health Through Birthspacing and Advocacy (MOMENT), World Vision U.S.
  • Dr. Alfonso Rosales

    Senior Advisor for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, World Vision U.S.
  • Beth Schlachter

    Executive Director, Family Planning 2020