• Muslim Religious Leaders as Partners in Fostering Positive Reproductive Health and Family Planning Behaviors in Yemen: A Best Practice

    The paper shows how the Extending Service Delivery (ESD) Project partnered with the Basic Health Services (BHS) Project in Yemen to engage Muslim religious leaders as champions of reproductive health and family planning, and partners in fostering social change and development. Download


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  • Family Planning and Contraception in Islamic Countries: A Critical Review of the Literature

    JPMA (Journal Of Pakistan Medical Association) The paper is a review of secondary data accessed through PubMed and Google Scholar. It provides an overview of Islamic countries' policies on, and support for FP and modern contraception. For this purpose, literature from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey was included. There are significant internal social and economic reasons to focus on FP in the Muslim world. Thus, arguments by religious scholars who see FP as an external western conspiracy aimed at curtailing the growth and strength of the Islamic world appear to be uninformed of both the socio-political and demographic realities in many Muslim countries, as well as the historical permissibility of contraception within the Islamic legacy. In fact, it can be argued that given the profound socio-economic and political difficulties in various parts of the Muslim world, a lack of FP and increasing populations would weaken and curtail the pace of overall development. Download


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  • Support for Celebrating Life Pastoral Resource Packet (2012)

    The National Association of Evangelicals This packet is intended to be a resource for pastors and ministry leaders wanting to take active and practical steps toward reducing the number of abortions in their congregations and communities. The packet includes information on family planning and contraception Download


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  • Christian Sermon Guide to Save the Lives of Mothers and Newborns: A Toolkit for Religious Leaders

    Sarla Chand and Kathy Erb 2009 This is a tool for Christian religious leaders on how to guide their followers through a safe reproductive process from pregnancy through infancy. It presents the magnitude of worldwide concern with maternal and infant mortality but argues that the problem is solvable. The instructions include not only guidelines for safe health and sanitation practices, but also recommendations for how Christian leaders might instill these standards and values in their congregations by addressing the issues in the context of sermons with biblical references included. Download


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  • Muslim Khutbah Guide to Save the Lives of Mothers and Newborns: A Toolkit for Religious Leaders

    Chand S & Al-Kabi A May 2009 This guide will help religious leaders understand the dangers faced by mothers and babies and learn what they can do as a religious leader to help save lives. It includes descriptions of problems encountered by mothers, solutions for those problems and sermon starters to help you educate your congregation on safe motherhood practices. (Available in English and French.) Download


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  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Violence Against Women in Conflict-Affected African Context: An AWLI Training Guide

    African Women's Leadership Institute (AWLI) The purpose of the guide is to assist trainers in Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and participants working in the filed of women's rights and gender equality. Download


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  • Family Life Education: Teaching Adults to Communicate With Youth from a Christian Perspective

    FHI 360 2007 The manual contains six workshops and a participant handbook designed for a Christian audience. Participants practice communication skills and learn factual information as linked to religious teachings and appropriate Bible verses. The manuals encourage open discussion about sexuality, reproductive health, and HIV in the context of faith communities. They provide a forum to clarify Christian values around these topics, while providing accurate technical information. They are not designed to promote religion. Download


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  • Mobilizing Muslim Religious Leaders for Reproductive Health and Family Planning at the Community Level: A Training Manual

    The training curriculum is designed to equip Muslim Religious Leaders (MRLs) with the necessary information and skills to better understand, accept, and support the provision of maternal and child health, reproductive health. Download


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  • A Guide for Training Community Health Workers/Volunteers to Provide Maternal and Newborn Health Messages

    Prevention of Postpartum Hemhorrage Initiative (POPPHI) 2009 This training guide focuses on building the capacity of CHWs and volunteers to use counseling cards to promote the health of women and newborns at home through preventive care, identification of problems, and seeking appropriate care. The guide trains CHWs to identify and interact with women of reproductive age, as well as their families, community and religious leaders, and health care providers at facilities. The toolkit contains: a Reference Manual, Technical Presentations, a Facilitator’s Guide, a Participant’s Notebook, a Clinical Logbook with Learning and Evaluation Checklists, a Guide for Training Community Health Workers/Volunteers to Provide Maternal and Newborn Health Messages and a set of Counseling Cards. Download


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  • Certificate Program in Family Planning and Reproductive Health

    This certificate program is a collection of 18 courses on topics such as Community-Based Family Planning, Family Planning Counseling, Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy, Hormonal Methods of Contraception, Malaria in Pregnancy, Logistics for Health Commodities, and more. The courses are free and can be completed online by anyone who is interested


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