Findings from our research on financing family planning (FP) commodities in Uganda are quite revealing for service provision, business and policy:

  1. The universe of need (UON) for FP increased from 2014 to 2016
  2. The extent to which the UON was met by supplies available in-country was below one percent for all commodities, on average.
  3. The commercial value of all FP commodities distributed in Uganda per year declined from United States dollar (US$)89,175,917 in 2013–2014 to US$81,112,086 in 2014–2015 and decreased further in 2015–2016 to US$21,128,815.
  4. The total quantity of male condoms and implants distributed in-country during the period 2014 to 2016 decreased and the quantity of intrauterine devices (IUDs), injectables, female condoms, emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs), and combined oral pills increased.

Please check out our working paper published by MEASURE Evaluation: https://www.measureevaluation.org/resources/publications/wp-18-207

About the Author: Albert Kalangwa is a Pharmacist and Director of Research and Consulting at AGL. He is a Doctoral candidate at Maastricht School of Management exploring why stock-out and expiration of medicines occur in developing countries.

 

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