Africa Christian Health Associations Platform (ACHAP) Biennial Meeting, Family Planning Preconference Session Report | CCIH (through the Advancing Partners & Communities Project), the USAID-funded Evidence to Action Project (E2A), and Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) joined to co-host a pre-conference session on family planning at ACHAP’s biennial meeting, on February 23, 2015, that sought to empower participating organizations to improve the health of families in their communities through high-quality, accessible FP services.
Case Studies from the Christian Advocacy for Family Planning in Africa Project | The Christian Advocacy for Family Planning in Africa (CAFPA) project is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and administered by CCIH, the Christian Health Association of Kenya and the Churches Health Association of Zambia. The goal of the project is to engage religious leaders in family planning advocacy with their congregations, communities and national and county governments. Religious leaders are well respected and influential in communities, making them ideal advocates on health issues. See a Case Study for Year 1 of the project from the Christian Health Association of Kenya.
Church of Uganda Wise Choices for Life Training Modules | 2015 | The Church of Uganda Health Department partnered with Wise Choices for Life to scale up reproductive health in Uganda through the Church’s structure. The Church adopted the training modules for three trainings that help people understand how family planning and other healthy behaviors will improve their lives.
Church of Uganda Training Guide for Religious Leaders | 2013 | The Church of Uganda developed a Training Handbook for Religious Leaders and Church Institutions which presents a Christian-based approach to Sexual and Reproductive Health, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, and Sexual and Gender-based Violence.
Engaging Faith Leaders in Family Planning | World Vision | 2014 | This resource was developed by Adrienne Allison and Elizabeth Foulkes of World Vision US to provide a review of the available literature about the work of faith-based organizations to engage faith leaders in family planning education and advocacy.
Faith Plus Youth Training Manual | Jesus Care Ministries | This training manual was developed to train youth in churches and mosques in Malawi to guide young people to lead a good life, be happy and to get the best out of life. This publication intends to promote better communication between young people and their parents, faith leaders, peers and the world at large. It has chapters on sexual and reproductive health, including discussions of abstinence, consequences of sex and unprotected intercourse and includes specific examples and role play to help youth learn how to handle situations they may encounter.
How Family Planning Methods Work | A tool for low-literacy populations. This brief and easy-to-read booklet was adapted from a method mix tool originally designed by the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University. It was developed to meet the needs of people with low literacy and explains various family planning methods and how they work, and includes biblical scripture demonstrating how family planning is consistent with Christian values. The Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau will be pilot testing the booklets in 2018. It is available in English and in the languages used in Uganda of Luganda and Lusoga.
The books can be produced in any language. If you are interested in producing the book in another language, please visit the Bloom page to download the software and customize the book.