International Family Planning: Christian Actions and Attitudes - A Survey of Christian Connections for International Health Member Organizations, 2008 Print

FP_Survey_cover.JPGThe CCIH Family Planning and Reproductive Health Working Group (FP/RH WG) recognized that although Christian health organizations, including CCIH member organizations, have a wide reach in poor countries and have a large potential to provide family planning (FP) information and services, there is little systematic documentation of activities and views for the broad cross-section of Christian faith-based organizations (FBOs) engaged in such work. In order to better understand member organizations’ practices and views about FP, the CCIH board approved a study of its 92 member organizations to: 

  • Increase knowledge of CCIH member actions and views to inform ourselves and the international community

  • Strengthen member activities and partnerships for FP/reproductive health (RH) services

  • Enable CCIH and its FP/RH Working Group to better serve members

  • Understand and respect the diversity within the CCIH membership and identify common ground and aspirations for future FP/RH activities

The study report includes key findings regarding the size and scope of programs related to family planning and reproductive health, a discussion of the definition of these terms and why some organizations, while not opposed to family planning, would not be interested in increasing their activities in this area, and interesting details concerning Christian and interfaith collaborative efforts to deliver family planning and reproductive health services. There is also some information on what these Christian organizations might need in order to continue or scale-up their programs. The report ends with some recommendations both for CCIH and for international organizations who want to partner with CCIH members and other FBOs.

The survey report International Family Planning: Christian Actions and Attitudes - A Survey of Christian Connections for International Health Member Organizations is now available online | download
 
Survey Executive Summary | view
 
PowerPoint Presentation on the Survey | view
 
To obtain a hard copy of the report, please contact CCIH (ccih@ccih.org).
 
Opportunities for Faith-Based Organizations to Integrate Family Planning with HIV/AIDS Services | view 
 
For further information about the Working Group or the study, please contact Douglas Huber at douglashuber777@yahoo.com.
 

 

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