Interventions to Reduce FGM in African Countries. Do They Work?

To coincide with International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (6 February), the Campbell Collaboration has interviewed author Rigmor Berg. In our new video, she discusses FGM research and the Campbell systematic review co-authored with Eva Denison – “Interventions to reduce the prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting in African countries”.

Rigmor speaks about the findings of this review, and the implications for researchers, policy makers and funders. How does one measure the success of interventions to reduce FGM prevalence, and why do some interventions appear to be more effective than others? 


Rigmor talks us through the methodological choices she and Eva made when undertaking this research, and shares her ideas about how to make FGM prevention programmes more effective.

Rigmor Berg is a Researcher at the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Norway. Eva Denison, her co-author, is a Senior Researcher who is also based at the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services. The review was made possible by funding from 3ie.

The Campbell Collaboration is committed to facilitating the dissemination of our findings and to exploring ways to facilitate the use of our research. We believe that by doing so, we can help individuals and organizations make better, evidence-based choices and decisions. This interview is the second in our series of discussions and updates about our work, and further interviews will be released throughout 2015.

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