At the heart of each successful Population, Health and Environment program are the people who live in some of the most richly biodiverse places on the planet and who are working to preserve – or undo damage to – the unique locations they call home. CCP tells their stories.
Harmful gender, religious and cultural norms contribute to risky pregnancies in older women and women who already have five or more children, endangering the lives of these women and their babies, new CCP research suggests.
After each clinic makeover, the use of modern family planning services there increased significantly. Renovating the environment makes it more appealing, cleaner and motivates clients to seek care at the facility.
“If there is one thing we hope you take away from today, it is that stories are a powerful way to share knowledge, and research shows they evoke empathy, create trust and lead to action,” said CCP's Tara Sullivan.
The 2018 International SBCC Summit closed Friday with excitement and inspiration and a commitment to do even better in the future to improve people’s lives around the world.
New CCP research suggests that women in districts where family planning was prioritized were significantly more likely to be using the modern contraceptive methods they wanted.
In rural Kenya in the mid-1990s, Rael Odengo had no running water, but the teen had a radio. The Youth Variety Show was her only way to get family planning information. Now, at CCP, she creates the kind of programs that shaped her youth.
Couples in Mali who spoke to one another about family planning were not only more likely to use modern contraception, but to adopt other healthy behaviors.
Some of the most rural parts of Nigeria have some of the lowest rates of contraceptive use not just in Africa, but in the entire world. A new intervention focusing on religious leaders hopes to change that.
With about 1.8 billion people in the world between the ages of 10 and 24 – the largest youth population ever – health programming needs to have a special focus on young people, making sure they have the most accurate and relevant information about HIV prevention, modern contraceptive methods and gender equality.