On 7th February 2018, Family Planning Budget Advocacy Group held a meeting at Imperial Royale Hotel attended by various stakeholders including; National Population Council, Network of African Women Ministers and Parliamentarians Uganda Chapter, Action Group for Health, Naguru Teenage Center, Uganda Women’s Network, Uganda Youth Network, Coalition For Health Promotion and Social Development, Uganda Family… Read More
Family planning is when couples control when to become pregnant through the use of family planning methods (Contraceptives).In the old days, couples gave birth to large numbers of children regardless of their inability to provide for them. However in the current times couples are encouraged to only give birth to children they can cater… Read More
With exception of the myths and side effects, social-economic factors such as education levels and religious beliefs are some of the reasons that have been long associated to the low contraceptive uptake. Educated women are easier to sensitize on contraceptive use than the uneducated. Likewise couples subscribing to beliefs of particular religions that preach against… Read More
Teenage pregnancy has always been a long term challenge in Uganda threatening the economic development of the country as a number of school going girl- child reduces due to various complications that encompass it. A cultural leader in Dokolo district Christopher Odwee once commented that without education Uganda will not achieve its development goals which… Read More
Uganda held the 2nd National Family Planning Conference at Serena Hotel On 26th and 27th of September 2017 under the theme “Universal access to Family Planning (FP) for healthier and empowered communities towards social and economic development.” The conference was to enlighten participants about family planning and Reproductive Health services to eradicate poverty from Uganda… Read More
On 15th August 25, 2017 a meeting of Partners working to support FP was convened at the Ministry of Health headquarters with the aim of planning wider dissemination of the Uganda Alternative Distribution Strategy for contraceptives and selected Reproductive Health (RH) commodities. The strategy aims at availing public contraceptives and selected RH commodities through non… Read More
At a breakfast meeting organized by Makerere school of Public Health at Serena Hotel on 17th August 2017, information was disseminated on the PMA2020 round 5 survey findings on Family Planning Services. The survey is conducted using questionnaires to households, health services and women. The survey results show an increase in uptake of Family Planning… Read More
Managing side effects of Family Planning may be a challenge to health workers. Here is a guide previously published by the Ministry of Health – Pocket guide managing side effects of Family Planning – this is shared for quick reference but a more recent and official copy may be sought from the Ministry of Health.