WellShare International

WellShare International, founded in 1979, has a mission to advance sustainable community health around the world. WellShare applies a holistic approach that builds effective partnerships, engages community health workers to bridge the gap between communities and the formal health sector, rigorously evaluates outcomes, and promotes long-term sustainability. WellShare reaches its goal of healthy people through a focus on health education, transfer of simple technologies, and connecting people to timely and appropriate health resources. In Uganda, WellShare has actively expanded the national focus on community-based family planning including community-based delivery of short term family planning methods, including condoms, pills, injectable contraceptives and emergency contraceptive pills. In Tanzania, WellShare promotes post-partum family planning through trained community-based health workers.

Grants Received

GM-0041: Expanding Community-based Access to Injectable Contraception

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    Award Period:
    January 01, 2014 to December 31, 2015

 Country: Uganda  |  Associated APC Country Office: USA - Washington, DC

Community Health Matters Focus Area:

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), WellShare International advances CBA2I programming by scaling-up access to CBA2I services in Uganda through capacity building, training and mentoring, and sharing lessons learned with stakeholders. The project works closely with government officials to ensure country ownership and sustainability of activities.

Keywords: Uganda, CBA2I, family planning, injectable contraceptives, training

GM-0047: Integration of Family Planning Services into Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Programs, Food Assistance Programs, or other Non-health Sector Programs

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    Award Period:
    February 01, 2014 to September 30, 2015

 Country: Uganda  |  Associated APC Country Office: USA - Washington, DC

Community Health Matters Focus Area:

Through a grant awarded under APC, WellShare International integrates family planning (FP) services into their SHAP project to improve the social environment for FP services and positive reproductive health behaviors in the Arua District of Uganda. The project increases access to and knowledge of FP and improves the quality of FP services in the region.

Keywords: Uganda, family planning, maternal and child health