USAID and DFID funded family planning initiative launched in Uganda

Ugandan client and child
20 Sep 2012 | Family planning
A USAID and UKAID funded programme which aims to increase the contraceptive prevalence rate in Uganda was launched, today.

At a showcase event in Kasangati, Uganda, Marie Stopes Uganda and our partner the Uganda Health Marketing Group launched the Accelerating the Rise in Contraceptive Prevalence in Uganda programme.

To coincide with the launch, Janet Adongo, Marie Stopes Uganda's Capacity Building Manager, has written a blog post for the Gates Foundation's Impatient Optimist blog.

Janet writes:

When I think of the women I have met in my 5 years working for Marie Stopes Uganda, I think most of the women in deep rural areas, the women with very high fertility rates and very little access to contraception. They are the ones most in need. I think of the women who come to us after having more children than they wanted – sometimes three or four more than they hoped.

Read Janet's full blog post on the Impatient Optimist website

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