Name of the activity: Family Planning
Country/NMO: MedSIN Sudan
Program: Maternal Health and Access to Safe Abortion
Contact information: contact [email protected] to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator
Type of the activity: Continuous Activity
Focus area: Family Planning, Contraception and Sterilisation
Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 5 (Gender Equality)
IFMSA-Egypt aspires to educate medical students about the different determinants of family planning, provide them with the needed tools and skills, and empowering them to be true advocates.This activity also contributes to the public level of awareness about family planning, debunking their myths surrounding family planning, and guides them to counseling.
Egypt is the most populous country in the Middle East and the third most populous country in Africa. The current fertility rate for Egypt in 2021 is 3.211 births per woman. The social, cultural and religious norms in Egypt cause family planning to be stigmatized.
Globally at least 222 million women who want to use safe and effective family planning methods are unable to do so because they lack access to information, services, or the support of their partners or communities.
- General population
- Healthcare Students
- General population
- Medical students
– Graduate a batch of 25-30 trainers who are well-oriented about all the aspects and determinants of Family Planning, by the end of 2023.
– Empower 100 rural women to be ambassadors for family planning awareness in their local communities, by the end of 2025.
– Reach 100k from the public and raise their level of awareness regarding Family Planning basics through online campaigns, by the end of 2024.
– Build the capacity of Local Project coordinators through competency modules based on the baseline and needs assessment made annually, by the end of 2025.
– Engage the Local Committees in the national work through competitions and other different members engagement methodologies, by the end of 2025.
– Reach 2000 of the public and educate them about the available family planning services through holding a series of physical campaigns all over Egypt, by the end of 2025.
– Update the current Family Planning Policy and use it to strengthen our external work, by the end of 2024.
– At least 25 medical students have attended a Training Of Trainers for Family Planning, and – at least 80% of them have conducted a graduation session in their Local Communities.
– At least 100 women have attended a workshop, and at least 50% of them reported a local action in their communities.
– A total reach of at least 100,000 was reached by different online campaigns.
– A competency module was conducted, with at least 70% increase in knowledge reported by Local Coordinators annually.
– At least three activities competitions were held through the project period, and at least 70% satisfaction rate regarding members’ engagement reported by the Local Coordinators.
– At least 2,000 education flyers were distributed for the public in at least 10 cities.
Family planning policy was reformed and adopted by IFMSA-Egypt General Assembly.
– Holding a Training Of Trainers with equal participation for all Local Committees.
– Follow-up with all the Local Committees’ Project Coordinators through the year, supervising their work and empowering them under supervision of the National Coordinator and Officers.
– Conducting National Online Campaign, and Empowering the LCs to make Local ones.
– Conducting National Physical Campaign, and Empowering the LCs to make Local ones
– Continuously opening a Small Working Groups to design the activities, create the content of the campaigns or making manuals.
– Call the Ministry of health to assign professional healthcare providers to be responsible for – Family planning counseling in the health units Update IFMSA-Egypt policy statement regarding Family Planning.
Plans for evaluation:
– Monitoring of all participating Local Committees through online meetings to ensure their – participation.
– LC Visits to ensure sustainability and efficacy.
– Reporting the phases which are done monthly by local coordinators during the implementation of the project through a designed template.
– Monitoring the progress through measuring the success indicators twice per year
– Annual SWOT Analysis of the activity
– Develop pre and post assessments to be filled by participants of national TOT to assess the gained knowledge and skills
– Develop an evaluation form for local workshops
– Develop pre and post assessments to be used in physical campaigns and seminars assessing the impact and change of attitude of medical students and healthcare practitioners.
– Collecting end term reports from LCs and the effect of each phase.
– Following up with key populations reached through the civil society organizations to assess the impact of our educational activities
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