Uganda Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan, 2015–2020

The Government of Uganda (GOU) has committed to reducing unmet need for family planning (FP) to 10 percent and increasing the modern contraceptive prevalence rate to 50 percent by 2020. The full implementation of the Uganda Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan, 2015–2020 (FP-CIP) by the GOU and partners will enable Uganda to reach these ambitious goals.
Strategic priorities were identified to ensure that the current gaps in family planning in Uganda are adequately addressed:
• Priority # 1: Increase age-appropriate information, access, and use of family planning amongst young people, ages 10–24 years
• Priority # 2: Promote and nurture change in social and individual behaviour to address myths, misconceptions, and side effects and improve acceptance and continued use of family planning to prevent unintended pregnancies
• Priority # 3: Implement task sharing to increase access, especially for rural and underserved populations
• Priority # 4: Mainstream implementation of family planning policy, interventions, and delivery of services in multisectoral domains to facilitate a holistic contribution to social and economic transformation
• Priority # 5: Improve forecasting, procurement, and distribution and ensure full financing for commodity security in the public and private sectors
Uganda’s goal of reaching 50 percent of women who are married or in union with modern contraceptive methods is ambitious and must be matched with commensurate support in the areas of human resources, financing, and political commitment from national to community levels throughout the country.
The cost of the total plan is 622 billion Uganda shillings (UGX) or $235 million USD between 2015 and 2020, which will increase the number of women in Uganda currently using modern contraception from approximately 1.7 million users currently in 2014 to 3.7 million in 2020. Between 2015 and 2020, the annual cost of the plan is about $39 million USD. The interventions, activities, and accompanying costs in this plan will help the GOU and partners to mobilise resources and monitor the implementation of Uganda’s family planning programme.

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