CASE STUDY: Taking Injectable Contraceptives to Villages in Uganda

Originally written October 2011

The Uganda Ministry of Health approved an amendment on September 20, 2010, to allow community health workers within village health teams to provide injectable contraceptives in the National Policy Guidelines and Service Standards for Sexual and Reproductive Health. FHI 360 (then Family Health International) and Advance Family Planning (AFP) coordinated advocacy efforts beginning in July 2010 to engage the Ministry’s senior management and consequently amend the policy. At the time, the approval demonstrated the Ministry of Health’s (MoH’s) commitment to address women’s need for greater access to contraception, including injectable contraceptives. Why is this important, what has happened as a result, and what more needs to be done?

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