Evidence to Action (E2A) is working with Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) to strengthen referral mechanisms and increasing facility providers’ participation in Family Planning (FP) outreach events that include FP promotion and insertion of long acting contraceptive methods that require more client resources to access.
This is a 24 months from 8th April 2014 to 30th June 2016 with the aim of increasing access, availability and choices of family planning and thereby improve maternal and child health outcomes. The project will strengthen both facility and community-based services through provider training and demand generation in the catchment areas of nine (9) UPMB health facilities spread geographically across the country. These nine facilities include PAG Mission Health Centre IV in Lira district; Amuca SDA Centre III and Amai Hospital in Amolatar district; New Life Medical Centre in Kitgum, JOY Medical Centre Ndeeba, St. Stephens Hospital and Kireka SDA Centre II in Kampala, Ngora Hospital in Ngora district and Kumi Hospital in Kumi district. The participating health facilities will be able to make modern FP methods widely accessible through multiple service delivery channels referring to evidence-based technical guidance and providing client-centered services.
The following strategies will be used to achieve the project goal:
- Improving access to quality FP services at the facility level and in the communities by building capacity of facility-based health workers, community health workers and religious leaders
- Strengthening the capacity of facilities to improve the CPR by at least 5% per year for modern FP methods
- Generating and disseminating knowledge and evidence-based interventions for the expansion of FP access and choices.