Engaging men in health education (2) Engaging religious leaders in sexual & reproductive health

20 November, 2019

As always, your insights are much appreciated, Dr. Ana. [http://www.hifa.org/dgroups-rss/reuters-cost-stop-women-dying-childbirth...

I attended the International Conference on Population and Development last week in Nairobi, and there was some sentiment that training religious leaders is ineffective, especially in sexual & reproductive health topics -- that they will say what you want to hear in the trainings and then preach the same messages back in the community. Could you share with us what you felt was particularly successful in the implementation of your work with religious bodies and men in Nigeria?

HIFA profile: Amelia Abdelrazik is the Portfolio & Impact Manager at Preston-Werner Ventures, a San Francisco-based foundation looking to create scalable impact at the intersection of climate change and social justice. Amelia specializes in sexual reproductive health and rights, focusing on family planning information & access. She is currently based in Cairo, Egypt. She is a member of the HIFA working group on Family Planning and the HIFA wg on Community Health Workers.

http://www.hifa.org/support/members/amelia

http://www.hifa.org/projects/family-planning

apabdelrazik AT gmail.com