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Peter-Munene-Session-2B-CCIH-2017

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Peter Munene of the Faith to Action Network discusses a recent initiative in Uganda to train religious leaders to serve as family planning champions to promote healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies.

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Peter-Munene-Session-2B-CCIH-2017

  1. 1. Delivering for family health and wellbeing Enhancing Sub-national Family Planning & Faith Advocacy initiative through Faith Based Approaches Peter K. Munene
  2. 2. Delivering for family health and wellbeing About Faith to Action Network  Started in 2011 as a global interfaith network  Its registered and headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.  Has 94 members across 26 countries in 4 continents.
  3. 3. Delivering for family health and wellbeing Significance of Faith leaders and organizations • Faith organizations and leaders harness tremendous power to influence people’s behavior, shape policy and where priority areas for government financing • Faith leaders and institutions command respect and trust of the people • Faith leaders and institutions have led transformations in society through establishing education, training, health, agriculture, finance and other services.
  4. 4. Delivering for family health and wellbeing Leveraging Faith Resources for Health • 30-70% of health facilities in Africa are owned by Faith organisations providing 40-50% of services. • However, there is large unmet need of family planning in faith based health organisations. • Some main reasons linked to this: o Support by religious leaders for FP o Range of services provided in faith led facilities o Resources to initiate interventions (financial, literature, technical, others….)
  5. 5. Delivering for family health and wellbeing Interventions by Faith to Action Network • Increasing knowledge of religious leaders on FP o Identifying the scriptural support for FP – two manuals (Christian and Muslim) • Platforms for learning and experience sharing among religious leaders, with technical persons - medical, media, institutions ……… • Provision of skills in different aspects of SRH • Identifying and training some to lead as Champions • Supporting some religious leaders and their institutions to start choice interventions on FP with small targeted grants • Documenting evidence through studies, stories
  6. 6. Delivering for family health and wellbeing Beneficiaries of small grants  Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA)  Catholics for Reproductive Health (C4RH)  Anglican Diocese of Mityana  Church of Uganda  Western Uganda FBO Network  Inter-religious and cultural Dialogue (INTERDIP)  Friends of Christ Revival Ministries (FOCREV)  Ngombe Health Project - Orthodox Church  Union of Muslim Councils for East, Central and Southern Africa (UMC)  African Council of Religious Leaders – Religions for Peace (ACRL-RfP)  Muslim Counselling Services of Ghana (MFCS)  Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM)  Al-Azhar University’s International Islamic Center for Population Studies and Research (IICPSR)
  7. 7. Delivering for family health and wellbeing Some milestones • Mityana, Kyenjojo, Namayingo District Costed Implementation Plan in Uganda • Nakuru, Kilifi and Wajir County Costed Implementation Plans in Kenya • Religious leaders invited to join national health and UN technical working groups • Religious leaders meeting over 400 decision makers to provide faith input to influence policy • 199 faith leaders, health workers & journalists trained • 111 trainees report increased RH/FP skills • 20 champions actively promote RH/FP • 63 imams adopt a 7 point commitment in support of Child Spacing • 12 faith representatives from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania & Uganda provide oral & written submissions
  8. 8. Delivering for family health and wellbeing How faith based organisations can stretch the $ Dr. Edward Kanyesigy (seated, Dean of Public Health, Uganda Christian University) is flanked by Dr. Gloria (left, Dean of Theology) and Dr. Ruth Obaikol (Health Coordinator, Church of Uganda) after agreeing to review the religious leaders training curriculum of Uganda Christian University to include FP/SRHR, in March 2017. Effort led by Western Uganda FBO Network.
  9. 9. Delivering for family health and wellbeing Transformation trough Champions
  10. 10. Delivering for family health and wellbeing Transformation trough Champions Cont… Sr. Gorette Kisakye at UNAIDS Consultative meeting in Uganda Fr. Constantine Mbonabingi with one of the Imams in Ngombe District
  11. 11. Delivering for family health and wellbeing Transformation trough Champions Cont….. Religious and cultural leaders in Wakisio District, after discussions on youth and SRHR Standing next to Sister Mary Gorette is Kooki Kingdom in Uganda "In all the countries where I have worked, its my first time to find religious leaders and cultural leaders come on around table to discuss challenges facing young people“ UNAIDS Country Representative in Uganda
  12. 12. Delivering for family health and wellbeing Transformation trough Champions Cont….. • Council for Anglican Provinces in Africa’s (CAPA) Standing Committee adopted a recommendation to support FP as it saves mothers and children. Rev. Canon Grace Kaiso, Secretary General of the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA)
  13. 13. Delivering for family health and wellbeing Transformation trough Champions Cont….. Sheikh Luaba Mangala meeting with Archbishop Marcel Utembi Tapa.
  14. 14. Delivering for family health and wellbeing Transformation trough Champions Cont….. Faith to Action Network signed a Memorundum of Understanding (MoU) with Al Azhar University, Egypt. Prof. Ahmed Ragab – Vice Chair, Faith to Action Network joined the FP2020 Reference Group Prof. Gamal Serour – Advisory Council Member, Faith to Action Network
  15. 15. Delivering for family health and wellbeing Transformation trough Champions Cont….. • In Philippine's, an Forum for FP has been formed “Interfaith for Dignity and Equality Advancement & Solidarity (IDEAS)” • Ms Bicbic Chua - C4RH
  16. 16. Delivering for family health and wellbeing Transformation trough Champions Cont….. Dr. Emma Rachmawati – Member, F2A Steering Council, Board Member – Muhammadiyah - Indonesia Ms Geertje van Mensvoort, Member, F2A Steering Council, Netherlands
  17. 17. Delivering for family health and wellbeing Transformation trough Champions Cont….. Rev. Andrew Kayiranga – Anglican Church – Kigali Diocese Dr. Douglas Huber - Member, F2A Steering Council, United States
  18. 18. Delivering for family health and wellbeing Thank you!

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