FACT Project Formative Research: EDEAN
The FACT Project’s “Emorikinos Daadang Etogogogitoth Alatanakithi Ngidwe (EDEAN)” solution will be developed and tested in the Karamoja sub-region of Uganda. The name means “Let’s Come Together and Strengthen Child Spacing”, and was selected by Karamojng community members. The Karamoja region is undergoing rapid transition due to a variety of factors and the Karamojong appear to be increasingly receptive to new information and innovation on health that benefits the whole community. These cultural shifts offer an opportunity introduce fertility awareness information. At the same time, long standing cultural beliefs and practices must be respectfully addressed and built upon to increase fertility awareness and FP use.