Integrating Family Planning into Development Food Security Activities: Formative Research with the Njira Project in Malawi

Date of Publication
2018

This study investigated the demand and supply side barriers to accessing family planning that women with young children, adolescent girls and young women face. 

Employing a user-centered design, the research explored how Njira can create acceptable and feasible linkages—tailored to the needs of these priority target groups—from its project platforms to government family planning services. The study also explored community perspectives on connections between population growth, family planning, health, and food security to leverage the project’s health and non-health platforms in promoting social acceptability of family planning use.