Jhpiego has worked in Uganda since the early 1980s, originally collaborating with Makerere University’s Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology under funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implementing several reproductive health, maternal health and HIV/AIDS projects funded by the U.S. Government and private donors. Today, Jhpiego’s vision for Uganda is to add value by innovating around existing services and institutions, enabling the country to optimize outcomes from Jhpiego’s interventions.
Jhpiego Uganda has expertise in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and has implemented innovative capacity-building and quality-improvement approaches in more than 30 districts in Uganda.
Currently, Jhpiego is implementing three projects in Uganda.
- With funding from USAID and in partnership with the Malaria Consortium, Jhpiego is working to improve the health outcomes in three regions by reducing childhood and maternal poor health and deaths due to malaria.
- With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and in partnership with Marie Stopes International, Jhpiego is implementing a two-year project aimed at expanding family planning choices through high-quality implant services.
- To address high levels of teenage pregnancy and gaps in adolescent-friendly health services, Jhpiego is implementing a pilot project that utilizes peer guides and capacity-building efforts at health facilities to meet the reproductive and maternal health needs of adolescents.
For a complete description of Jhpiego’s work in this country, click the link below.