Project Example

Adapting the Framework: The Swaziland Experience

The Swaziland Ministry of Health was interested in adapting the Strategic Communication Framework for Hormonal Contraceptive Methods and Potential HIV-Related Risks . The outcomes of several meetings on this subject resulted in an agreement that the MOH would:

  • Encourage dual protection rather than distributing information on inconclusive studies – Important to strengthen family planning counseling in this regard; any materials produced should stress the importance of dual protection
  • Remember that it is still important for providers to understand the risks and they should be made aware of the concerns around some hormonal contraception; information should be provided in trainings and guidelines for providers

The team

Made updates to the National Family Planning Guidelines

Made updates to the Family Planning Training Manual for providers

Adapted materials from the South Africa ZAZI campaign on dual protection

Source: Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019