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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.

  • Expanding Family Planning Choices through Quality Implant Services

    With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Jhpiego is working in Uganda and Kenya to expand contraceptive method mix for women seeking to plan their families. Under this project, Jhpiego is: 1) improving technical capacity of selected health facilities for provision of implant removal services in selected project districts; 2) sustaining the quality of implant services in the public facilities in the selected districts; 3) strengthening linkages between health facilities and communities in accessing quality implant services; and 4) collecting information, strengthening learning and documenting/disseminating best practices for high-quality, scalable, replicable strategies for implant removal services.

  • 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.

  • Tumaini Adolescent Health Project

    The Tumaini Adolescent Health Project is a Jhpiego-funded pilot initiative to increase adolescents’ awareness of and access to family planning (FP). In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and local stakeholders, the project targets adolescents who are pregnant, one year postpartum or receiving postabortion care services. Through the use of peer guides and capacity-building of health care providers (in adolescent friendliness, postpartum FP, postabortion care and postabortion FP), Tumaini seeks to empower adolescents to take control of their reproductive health and to delay and appropriately space subsequent pregnancies. The project currently operates across six health care facilities in two districts of Eastern Uganda.

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.

Expanding Family Planning Choices through Quality Implant Services

With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Jhpiego is working in Uganda and Kenya to expand contraceptive method mix for women seeking to plan their families. Under this project, Jhpiego is: 1) improving technical capacity of selected health facilities for provision of implant removal services in selected project districts; 2) sustaining the quality of implant services in the public facilities in the selected districts; 3) strengthening linkages between health facilities and communities in accessing quality implant services; and 4) collecting information, strengthening learning and documenting/disseminating best practices for high-quality, scalable, replicable strategies for implant removal services.

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.

Tumaini Adolescent Health Project

The Tumaini Adolescent Health Project is a Jhpiego-funded pilot initiative to increase adolescents’ awareness of and access to family planning (FP). In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and local stakeholders, the project targets adolescents who are pregnant, one year postpartum or receiving postabortion care services. Through the use of peer guides and capacity-building of health care providers (in adolescent friendliness, postpartum FP, postabortion care and postabortion FP), Tumaini seeks to empower adolescents to take control of their reproductive health and to delay and appropriately space subsequent pregnancies. The project currently operates across six health care facilities in two districts of Eastern Uganda.

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