IF Webinar Learning from Experience: Strategic Advocacy for Primary Prevention


IF is excited to announce that the ‘IF Webinar Learning from Experience: Strategic Advocacy for Primary Prevention’ will take place on July 15 2022.

Following the requests of participants during the IF Members Training 2022 which took place on June 6 2022, IF facilitates a learning from experience webinar. During this webinar, four members share their experiences on how local advocacy for primary prevention has influenced national actions. 

Who is it for? 

All IF Members who

  • are interested in policy and advocacy work
  • would like to strengthen their regional, national advocacy
  • learn from members association who have advanced advanced their national advocacy
  • join and connect with other IF members worldwide

What’s the webinar about?

The webinar is an experience exchange and twinning opportunity for all IF members, in which representatives from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin-America and Europe who have advanced their national advocacy for primary prevention will share their key element of success, the process, lessons learned and advice for all participants. 

When and where?

  • Time: 3pm Brussels time, July 15 2022 (Check your time zone here)
  • Place: online, via Zoom


3-3:05 pm Welcoming Cato Lie

IF President


Dr Sylvia Roozen

IF Secretary General

3:05-3:25 pm A 40-year campaign for mandatory folic acid in New Zealand was well paid off Lyall Thurston

New Zealand

3:25-3:45 pm Upstream of the river – Kenya’s journey to fight for folic acid fortification Joline Owinga

SHAK, Kenya

3:45-4:05 pm Long-time advocacy and turning points towards mandatory food fortification in the UK Kate Steele


4:05-4:25 pm Multi-sectorial approach towards prevention of neural tube defects in Argentina Elena Záppoli

APEBI, Argentina

4:25-4:55 pm Panel discussion and Q&A All speakers
4:55-5pm Closing Dr Sylvia Roozen

IF Secretary General

Registrations are open now but only 2 free slots are available for each IF Members so register right now!

If you have any questions or comments please contact the IF Team at [email protected]