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POPLINE provides access to 380,000 carefully selected publications and resources related to family planning and reproductive health
What is the promising high-impact practice in family planning (HIPs) for social and behavior change?
Engage and mobilize communities in group dialogue and action to promote healthy sexual relationships.
This new HIP brief describes the evidence on and experience with community group engagement (CGE) interventions that aim to foster healthy sexual and reproductive health (SRH) behaviors. The distinguishing characteristic of CGE interventions from other social and behavior change (SBC) interventions is that they work with and through community groups to influence individual behaviors and/or social norms rather than shifting behavior by targeting individuals alone. Specifically, community support can shift individual behaviors, including contraceptive behaviors, either by changing norms or individual knowledge and attitudes.
How does a population advisor working in a non-academic setting survive without access to a library or subscription databases? Eltigani E. Eltigani, Senior Population Advisor assigned to the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Economy and Planning by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, uses the free POPLINE resource not only to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the field, but also for assistance in many of his daily tasks.
Maintained by the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, POPLINE comprises the world’s most in-depth collection of population, family planning, and related reproductive health and development literature. Through POPLINE, program managers, policy makers, and advisors like Eltigani gain access to scientific articles, technical publications, unpublished documents, and project reports that inform their program design and advocacy methods.
Since first discovering POPLINE nearly 30 years ago while working on his Demography PhD from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Eltigani has been a committed user. “For me personally, I wouldn’t be able to function as a professional without POPLINE,” he noted. Whenever he has a new project, POPLINE is always the starting point in his research process. For example, while working in Egypt on a paper comparing population transition in Egypt and Tunisia, he found a great deal of literature in POPLINE on population policy and programs in Tunisia that ultimately led to his publication, “Toward replacement fertility in Egypt and Tunisia.”
Eltigani is currently focusing on demonstrating the necessity of increasing female participation in the labor force to reap the benefits of the demographic dividend in Saudi Arabia. He plans to continue using POPLINE in the future for both his research activities and his daily work.
Global Health: Science and Practice (GHSP) is pleased to announce publication of a special supplement, “Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Crucial to Meeting Unmet Need Goals by 2020: Key Papers From the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning,” in collaboration with the Gates Institute. Comprised of 11 articles presented at the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning held in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, the supplement focuses on the benefits and challenges of delivering LARC services and addresses a range of cross-cutting topics, from mentoring, supervision, and task sharing to quality of care, vouchers, postpartum family planning, and family planning service delivery in fragile environments.
According to James D. Shelton, editor-in-chief of GHSP, and Anne E. Burke, co-guest editor of the supplement, “This special issue of GHSP provides testimony to the remarkable rise in the popularity of LARCs … . In the context of availability of a wide range of other methods, provision of LARCs can be the linchpin in the effort to attain FP2020 goals to meet the contraceptive needs of millions of people.”