The transition to becoming a parent for the first time represents an opportunity to influence subsequent health choices and actions for young first-time parents and their children. While global interest in first-time parents (ages 15-24) has increased in recent years, they continue to be overlooked by many family planning, reproductive health and maternal and child health programs. The complex and rapidly evolving needs of first-time parents present persistent challenges for health programmers. From gender-synchronized approaches to integrated service provision, we’ve made meaningful progress. But there’s still need for further innovation.
Recent findings from two global USAID flagship programs—the Evidence to Action (E2A) Project and the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), who have implemented six dedicated FTP interventions across diverse settings (Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Tanzania)—highlight the potential of FTP programs to advance multiple gender and health outcomes for this critical youth population.
Together, we'll explore three cross-cutting themes with global relevance:
- Insights into FTPs’ context and needs, and the fluidity of this life-stage
- Approaches for gender-synchronization and male partner engagement
- Moving beyond “youth-friendly services” to an integrated, FTP-responsive package of services
Date And Time
Mon, May 20, 2019
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
PATH - Conference Room
455 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001