The Advancing Community-based Access to Injectable Contraceptives in Uganda project builds on WellShare’s 30-plus year history improving the health of rural, Ugandan women. WellShare is working in two districts to scale up provision of community based family planning methods, including injectable contraceptives. The unmet need for family planning among married women in Uganda is 34%. This program expands access to family planning in Iganga and Kumi Districts and ensures a wider method choice through:
- Capacity building of district staff, health workers and village health teams
- Training village health teams to deliver family planning counseling and short term family planning methods at community level to bring services closer to rural men and women of reproductive age, and,
- Mentoring district staff and health workers to provide ongoing support to village health teams for sustainable, community-level health services and ensure sustainability of community based family planning services through public health systems after the program ends
*This project is implemented by WellShare International, agreement APC-GM-0041, through Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-12-00047, beginning October 1, 2012.