Expanding access to family planning (FP) at the community level has been a priority strategy for accelerating progress toward achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and more specifically, emphasis on community access to FP has emerged as a major goal in sub-Saharan Africa.
This downloadable tool provides public health professionals, health care providers, researchers, and community-based leaders and organizations with both a science base and practical guidance for engaging partners in projects that may affect them.
Pragati is a package of nine interactive games developed and refined through robust proof of concept and pilot testing in Nepal. Through game-play and critical reflection questions, they sparked challenging conversations in communities around fertility and social norms that drive birth timing and family size.
This brief describes the evidence on and experience with community group engagement (CGE) interventions that aim to foster healthy sexual and reproductive health (SRH) behaviors.
In 2004, the ACQUIRE Project, with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and in partnership with the Guinea Ministry of Health (MOH), implemented a program to increase access to and awareness of long acting and permanent contraceptive methods (LAPMs), focusing on the IUD.
The purpose of this guide is to facilitate effective and guided community discussion on the issues of cultural and traditional practices that contribute to the spread of HIV in the community, and to help Change Agents in the community to carry out prevention activities in ways that incorporate appropriate and culturally sensitive messages to achieve project objectives.
This is a case study about how a private medical practice successfully partnered with the Center for HIV and AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS) in South Africa to provide free medical male circumcision (MMC).
This video shows the process of human centered design focusing on religious leaders, and how the inspiration phase led to prototyping the SARARI project in Niger. The process involved three components to engage religious leaders in discussions on SRH and FP.
A guide to aid Community Mobilizers (CMs) in facilitating discussions around FP and Childbirth Spacing (CBS) for the adoption of a modern contraceptive method. There is a specific flip chart for Community Dialogue and Compound meeting