Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus Development and Social Services Commission mobilizes faith-based networks to promote and deliver family planning services

This program brief describes the work conducted by E2A’s grantee organization in Ethiopia—the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus Development and Social Services Commission (EECMY-DASSC)— which took place from June 2014 to June 2016.

E2A provided grants and technical assistance to faith-based organizations in Ethiopia (EECMY-DASSC), Kenya, and Uganda that are members of the African Christian Health Association Platform. The three grants supported faith-based organizations to mobilize religious leaders in support of family planning, improve the quality of community- and facility- based family planning services and referral networks, and connect service providers with religious leaders and other stakeholders to accelerate the uptake of contraceptives.


  • Authors: Salwa Bitar, Laurel Lundstrom
  • Publication date: November 2016