In the manual we use the Intervention Mapping (IM) model; a stepwise way of developing and implementing health promotion programmes. IM can be used to design interventions targeting various health problems, such as smoking, vascular diseases, cancer, or mental health problems. In this manual we use the experiences of WPF and partner organisations in using IM to plan sexuality education aiming at the promotion of young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, including prevention of HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections, early pregnancy and sexual harassment. The manual is a practical guide based on the more theoretical book ‘Planning Health Promotion Programs; An Intervention Mapping Approach’.
We have designed this manual primarily for project officers and project staff of governmental organisations (GO’s) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), working in developing countries on the topic of young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Other users of this manual can be researchers of universities and research institutes, as well as research-consultants who are collaborating with NGOs/ GO’s in curriculum development. Ideally, governmental organisations, NGOs and research institutes collaborate on project planning, each contributing with their own expertise.