Partners in Population Development, Africa Regional Office

Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO) has a deep commitment to improving the reproductive health and rights in collaborating and partner countries, in strategic partnership with NGOs and other civil society organizations. The Africa Regional Office links African member countries who each have a strong commitment to the partnership's vision -- a continent that meets its reproductive health needs, promotes the population and development agenda and thereby addresses poverty, through South-South cooperation. 

With Advance Family Planning, PPD ARO provides a platform for the promotion of and resource mobilization for reproductive health, population and development in Africa through three elements:

  1. policy dialogue;
  2. networking and building strategic partnerships in the region;
  3. sharing of experiences and good practices.
2015

Uganda District Working Guide: Prioritizing Family Planning in Local Government Planning and Budgeting Processes

A guide for engaging local governments at the sub-national level in Uganda.

2015

CASE STUDY: Finding Alternative Pathways for Contraceptive Commodities to Reach Users

Source: AFP

In Uganda, the private sector provides the majority (60%) of contraceptive services. The ability of the private sector to meet users’ needs depends upon the strength of the public supply chain system. Until recently, private sector facilities experienced frequent stock-outs. Supply chain operations favored public sector needs, and private sector access to supplies was limited.

Beginning in 2011, with technical support from Advance Family Planning and others, family planning stakeholders came together to address the supply chain bottleneck. Together with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and donors, they developed an innovative strategy called “alternative distribution” to provide supplies more consistently and efficiently to private sector facilities. At first the system worked well, but with no formal agreement in place, by 2014 its’ future looked uncertain.

A sustained advocacy effort over a period of six months led to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Uganda and the Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) to formalize the alternative distribution strategy. The MOU is a critical step in validating roles and responsibilities to ensure the program continues, commodities remain available, and Uganda is able to meet the demand of its contraceptive users.

2015

ÉTUDE DE CAS: La Conférence Nationale d’Ouganda sur la Planification Familiale amène les districts à renouveler leurs engagements

Source: AFP

La Conférence Nationale d’Ouganda sur la Planification Familiale, tenue en juillet 2014, a encouragé trois districts à renouveler leurs engagements en faveur de la planification familiale et à établir une feuille de route pour atteindre les objectifs fixés.

AFP Resources
Date Title Source
2016

étud de cas: Trouver des voies alternatives pour que les commodités contraceptives arrivent aux mains des utilisatrices en Ouganda

En Ouganda, le secteur privé fournit la majorité (60%) des services de contraception. La capacité du secteur privé à répondre aux besoins des...
Advance Family Planning
2014

Ensuring Access to Family Planning for All in Uganda

This document highlights Uganda's FP2020 commitment and the advocacy and policy priorities for Advance Family Planning.
Advance Family Planning
2014

Tanzanian NGOs and Government Open Door to Improve Contraceptive Supply System

On October 24, 2012, the MoHSW authorized new accountability guidelines allowing non-governmental organizations to access contraceptive commodities...
AFP
2014

Addressing Contraceptive Stock-outs Caused by Procurement Delays in Tanzania

In August 2013, the Government of Tanzania approved a major change in how it purchases contraceptives in an effort to ensure a consistent flow of...
AFP
2014

Ugandan Parliament Sharpens Focus on Family Planning through Passage of National Population Council Bill

On July 23, 2013, the Parliament of Uganda passed the National Population Council Bill 2011, which will create a new, autonomous government body to...
AFP
2013

Reproductive Health Financing for Uganda: Commitment to Action

To ensure that increased budget commitments for reproductive health commodities in Uganda are sustainable and that funds are disbursed and fully...
AFP Uganda 2013
2013

2013 Priorities and Breaking News: Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office

This is a presentation given by Jotham Musinguzi, Regional Director of Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO) at...
PPD ARO; AFP
Other Resources
Date Title Source
2016

Youth Consultation on Reproductive Health Supplies, Uganda

The first formal consultation of youth-led organizations was held in Kampala in collaboration with Allied Youth Initiative-Uganda in the offices of...
Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition
AFP Resources
Date Title Source
2016

étud de cas: Trouver des voies alternatives pour que les commodités contraceptives arrivent aux mains des utilisatrices en Ouganda

En Ouganda, le secteur privé fournit la majorité (60%) des services de contraception. La capacité du secteur privé à répondre aux besoins des...
Advance Family Planning
2015

Uganda’s National Population Council is inaugurated; Dr. Jotham Musinguzi is Director General

The National Population Council of Uganda was inaugurated on November 24, 2015. The autonomous government body will oversee the country’s population...
2015

CASE STUDY: Finding Alternative Pathways for Contraceptive Commodities to Reach Users

In Uganda, the private sector provides the majority (60%) of contraceptive services. The ability of the private sector to meet users’ needs depends...
AFP
2015

Uganda District Working Guide: Prioritizing Family Planning in Local Government Planning and Budgeting Processes

A guide for engaging local governments at the sub-national level in Uganda.

For More Information

Patrick Mugirwa

Program Officer
Telephone: +254 414 705 446

Diana Nambatya Nsubuga
Associate Program Officer
Telephone: +256 414 705 446

Diana Nambatya Nsubuga

Associate Programme Officer, Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office

+256 (414) 705 446

Ms. Nambatya is an Associate Programme Officer at the Partners in Population and Development Africa Regional Office. She is a demographer with a Master of Science in Population and Reproductive Health from Makerere University, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management at Uganda Management Institute and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Population Studies from Makerere University. Previously Ms. Nambatya worked with the Population Secretariat in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Uganda where she served as the National Programme Officer in the Family Health Department. Ms. Nambatya has a deep passion and commitment to reproductive health, population and development. She has written and presented a number of papers and articles on male involvement in family planning service provision, integration of RH in HIV/AIDS, adolescent sexual reproductive health, maternal mortality in Uganda and the need to plan for Uganda’s increasing population. She has also been involved in advocacy with members of Parliament as well as behavior change communication (BCC) interventions on family planning, maternal health and HIV/AIDS programmes in communities.

Patrick Mugirwa

Programme Officer at the Partners in Population and Development Africa Regional Office

Patrick is a Programme Officer at the Partners in Population and Development Africa Regional Office. He has over 8 years of practical experience in designing, implementing and evaluating development programs including education, health, sexual and reproductive health, family planning and HIV/ AIDS. He spearheaded the development of the Uganda AFFORD Performance Monitoring Plan and oversaw its implementation as a Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at AFFORD/UHMG. His strengths include social research and analysis, monitoring and evaluation, impact assessments. He holds a post graduate diploma in Project Cycle Management from Maastricht School of Management, The Netherlands; a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Economic Policy and Planning from Makerere University, Uganda.

 

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