HIP strategic plan - Strengthening Engagement of Faith Actors in Family Planning

23 January, 2023

IBPnetwork: Public Comment Period Open for new HIP SPG Faith Actors in

Family Planning (English, Français, Português, Español and Arabic)

The High Impact Practices (HIPs) (https://www.fphighimpactpractices.org/) are a set of evidence-based family planning practices vetted by global experts against specific criteria and documented in an easy-to-use format.

HIPs are identified based on demonstrated magnitude of impact on contraceptive use and potential application in a wide range of settings.

Evidence of replicability, scalability, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness are also considered. HIPs are categorized as Service Delivery, Social and Behavior Change, or Enabling Environment.

In early 2020, the WHO/IBP Network and Knowledge SUCCESS Project launched an effort to support organizations to share their experiences using High Impact Practices (HIPs) and WHO Guidelines and Tools (https://www.fphighimpactpractices.org/who-ibp-network-implementation-sto...) in Family Planning and Reproductive Health Programming.

Interestingly the director of our science Nebula lectures, for 11, 12 and 13 year old students, at a North of England school clearly expresses to students that some science and life studies are capable of examination from viewpoints both of Faith and of science. This seems to work well. Hopefully the accurate up to date HIP Family Planning facts can be made available and addressed directly to faith leaders as well as to health care professionals and citizens and the aith leaders can help interpret the "science" to their congregation's faith context?

"The HIP Partnership has drafted a new Strategic Planning Guide (SPG) that is now available for public comment. The SPG, titled, “Strengthening Engagement of Faith Actors in Family Planning,” is intended to lead program managers, planners, national policy makers, and other stakeholders through a strategic process to strengthen engagement of faith actors in family planning. For the first time, the Partnership worked with writers to translate the draft into four different languages: Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. Please review the brief in your preferred language here- https://www.fphighimpactpractices.org/guides/draft-for-comment-strengthe... and

provide comments in the associated Google Form by Friday, January 27th."


HIFA Profile: Richard Fitton is a retired family doctor - GP. Professional interests: Health literacy, patient partnership of trust and implementation of healthcare with professionals, family and public involvement in the prevention of modern lifestyle diseases, patients using access to professional records to overcome confidentiality barriers to care, patients as part of the policing of the use of their patient data

Email address: richardpeterfitton7 AT gmail.com