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Recognizing the health impact of timing and spacing of pregnancies, the Sustainable Development Goals call for increased access to family planning globally. While faith-based organizations in Africa provide a significant proportion of health services, family planning service delivery has been limited. This evaluation sought to assess the effectiveness of implementing a systems approach in strengthening […]

Journal Article | Mobilizing FBOs | Family Planning

IRH is committed to meeting the evolving family planning needs of women and couples throughout the lifecycle by ensuring they have access to a broad range of options within an informed choice context.

focus area | FAM Project | Tékponon Jikuagou | New & Underused Methods | Mobilizing FBOs | U.S. Projects | AWARENESS Project | Technical Assistance

“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 […]

Blog | Mobilizing FBOs | Family Planning

IRH is first and foremost an applied research organization that focuses on implementation science; monitoring, learning and evaluation (MLE) is intrinsic to our work.

focus area | FAM Project | GREAT Project | Tékponon Jikuagou | New & Underused Methods | Mobilizing FBOs | U.S. Projects | AWARENESS Project | HIV Prevention Project | Technical Assistance

This document summarizes the methodology, objectives, and activities of a capacity building strategy for community-based family planning provision in church-based health networks like Christian Health Associations. The strategy was designed by Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health in collaboration with the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK). Five components have been identified as critical to […]

Report | Mobilizing FBOs | Family Planning

This guide is a series of Bible studies on family planning and related topics to be used with Christian audiences to inspire discussion on family planning and provide accurate information about each method. Keywords: family planning, faith based, Christian Health Association of Kenya, Christian Connections for International Health

Publication | Mobilizing FBOs | Family Planning

This brief describes IRH’s World Bank-funded work with the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) to expand family planning in Kenya. The project targeted the training of community health workers (CHW) in CHAK’s network to provide women of reproductive age with family planning methods. Results of the pilot project indicated CHWs in CHAK’s network were […]

Publication | Mobilizing FBOs | Family Planning

Keywords: Christian Connections for International Health, CCIH, survey, language, 2008

Report | Mobilizing FBOs | Family Planning

Keywords: DRC, Democrative Republic of the Congo, Maman Ansar, Islam, SDM, Standard Days Method, religious leader

Report | Mobilizing FBOs | Family Planning

Keywords: Kenya, FBO, CHW, CHAK, faith-based, presentation

Publication | Mobilizing FBOs | Family Planning