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WHY FAITH+FAMILY PLANNING PROJECT IN KYENJOJO DISTRICT. Access to accurate FP information is a huge determinant for uptake of FP services, something that residents of Kyenjojo District in Western Uganda do not have. Almost half of women in this particularly poor rural area have not seen FP messages of any kind in the previous six months ( Kyenjojo District Health Department).  As a result, use of modern contraceptives stands at a mere 18.5%, while fertility rate is at seven births per woman and unskilled birth deliveries are on the rise ( UDHS, 2006).Kyenjojo district is sufficiently covered with religious structures of various faiths. However, religious leaders do not use existing platforms and regular contacts with followers to mitigate longstanding beliefs against FP practices in the communities.  Religious leaders avoid speaking to young people about healthy sexuality by virtue of their age. Faith-owned health facilities (which are majority in the area) not to provide FP info


Western Uganda FBO Network is an umbrella network for FBOs  and duly  constituted by FBOs working in Western Uganda.  Our role is to complement Government programs in order to improve the wellbeing of people in Uganda, especially the marginalized (MARPS), in line with the national policies to eradicate poverty and bring about human rights respect and social cohesion using faith structures. The network has undertaken number of innovations aimed at improving family health and wellbeing at district and sub district levels availing ability and effectiveness to undertake effective advocacy to influence the policies, programs and practices of Institutions and other Development partners for the benefit of the poor and marginalized, using Faith to create awareness, debate, develop consensus and to systematically follow up on key issues of interest to our communities. Western Uganda FBO Network was formed to enhance networking, effectiveness and unity to cooperate on social and economic issues