Some of Population Related Activities

HPP-supported Population Weekends: The USAID-funded Health Policy Project (HPP), has been working in a complementary effort with religious leaders to engage them as community advocates for family planning in Malawi, most notably through “Population Weekend” events. The idea behind is that religious leaders integrate family planning population messages in their sermons and routine activities. In […]

Role of Religious Leaders in Shaping Health Seeking Behavior

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the important role that religious leaders (RLs) and faith communities play in shaping health-seeking behavior. Religious leaders are often influencers of morality and ethics, defining what is prescribed or proscribed by a faith. This is particularly relevant with respect to family planning and population issues […]

Benefits of Engaging Religious Leaders

When faith leaders understand population issues, they can convey messages to the majority considering that 97% of Malawians are affiliated to a religion of some kind. This can ensure a significant impact of population and development efforts in the country. Moreover, as religious leaders have readily available audiences, utilizing that opportunity to educate the masses about the […]