New Series of DSW Fast Facts: Aid for Sexual and Reproductive Health in the New Aid Environment (Uganda)

With the publication of a new case study from Uganda, DSW has launched a new series of Fast Facts on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the New Aid Environment. http://www.euroresources.org/fast_facts/natladvocacy.html DSW's Fast Facts enable CSOs in Africa and Asia to take stock of the local impact of the new aid architecture and adapt their advocacy with national governments and international donors accordingly. Each Fast Fact is presented as a country case study and builds upon DSW's extensive experience, capacity building workshops and advocacy missions, undertaken in the context of DSW's "Euroleverage," "AHEAD for Reproductive Health" and "Healthy Action" projects. Uganda, the first case study the Fast Fact series, has one of the highest prevalence rates of teenage pregnancy in Eastern and Southern Africa, in addition to the highest total fertility rate. Notwithstanding, Uganda remains considerably far from meeting its 2001 Abuja commitment to provide 15% of its national budget to the health sector. In response to this poor progress towards achieving MDG 5, maternal and child health has for the first time become one of the four priorities of Uganda's Health Sector Strategic Plan III (HSSP III). Uganda has an active and diverse network of organisations increasingly working with the government on SRHR issues in order to reach the ambitious aims of the HSSP III on maternal and child health.

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