Family planning through
faith-based health networks
Where we are & Where we could go
CCIH 2014 Conference
Presentation by ...
Objectives
• Develop an appreciation for the
contribution of faith-based health
networks in family planning service
provis...
A3 Goal Strengthen the family planning programs
of select FBOs in Rwanda and Uganda
and expand their method mix through
th...
SO1WomenandmeninRwandaandUgandahave
expandedaccesstofamilyplanning(FP)informationand
services,includingFAM,throughFaith-ba...
Action
Familiale
Rwandaise
(AFR)
Caritas
Rwanda
Uganda
Protestant
Medical
Bureau (UPMB)
CRS & Uganda
Catholic
Medical
Bureau (UCMB)
Uganda
Elements of Successful
Family Planning Programs
Training & Service Delivery
Supervision System
Data Collection
Commodity A...
Landscape assessment:
Programmatic Indicators
AFR
Rwanda
Caritas
Rwanda
UCMB
Uganda
UPMB
Uganda
Facility-based providers t...
A3 Target Areas:
Programmatic Indicators
AFR
Rwanda
Caritas
Rwanda
UCMB
Uganda
UPMB
Uganda
Facility-based providers traine...
Landscape assessment:
Method Availability
AFR
Rwanda
Caritas
Rwanda
UCMB
Uganda
UPMB
Uganda
Standards Days Method
(SDM)/Cy...
A3 Target Areas:
Method Availability
AFR
Rwanda
Caritas
Rwanda
UCMB
Uganda
UPMB
Uganda
Standards Days Method
(SDM)/CycleBe...
Training & Service
Delivery
Supportive
Supervision
Data Collection
• Expand method mix
with new FAM (SDM,
LAM, TwoDay) at
...
Commodity
Availability
Awareness Raising Creating a
Supportive
Environment
• Integrate
CycleBeads into
stock cards
• Perio...
Key Resources
• FAM Materials: Provider & Client
method materials adapted for
location and religion
• The Faithful House (...
Expand family planning choices.
Advance Gender Equality.
Involve Communities.
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Lauren VanEnk, MPH, Program Officer at the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) at Georgetown University explores the contributions of faith-based organizations to family planning and provides analysis of how the work of faith organizations in this area could be expanded. She examines programs in Uganda and Rwanda.

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  1. 1. Family planning through faith-based health networks Where we are & Where we could go CCIH 2014 Conference Presentation by Lauren Van Enk Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University
  2. 2. Objectives • Develop an appreciation for the contribution of faith-based health networks in family planning service provision • Gain an understanding of the current state of family planning programs in select faith-based health networks in Africa • Discover a capacity building strategy for improving family planning programs
  3. 3. A3 Goal Strengthen the family planning programs of select FBOs in Rwanda and Uganda and expand their method mix through the introduction of effective, easy-to-use fertility awareness-based methods. Project length: 2014-2015
  4. 4. SO1WomenandmeninRwandaandUgandahave expandedaccesstofamilyplanning(FP)informationand services,includingFAM,throughFaith-basedorganization (FBO)programs IR 1.1 FBOs have strengthened capacity to offer FP services, including FAM Outputs 1.1 1. Provider and client materials and training curricula 2. Trained providers 3. Improved provider supervision systems 4. Improved FP reporting, HMIS, and logistics systems IR 1.2 FP services, including FAM, are available Outputs 1.2 1. Reliable stock of FP products 2. New FP users IR 1.3 Women and men have improved access to information about the benefits of family planning, the methods that are available, and where to receive services Outputs 1.3 1. Community members with FP awareness 2. Sensitized religious leaders IR 1.4 External audiences have accessed knowledge and evidence-based tools for increasing fertility awareness and access to FP, including FAM, through FBOs Outputs 1.4 1. Fertility awareness and FAM evidence base 2. FBO knowledge-sharing platform Results Framework
  5. 5. Action Familiale Rwandaise (AFR) Caritas Rwanda
  6. 6. Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) CRS & Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB) Uganda
  7. 7. Elements of Successful Family Planning Programs Training & Service Delivery Supervision System Data Collection Commodity Availability Awareness Raising Creating a Supportive Environment
  8. 8. Landscape assessment: Programmatic Indicators AFR Rwanda Caritas Rwanda UCMB Uganda UPMB Uganda Facility-based providers trained in FP - Community-based providers trained to offer FP FP job aids available to providers Master FP trainers available within organization Implements quality assurance/supervision plan Records FP user data in HMIS HMIS data sent to MOH Procurement system for FP commodities Community outreach activities FP/FAM in norms & guidelines System in place System partially in place Training & Service Delivery Supervision System Data Collection Commodity Availability Awareness Raising Creating a Supportive Environment
  9. 9. A3 Target Areas: Programmatic Indicators AFR Rwanda Caritas Rwanda UCMB Uganda UPMB Uganda Facility-based providers trained in FP - Community-based providers trained to offer FP FP job aids available to providers Master FP trainers available within organization Implements quality assurance/supervision plan Records FP user data in HMIS HMIS data sent to MOH Procurement system for FP commodities Community outreach activities FP/FAM in norms & guidelines System in place System partially in place A3 target area
  10. 10. Landscape assessment: Method Availability AFR Rwanda Caritas Rwanda UCMB Uganda UPMB Uganda Standards Days Method (SDM)/CycleBeads TwoDay Method Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) Billings Ovulation Method Other Natural Family Planning Condoms - - - Pills - - - Injectable - - - Implants - - - IUD - - - Sterilization - - -
  11. 11. A3 Target Areas: Method Availability AFR Rwanda Caritas Rwanda UCMB Uganda UPMB Uganda Standards Days Method (SDM)/CycleBeads TwoDay Method Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) Billings Ovulation Method Other Natural Family Planning Condoms - - - Pills - - - Injectable - - - Implants - - - IUD - - - Sterilization - - -
  12. 12. Training & Service Delivery Supportive Supervision Data Collection • Expand method mix with new FAM (SDM, LAM, TwoDay) at facility level • Introduce FP at community level, FAM + Pills & Condoms (UPMB) • Quarterly supervision HQ → field • Monthly supervision Facility → Community • Develop community-based tools re FP services & IEC activities • Periodic meetings with district-level MOH re receipt of data Elements of Successful Family Planning Programs
  13. 13. Commodity Availability Awareness Raising Creating a Supportive Environment • Integrate CycleBeads into stock cards • Periodic meetings with district-level MOH re stock-outs • Periodic meetings with JSI-DELIVER re CycleBeads procurement (Rwanda) • Sensitization sessions with Religious Leaders • Home visits • Radio spots • Community health talks • Ensure FP, including FAM, is in norms and guidelines • Periodic meetings with MOH to integrate FAM into national norms Elements of Successful Family Planning Programs
  14. 14. Key Resources • FAM Materials: Provider & Client method materials adapted for location and religion • The Faithful House (TFH): Couple- strengthening curriculum developed by CRS • Love, Children and Family Planning: Bible study discussion guide for protestant groups
  15. 15. Expand family planning choices. Advance Gender Equality. Involve Communities.

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