Engaging religious leaders and faith communities in family planning advocacy is an effective way to improve domestic investments in Family Planning and get people of faith involved in Maternal and Child Health. The Churches Health Association of Zambia is a network of Catholic and Protestant Church health institutions. It has successfully advocated from 2015 to 2017 to allow community-based distributors to deliver injectable contraceptives, greatly increasing access in Zambia. There are now clear policy guidelines and a national database of community-based distributors who have been trained to deliver injectables.
For more information, Christian Connections for International Health and Faith to Action Network have developed a case story of this work. Read the full story here: Case: CCIH and CHAZ advocacy in Zambia