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Bruce-Larkin-Session-1A-CCIH-2017

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Bruce Larkin, MPH, Health & Nutrition Manager with Samaritan's Purse Niger discusses the organization's programs in Niger to encourage birth spacing to protect the health of mothers and children and to work with Islamic communities to promote healthy practices.

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Bruce-Larkin-Session-1A-CCIH-2017

  1. 1. Bruce Larkin, MPH July 16th 2017 Mobilizing Islamic Communities to be Engaged in Maternal & Child Health
  2. 2. • S A M A R I T A N ’ S P U R S E ® Niger https://www.africaguide.com/country/niger/
  3. 3. • S A M A R I T A N ’ S P U R S E ® • Approach • Transparent explanations of Samaritan’s Purse’s evangelical identity from the beginning of the intervention. • Have parallel teaching times with local authorities to reinforce trainings on taboo subjects. • Find creative and sustainable ways for the community to contribute.
  4. 4. • S A M A R I T A N ’ S P U R S E ® Maternity Ward
  5. 5. • S A M A R I T A N ’ S P U R S E ® Maternity Ward
  6. 6. • S A M A R I T A N ’ S P U R S E ®
  7. 7. • S A M A R I T A N ’ S P U R S E ® Pre-Test Response Post-Test Response Question True (n=12) % True (n=13) % Family planning involves the permanent cessation of pregnancies. 8 66.67% 0 0.00% The Koran emphasizes promoting maternal health and breast-feeding. 11 91.67% 13 100.00% The Koran forbids the practice of Family Planning. 0 0.00% 0 0.00% Men are just as frequently victims of violence as women. 2 16.67% 0 0.00% Husbands have the right to force their wives to engage in sexual intercourse. 0 0.00% 5 38.46% Religious and community leaders have the responsibility to advocate for girls who are victims of sexual violence. 11 91.67% 13 100.00% Most perpetrators of gender-based violence are strangers to their victims. 11 91.67% 13 100.00% Table 1. Pre-Test and Post-Test Responses for the Focus Group Discussion with 13 Islamic Religious Leaders on Family Planning and Gender Based Violence in Tizegorou, Niger.
  8. 8. • S A M A R I T A N ’ S P U R S E ® Post-Test Response Question Agree (n=13) % I found this training to be useful in understanding the issues concerning Family Planning and Gender Based Violence. 13 100.00 % As a result of this training, I plan on addressing the issues of Family Planning and Gender Based Violence in my community 13 100.00 % Table 2. Responses to the “Agree or Disagree” Section of the Post-Test for the Focus Group Discussion with 13 Islamic Religious Leaders on Family Planning and Gender Based Violence in Tizegorou, Niger.
  9. 9. • S A M A R I T A N ’ S P U R S E ® • Mason J, Freij LS, Muhuhu P, Lane C, and Berhane E. 2008. Mobilizing Muslim Religious Leaders for Reproductive Health and Family Planning at the Community Level: a Training Manual. Extending Service Delivery (ESD) project. • Herstad, Britt. 2009. Mobilizing Religious Communities to Respond to Gender-based Violence and HIV: A Training Manual. Washington, DC: Futures Group, Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1. • IASC. 2008. Women, Girls, Boys and Men Different Needs – Equal Opportunities: Inter-agency Standing Committee Gender Handbook in Humanitarian Action. Inter-agency Standing Committee. • International Conference on Population and Development. 1994. International Conference on Population and Development. Cairo, Egypt. United Nations Population Fund. • IRIN. "Rape and Beatings of Women Seen as ‘normal.’" IRIN. IRIN, 01 Dec. 2015. Web. 16 May 2017. http://www.irinnews.org/report/75720/niger-rape-and-beatings-women-seen-%E2%80%9Cnormal%E2%80%9D • Institut National de la Statistique. 2007. Enquête de base dans 11 communes du programme Niger. Unicef. • Institut National de la Statistique, République du Niger. 2009. Enquête démographique et de santé et à indicateurs multiples, 2006, erratum sur le travail des enfants. • Ministère de la Promotion de la Femme et de la Protection de l’Enfant, République du Niger. 2009. Analyse de la Situation de l’Enfant et de la Femme au Niger – 2008. • UNICEF. 2000. Domestic Violence Against Women and Girls. Florence, Italy: UNICEF. Website http://tyei.com.pk/wp- content/uploads/2015/10/domestic-violenceagainst-women-and-girls.pdf • UNFPA. 1993. Déclaration des Nations Unies sur l’élimination de la violence à l’égard des femmes, Assemblée générale des NU, 1993. United Nations Population Fund. • UNFPA. "State of World Population 2016." UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund. United Nations Population Fund, 2016. Web. 16 May 2017. http://www.unfpa.org/swop Bibliography

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