Addressing norms together: Reflections from the Francophone Africa community of practice launch in Kinshasa, DRC
August 1, 2017 | 5:30 pm | Courtney J. McLarnon-Silk and Mariam Diakite
“Nous sommes une grande famille, maintenant” / “Together, we’re one big family, now” – Many of our regional members! On June 28 and 29 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), over 30 regional members joined together for the kick-off convening meeting of the Francophone Africa regional community of practice on the scale-up of normative change for adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH). Nine countries were represented—DRC, Mali, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Sénégal, Chad, Benin and Cameroon—with participants from government ministries, USAID Missions, international, local, and community-based local non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions.
In New Publication, Tékponon Jikuagou Researchers Propose an Alternative Classification of ‘Family Planning Need’
July 27, 2017 | 11:28 am
“A practical alternative to calculating unmet need for family planning,” a new article authored by Susan Igras and Rebecka Lundgren of Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health and Irit Sinai of Palladium Group and published in the Open Access Journal of Contraception, suggests that using a new approach to assessing unmet need for family planning can contribute to the design of programs that will make behavior change more likely.
Christian Journal for Global Health features dramatic achievements of two-year FBO family planning project
July 10, 2017 | 11:49 am
“Closing the Gap: The potential of Christian Health Associations in expanding access to family planning” is a new article published in a special issue of the Christian Journal for Global Health focused on the global church and family planning. The article features three Christian health networks—Caritas Rwanda, Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau, and Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau—which achieved dramatic improvements in their ability to meet women’s and couples’ family planning needs.