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FP/RH Care in the East African Region: The role of Traditional Family Planning and Reproductive Health Practices for Continued Care

This webinar was held on June 30, 2020. If you missed it, you can watch the recording below or access the meeting recording on Zoom (Password: 3U&fm@6l)

As African countries join the world in imposing measures to prevent the spread of highly contagious COVID-19, sexual and reproductive health care continues to be impacted. Physical closure of health facilities and movement restrictions have limited access to these much-needed services.

To date, there have been quite a number of conversations around how FP/RH access has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, conversations on alternative traditional mechanisms for continued FP/RH care have not made center stage around the conversations.

Key Objectives:

  • To facilitate a conversation on the impact COVID-19 on access to FP/RH care in the East Africa region
  • To discuss the role of traditional FP/RH methods in ensuring continued self-care for women and young girls during the COVID-19 Crisis
  • To suggest policy measures in ensuring continued access to FP/RH care in times of crisis.


  • Rachel Zaslow , Executive Director of Mother Health International,  Uganda
  • Chantal Omuhozza, Executive Director of SPECTRA, Rwanda
  • Jedidah Maina – Executive Director of Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH), Kenya

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