Small group discussion at Drug Shops stakeholders meeting. Photo: Amanda Agaba/FHI 360
To help ensure that all Ugandans have access to quality, voluntary FP services, USAID’s Advancing Partners and Communities Project (APC) — led by JSI Research & Training Institue, Inc. and implemented by FHI 360 in Uganda — supports the Ministry of Health (MOH) to implement a comprehensive approach to community-based family planning (CBFP). APC Uganda supports a range of activities in six different technical areas.
- Chapter One: Bringing Family Planning to Communities [PDF, 914 KB]
Uganda serves as a model for developing for community-based family planning programs. This brief highlights APC Uganda’s CBFP work, including the establishment of CBFP Learning Site and Quality Improvement Collaborative to scale up this practice in 22 districts across the country.
- Chapter Two: Bringing Family Planning Services to More Young People [PDF, 1.2 MB]
APC is committed to improving young people’s access to family planning and reproductive health services. This brief highlights how APC Uganda used evidence-based models and methods to solve complex problems like adolescent pregnancy.
- Chapter Three: Transforming Gender Norms to Improve Health Outcomes with the Emanzi Program [PDF, 1.9 MB]
APC Uganda is working to improve reproductive and sexual health outcomes by promoting men’s constructive engagement in health. This brief highlights the Emanzi intervention and subsequent evaluation, which showed that male program participants had lasting improvements in gender equitable attitudes.
- Chapter Four: Developing and Executing Uganda’s Costed Implementation Plan (CIP) for FP [PDF, 2 MB]
APC Uganda supported the development, launch, and operationalization of the FP CIP in Uganda. This brief highlights how APC develops and monitors the implementation of district FP CIP plans and budgets.
- Chapter Five: Integrating FP and HIV Services in Public and Private Health Facilities [PDF, 945 KB]
Enhancing FP provision within antiretroviral therapy (ART) services is an important strategy for meeting the need for FP among sexually active women on ART. This brief highlights APC Uganda’s efforts to strengthen FP/HIV integration in private and public-sector health facilities.
- Chapter Six: Using Advocacy Successfully — Drug Shops’ Provision of Injectable Contraception in Uganda [PDF, 1.9 MB]
Training and supporting pharmacy and drug-shop staff to provide a wider variety of family planning methods and information is a promising USAID high-impact practice. This brief highlights how APC Uganda’s advocacy efforts led to policy change that permits drug shops to provide and administer injectable contraception.
- Spotlight on APC Uganda: Working with the Faith-Based Community to Increase Access to High-Quality Family Planning Services in Uganda [PDF, 871 KB]
APC Uganda’s activities have increasingly focused on improving the capacity of Ugandan religious leaders to convey FP information to their congregations— including youth—and communities while ensuring that faith-based health facilities are equipped with FP products and knowledgeable staff.
- Spotlight on APC Uganda: Strengthening Multisectoral Approaches to Increase Access to High-Quality Family Planning Services in Uganda [PDF, 719 KB]
In recognition of the importance of Ugandan stakeholder support for FP use, APC Uganda partnered with the Government of Uganda’s Ministry of Health and the National Population Council (NPC) of the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. In addition, APC Uganda developed the capacity of cultural and religious leaders and community gatekeepers to lead evidence-informed multisectoral interventions to increase FP access and uptake.