August 12, 2015

In Senegal, Young Religious Leaders Promote the Value of Family Planning

This post was originally published by IntraHealth on Tumblr here. Reposted with permission.

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Imam Moussé Fall and Imam Cheikh Omar Seck from the Reseau d’Islam et Population (Islam and Population Network) speak in a classroom next to the Khar Yalla Mosque in Dakar, Senegal.

The network helps educate young imams, or Islamic community and worship leaders, in Senegal on the benefits of family planning and its connection to the values and teachings of Islam.

In Senegal, IntraHealth is partnering with religious leaders to train community-based religious mediators and health educators to promote the benefits of family planning and dispel myths.

Learn more about the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative in Senegal.

Photo by Vince Blaser for IntraHealth International. The Urban Reproductive Health Initiative or Initiative Sénégalaise de Santé Urbaine is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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