Social-Economic factors still affecting the Uptake of contraceptives.

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

What’s the solution to teenage pregnancies?

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

Short term consultancy – Expert on laboratory standardization and harmonization

We need an expert on laboratory standardization and harmonization to join our upcoming project for a short (30 days) period. The minimum requirements are: 10 years post qualification experience including working with the public sector in a developing country for at least 5 years Experience in laboratory standardization and harmonization, conversant with WHO and Maputo… Read More

Uganda National Family Planning Conference 2017 – Low understanding of the importance of Family Planning drives the High Fertility rate in Uganda

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

FP partners meeting held at Ministry of Health on Alternative Distribution Strategy

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

Counseling on side effects of Family Planning Services remains low in Uganda

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

Vacancy Announcement: Research Analyst – medicines procurement and supply management

Access Global Ltd (AGL) is a private limited company based in Uganda to provide consultancy and research services focused on supply chains for health. AGL joins this space with unique knowledge of the local context for health commodity security in the developing world. Based in Uganda, we are committed to forge linkages with like minded… Read More

Appropriate Technical Specifications enhance user experience

This high end microscope was delivered for use in a Rural Health Facility without access to Electricity. The technical specifications of the microscope did not require that it could work without electricity (using natural light). In the absence of this option, the innovative Health worker used a hand held mirror! Appropriate technical specifications at initiation… Read More