Reproductive Health Uganda

RHU is a national, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO).

It is affiliated with the International Planned Parenthood Federation, a leading international NGO promoting and providing sexual and reproductive health and rights globally. RHU is the pioneer of family planning services in Uganda and is the lead NGO in the provision of family planning services in the country. RHU is the local implementer of AFP activities 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

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

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

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
2015

AFP and PMA2020 Joint Policy Brief: Sustain Uganda’s Progress by Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy in the Districts

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

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
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
2015

TASK SHARING SURGICAL METHODS OF CONTRACEPTION: A CASE STUDY OF CLINICAL OFFICERS IN UGANDA

The overall objective of this assessment, TASK SHARING SURGICAL METHODS OF CONTRACEPTION: A CASE STUDY OF CLINICAL OFFICERS IN UGANDA, was to...
Makerere University School of Public Health
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 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

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

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

Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU)

Jackson Chekweko

Executive Director, Reproductive Health Uganda

+256 (414) 540 658

Simon Richard Mugenyi

Advocacy and Communication Manager, Reproductive Health Uganda

+256 414 540 657

Simon Richard Mugenyi is a seasoned forward-looking SRHR advocate, with a wide experience in different fields that include: communication, advocacy, social accountability, human rights and community empowerment spanning over 10 years. Richard has been coordinating the AFP intervention at RHU for the last three years. He has worked with citizens and engaged leaders and decision makers at different levels resulting into increased FP/RH funding, commodity security, policy formulation and implementation and fronting citizens’ voices to shrink barriers to quality health services delivery. Richard has previously worked with the media in Uganda, AMREF Health Africa in Uganda and World Vision Uganda.

 

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