Beginning in July, 2010, Family Health International (FHI) and Advance Family Planning (AFP) coordinated an advocacy effort to urge the Ugandan Ministry of Health (UMOH) to amend the National Policy Guidelines and Service Standards for Sexual and Reproductive Health to allow community health workers within Village Health Teams to provide injectable contraceptives. A series of advocacy activities to engage UMOH senior management resulted in the approval of the addendum to the policy guidelines. This new policy demonstrates the UMOH’s commitment to address women’s need for greater access to contraception, including injectable contraceptives.
WHGI Publications & Resources
Case Study: Taking Injectable Contraceptives to Villages an Advocacy Case Study in Uganda
Publication Year: 2011
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