CTI Exchange Favorites
Here are just a few things on our must-read/listen/watch list:
● Self-Care Learning and Discovery Series: This series hosted by White Ribbon Alliance in July and August in collaboration with the Self-Care Trailblazer Group, presented new knowledge, elevated self-care solutions, and forged connections across issues and geographies. Register on the site to access resources and watch session recordings.
● Crash Course in Human Centered Design for ASRH: Following the development of their statement on meaningful youth engagement in adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH), HCDExchange, hosted a series of three interactive design workshops aimed at exploring how to use human-centered design (HCD) and design thinking to improve awareness, access and advocacy in ASRH. Follow their YouTube channel for session recordings.
● Youth Lead Innovation Festival: In honor of International Youth Day, the UN Youth Envoy hosted a celebration of innovative youth-led solutions to advance the achievement of the SDGs and support recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The full recording is available now.
● Male Contraceptive Fellowships - Support for Trainee Research: Watch this recording from the Male Contraceptive Initiative's (MCI's) Lemonade Stand Series. The webinar highlights the research and experiences of three MCI fellows, Melanie Balbach of Weill Cornell Medicine, Jae Yeon Hwang of Yale University, and Max Lyon of Washington University in St. Louis.
● Engineering sperm-binding IgG antibodies for the development of an effective nonhormonal female contraception: Many women have contraindications to or are dissatisfied with hormonal-based contraception. To address this, Shrestha and colleagues developed a panel of sperm-binding antibodies based on an immunoglobulin against human sperm isolated from an infertile woman. Their research was published this month in Science Translational Medicine.
● Decolonising global health: beyond 'reformative' roadmaps and towards decolonial thought: A provocative piece from founders of the Duke Decolonizing Global Health work Group calls for "a complete overhaul of the colonial situation that is the global health industry."