MenCare presents new series of guides for engaging men in maternal, newborn, and child health and in sexual and reproductive health and rights

A couple and child with a health professional in Rwanda. Photo by Perttu Saralampi for Promundo-US.

A couple and child with a health professional in Rwanda. Photo by Perttu Saralampi for Promundo-US.

MenCare’s global co-coordinator Promundo is adapting a series of guides for use by MenCare partners around engaging men in maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) and in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The guides will outline the rationale for and approaches to engaging men in MNCH and SRHR, providing best practices for designing and implementing male engagement interventions, and for driving targeted advocacy and outreach efforts.

The first guide, Male Engagement in Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health/Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, is currently available online. Additional guides are forthcoming, including those with a focus on advocacy, communications, and engaging religious leaders.

The guides were originally developed by Plan International Canada and Promundo for the Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and Children (SHOW) Program, funded by Global Affairs Canada.

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