Since 2019, Knowledge SUCCESS has been building momentum in improving access to and quality of family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) programs by strengthening knowledge management (KM) capacities among relevant stakeholders in East Africa.
In 2022, Knowledge SUCCESS collaborated with 128 Collective (formerly Preston-Werner Ventures) to conduct a rapid stock-taking exercise to document the impact of HoPE-LVB, an integrated Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) project in Kenya and Uganda. During a recent webinar, panelists shared how HoPE-LVB activities continue in the two countries.
During all stages of reproductive life, men play an important role in conversations and decisions about contraceptive use, family size, and spacing of children. Yet, even with this decision-making role, they are often left out of family planning and contraceptive programming, outreach, and education efforts.
An interview with Jostas Mwebembezi, Executive Director and Founder of The Rwenzori Center for Research and Advocacy in Uganda, which serves women, children, and adolescents in the poorest communities to help them access improved livelihoods, including better health care and education.
Katosi Women Development Trust (KWDT) is a registered Ugandan non-governmental organization that is driven by its mission to enable women and girls in rural fishing communities to effectively engage in socioeconomic and political development for sustainable livelihoods. KWDT Coordinator Margaret Nakato shares how the implementation of a fishing project under the organization’s economic empowerment thematic area is promoting gender equality and women’s meaningful participation in socioeconomic activities, especially in Uganda’s fishing space.
Wii Tuke Gender Initiative is a women- and youth-led organization in Northern Uganda’s Lira District (in the Lango sub-region) that uses technology and culture to empower women and girls from structurally silenced communities.
This week, we're featuring The Uganda Youth Alliance for Family Planning and Adolescent Health (UYAFPAH) in our FP/RH Champion Spotlight series. UYAFPAH’s primary mission is advocating for positive change in health matters that affect young people in Uganda.
Marie Stopes Uganda’s Gulu Light Outreach provides free mobile clinics that engage Northern Ugandan communities on reproductive health. Using peer-to-peer influence and outreach in markets and community centers, the team educates young people on contraceptives. It aims to spur family planning and support a culture that prioritizes the futures of its youth and the sustainability of its environment.
In July 2021, USAID’s Research for Scalable Solutions (R4S) project, led by FHI 360, released the Drug Shop Operators' Provision of Injectable Contraception manual. The handbook shows how drug shop operators can coordinate with the public health system to safely provide an expanded method mix that includes injectables, as well as training for clients on self-injection. The handbook was developed in Uganda in partnership with the National Drug Shop Task Team but can be adapted to various contexts in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Knowledge SUCCESS’ contibuting writer Brian Mutebi talked to Fredrick Mubiru, Family Planning Technical Advisor at FHI 360 and one of the key resource persons involved in the development of the handbook, about its significance and why people should use it.