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Uganda

Since the 1980s, we have worked in these technical areas:

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Malaria Prevention and Treatment

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Infection Prevention and Control

Our impact

  • Use of Jhpiego’s Helping Mothers Survive package resulted in a 62% reduction in newborn deaths, 47% reduction in retained placenta, 34% reduction in fresh stillbirths and 17% reduction in postpartum hemorrhage (all per 1,000 births and comparing the six-month intervention period to the nine-month post-intervention period).
  • 15 districts and 160 facilities have an increased capacity to deliver high-quality postpartum family services, resulting in over 80,000 couple years of protection for women.
  • Based on Jhpiego’s successful implementation and demonstration of its low-dose, high-frequency learning approach, the Ugandan Ministry of Health has recognized this approach as the preferred alternative training approach for the country.

Current programs


  • Malaria Action Program for Districts

    The goal of this five-year initiative, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, is to improve the health status of the Ugandan population by reducing childhood and maternal morbidity and mortality due to malaria. To achieve this goal, the program will ensure: 1) implementation of effective malaria prevention programs in support of the National Malaria Control Strategy; 2) implementation of effective malaria diagnosis and treatment activities in support of the strategy; and 3) capacity-building of the National Malaria Control Program, Regional Performance Monitoring Teams and District Health Management Teams to effectively manage and sustain malaria activities.

  • The Challenge Initiative

    The Challenge Initiative (TCI), which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, focuses on scaling up the success in increasing family planning (FP) access under the Tupange Urban Reproductive Health Initiative. TCI aims to assist Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to scale up FP services to reach additional women and girls over the next three to five years. TCI will break ground in developing a technical assistance model that incentivizes governments and local and global donors to buy into the most successful and high-impact FP interventions, rapidly adapt these interventions to the local context and support counties and districts to efficiently scale them up through targeted technical assistance. For more information, visit here: https://tciurbanhealth.org.

Current programs

Malaria Action Program for Districts

The goal of this five-year initiative, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, is to improve the health status of the Ugandan population by reducing childhood and maternal morbidity and mortality due to malaria. To achieve this goal, the program will ensure: 1) implementation of effective malaria prevention programs in support of the National Malaria Control Strategy; 2) implementation of effective malaria diagnosis and treatment activities in support of the strategy; and 3) capacity-building of the National Malaria Control Program, Regional Performance Monitoring Teams and District Health Management Teams to effectively manage and sustain malaria activities.

The Challenge Initiative

The Challenge Initiative (TCI), which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, focuses on scaling up the success in increasing family planning (FP) access under the Tupange Urban Reproductive Health Initiative. TCI aims to assist Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to scale up FP services to reach additional women and girls over the next three to five years. TCI will break ground in developing a technical assistance model that incentivizes governments and local and global donors to buy into the most successful and high-impact FP interventions, rapidly adapt these interventions to the local context and support counties and districts to efficiently scale them up through targeted technical assistance. For more information, visit here: https://tciurbanhealth.org.

Current and recent donors


Barr Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
GE Foundation
UNFPA
UNICEF
USAID

Uganda-related technical and programmatic resources

Our resources

Country contact

Emily Katarikawe, Country Director
Tel. 256.759.244.700
Plot 36, Lower Naguru
East Road, Nakawa Divison
Kampala, Uganda