Archive for: Family Planning


Promoting Resilience Through Family Planning in Kenya

As Kenya faces drought and recurring food insecurity, building resilience among the nation’s vulnerable populations is more important than ever before. Resilience means how well and how quickly people, their families, communities, and the country can respond to, adapt to, and recover from shocks and stresses. This video explains how family planning can help to build resilience in Kenya. Developed in partnership with the National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) and with generous support from USAID Kenya and East Africa through the Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) Project, PRB has created a short video that outlines the connections between family planning and resilience in Kenya. This video will be shared with policymakers in Kenya, particularly those from nonhealth sectors, as part of communication strategy that seeks to strengthen commitment to multisectoral approaches to family planning.

Year: 2017

Source: Population Reference Bureau

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    Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Community-Based Distribution and Peer Education System: Train-the-Trainer Guide for Training PHE Community-Based Distributors and PHE Adult Peer Educators Working on Integrated PHE Activities

    This manual was developed to train individuals to integrate community-based family planning and health into PHE projects through community-based distribution and peer education. The curriculum shows how community-based distributors (CBDs) and Peer Educators (PEs) can be trained to discuss basic ecology, PHE linkages, and reproductive health/family planning within a PHE context. The modules include international family planning norms and guidance on sexually-transmitted infections/diseases. This training was field-tested in Tanzania, Zambia and Ethiopia. It is best for: 1) training-of-trainers events where facilitators learn how to train PHE CBDs and PHE Adult PEs on community-based education and distribution of family planning methods within the context of an integrated PHE intervention; and 2) workshops where local trained facilitators train PHE CBDs and PHE Adult PEs who work on integrated PHE activities.

    Year: 2011

    Source: The BALANCED Project

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      Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Youth Peer Education: A Guide for Training Youth Peer Educators Working on Integrated PHE Activities

      This guide was adapted from the Youth Sexuality, Reproductive Health and Environmental Education: Training Manual for Youth Peer Educators developed by PATH Foundation Philippines Inc. (PFPI) under its Integrated Population and Coastal Resources Management (IPOPCORM) initiative and other resources. It incorporates international family planning norms and guidance on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), including the Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (WHO 2004), Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers (WHO/RHR and JHU/CCP 2007), Contraceptive Technology (Hatcher et al. 2007), and Sexually Transmitted and Other Reproductive Tract Infections: A Guide to Essential Practice (WHO 2005).

      Year: 2011

      Source: The BALANCED Project

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        Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Community-based Distribution and Peer Education System: A Guide for Training PHE Community-based Distributors

        This training guide was developed to train population, health and environment (PHE) Community-based Distributors (CBDs) who work on integrated PHE activities. A PHE CBD is someone who is trained to provide information on PHE, family planning (FP) methods, and the stocking and sales of FP commodities. This training guide can be used to train new PHE CBDs over a two-day period. It contains 12 modules covering basic topics that PHE CBDs need to know to discuss basic ecology, PHE linkages, and reproductive health/family planning with community members within a PHE context. The modules are based on international norms and guidance as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). This Guide is based on the publication “Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Community-based Distribution and Peer Education System: Train-the-Trainer Guide for Training PHE Community-based Distributors and PHE Adult Peer Educators,” which is geared for training master trainers who will, in turn, train PHE adult peer educators and PHE CBDs.

        Year: 2012

        Source: The BALANCED Project

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          Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Community-Based Distribution and Peer Education System: A Guide for Training PHE Adult Peer Educators

          This training guide was developed to train PHE Adult Peer Educators (PEs) who work on integrated PHE activities. This training guide contains 12 modules covering basic topics that PHE Adult Peer Educators need to know to discuss basic ecology, PHE linkages, and reproductive health/family planning with community members within a PHE context. This Guide is based on the BALANCED Project publication, “Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Community-based Distribution and Peer Education System: Train-the-Trainer Guide for Training PHE Community-based Distributors and PHE Adult Peer Educators.”

          Year: 2011

          Source: The BALANCED Project

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            Population Dynamics, Environment and Sustainable Development in Siaya County

            Siaya County in Kenya’s Lake Victoria Basin is characterized by a rapidly growing population, high population density, water scarcity, falling food and fisheries production, and environmental degradation. The combined effects of climate change and rapid population growth are increasing food insecurity, environmental degradation, and poverty levels in the county. Siaya County’s Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) identifies population dynamics, environmental degradation, and climate change as key development challenges. These issues need to be linked in county policies and programs to ensure that projects that address them are implemented jointly. Addressing population growth, environmental degradation, and climate change together should be a top priority if Siaya County is to achieve sustainable development. The county government, donors and program implementers should develop policies and implement programs that integrate population dynamics, environment/climate change, and development.

            Year: 2013

            Source: PAI

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              Population Dynamics, Environment and Sustainable Development in Makueni County

              Makueni County in Kenya’s Lake Victoria Basin is characterized by a rapidly growing population, water scarcity, falling food production,and low resilience to climate change. The combined effects of climate change and rapid population growth are increasing food insecurity, environmental degradation, and poverty levels in the county. Makueni County’s Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) identifies population dynamics, environmental degradation, and climate change as key development challenges. These issues need to be linked in county policies and programs to ensure that projects that address them are implemented jointly. Addressing population growth, environmental degradation, and climate change together should be a top priority if Makueni County is to achieve sustainable development. The county government, donors, and program implementers should develop policies and implement programs that integrate population dynamics, environment/climate change, and development.

              Year: 2013

              Source: PAI

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                Population Dynamics, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development in Malawi

                This report contributes to the understanding of linkages between population dynamics, climate change, and sustainable development in Malawi, a country that typifies the core population and climate change challenges highlighted above. The report presents analyses of key population and climate change challenges that Malawi is facing, and identifies opportunities for enhancing integrated approaches to address these issues in Malawi based on an assessment of the policy and program landscape. The report is aimed at helping policymakers, donors, and civil society understand the importance of prioritizing population issues and climate change in development planning and resource allocation, and the need for integrated responses to these challenges in order to ensure sustainable development in Malawi.

                Year: 2012

                Source: PAI | African Institute for Development Policy

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                  Population Dynamics, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development in Kenya

                  The combined effects of climate change and population dynamics in Kenya are increasing food insecurity, environmental degradation, and poverty. However, these two issues are not prioritized and addressed together in the country’s development plans. The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) and Population Action International (PAI) conducted a study in 2012 to assess the landscape for integrating population and climate change in Kenyan development policies and strategies.

                  Year: 2012

                  Source: PAI | African Institute for Development Policy

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                    Population Dynamics, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development in Africa

                    This report calls on governments, donors, and civil society to invest more in population and climate change work, to address the two issues together in policies and programs, and to build the technical capacity to develop programs and research. Ensuring women in sub-Saharan Africa who wish to avoid pregnancy have access to family planning can reduce population pressures and reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts. It can also help meet other development goals, including reducing poverty and maternal mortality, and improving education.

                    Year: 2012

                    Source: PAI | African Institute for Development Policy

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