Raising awareness on the impact of large families on natural resources
FAMILY PLANNING AND SEXUAL HEALTH IN MALAWI, AFRICA
We’re raising awareness with couples, community groups and schools about the effects of large families on natural resources.
MALAWIAN FAMILIES CURRENTLY HAVE
AN AVERAGE OF FIVE CHILDREN
COUPLES ARE BEING ENCOURAGED TO
DISCUSS THE BENEFITS OF SMALLER FAMILIES
DEMONSTRATING THE IMPACT OF POPULATION
GROWTH ON MALAWI’S RESOURCES
Family Planning in Malawi, Africa
Achievements and Future Plans
We are helping to change peoples’ views on family size, which not only directly impacts the health and well-being of families, but also contributes to better conservation of natural resources, so that the environment benefits as a result. We are educating couples about the contraceptive choices available to them, how they work and the side effects to each one, and we are helping couples to build stronger partnerships and work together more. We hope to extend the reach of the project to a wider area and test whether the methods we are using can be replicated and establish whether more communities are keen to adopt a change for a better future.
How We Work
We are working in local schools and with different community groups to highlight the problems arising from having large families and the impact on Malawi, its resources and on financial security.
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Why It Is So Important
What We Have Achieved
How We Work
The Project's Future
COMMUNITIES LEARN ABOUT EQUAL PARTNERSHIPS AND SHARING RESPONSIBILITIES
MIDWIVES TALK TO WOMEN ABOUT FAMILY PLANNING AND THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
MEN ARE KEEN TO UNDERSTAND THE
BENEFITS OF A SMALLER FAMILY
This project addresses the following Sustainable Development Goals: