Experts At Wilson Center Event Highlight Faith-Based Family Planning Efforts

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Healthy Women, Healthy Families: Saving Money and Lives With Faith-Based Family Planning
Anuj Krishnamurthy, intern with the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Wilson Center, highlights an event held in July at the Wilson Center, during which panelists discussed the role of faith-based organizations in maternal, sexual, and reproductive health efforts, including family planning. Krishnamurthy notes, “To sustain future family planning efforts, the panelists agreed that faith-based organizations will need to remain committed to culturally attuned health care and embrace a holistic approach to reproductive health that effectively balances the interests of national governments, faith groups, development organizations, and, above all, local communities” (12/14).