Family Planning

Religious Leaders as Family Planning Advocates in Uganda


March 22, 2014

Hearing a positive message about contraception from a religious leader may be surprising, but according to Dr. Tonny Tumwesigye of the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB), it should not be. “Biblically speaking, family planning is supported because it helps provide life in its fullest,” said Dr.… More

by Kathy Erb

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Advocacy Stories

Advocacy Day 2013: Global Health Advocates “Tell it from the Heart”


July 2, 2013

A little rain and waves of tourists didn’t deter Joy Mukaire of the Christian Health Association of South Sudan from her goal of sharing a very important message on Capitol Hill in June 2013. “The message I wanted to put across was that women’s health is at stake.… More

by Kathy Erb

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Family Planning

Lack of Supplies, Not Faith, Often Derails Family Planning


November 22, 2012

2012 – Religious groups discouraging family planning make for eye-catching headlines in the United States. Although some faith-based groups do speak out against family planning, it is frequently lack of supplies and information and not faith that inhibits couples in developing nations from planning and safely spacing the births of…

by Kathy Erb

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Family Planning Critical to Church Role in Health Care


August 22, 2012

According to Joseph Oyongo of the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK), CHAK provides health care and healing on behalf of the Christian church, including helping families safely space the births of their children. Faith-based organizations provide roughly 30 percent of all health care in Kenya, making them a crucial part…

by Kathy Erb

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