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  1. Islam and family planning

    This policy brief gives an overview of Muslim countries' policies on and support for family planning and modern contraception. It reviews Islamic jurisprudence and justifications for sanctioning family planning.

  2. Building Consensus For Family and HIV/AIDS Education in Schools

    This is the report of a National Consultative Forum with Religious Leaders on the Education Sector Response to Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Kaduna, Nigeria. The need for a National Consultative Forum arose since there was continuous resistance to the content of the Family Life HIV/AIDS Education curricula in Nigeria. The core of the resistance was from organisations who subscribe to both the Islamic and Christian faith. It was hence expedient to get the leadership of both the Islamic and Christian faith to share insights on what they were comfortable with. …

  3. AIDS Education through Imams: a spiritually motivated community effort in Uganda

    Focused on the country's Muslim community, IMAU has integrated Islamic religious values with medical information on HIV/AIDS by mobilizing Muslim leaders such as Imams. These community members make home visits to families across Uganda, offering accurate information on HIV/AIDS. This case study was produced for those interested in learning more about IMAU's community-based health efforts. It originated out of the need to increase the awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention, offer accurate information on HIV/AIDS and motivate behavioural change. …

  4. Combating HIV/AIDS in Eastern Sudan: the case for preventative action

    This paper is a contribution to the debate on preventative education concerning HIV/AIDS. It relates to a programme in eastern Sudan, an area with a largely Muslim population and a wide variety of ethnicities and cultural practices.Ockenden and its local partners began a large multi-sectoral project to fight HIV/AIDS in the eastern part of Sudan in early 2004. Focused on preventing the further increase of the disease in both Red Sea and Kassala States it has four main purposes:1. To increase awareness and knowledge of HIV/AIDS, 2. …

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