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Funded Initiatives for FHI 360

Initiative Contributions for FHI 360

#IndicatorContributionDescriptionFiscal Year
1Policy on task shifting in place (UNCoLSC 2013)Pilot provisionFHI piloted the provision of Injectable by the Village Health Teams2014/2015
2Declassification of contraceptives including injectables achieved (FP2020)Operations researchFHI360 has carried out an operational research on use of injectable contraceptives at community level and distribution of injectables by drug shops in selected districts. The findings of the FHI 360 efforts were presented at a stakeholder meeting held at Golf Course Hotel in the first quarter of 2015 and a resolution was made to engage in dialogue with National Drug Authority (NDA) to declassify Injectable DMPA. • The revised justification paper was discussed among the taskforce members on 24th February 2016 and disseminated at the March 2016 MCH cluster meeting. Ongoing discussions between the RH division, Pharmacy division and NDA to declassify the injectable contraceptives and allow provision in drug outlets • In addition, one of the staff attended the Advance Family Planning (AFP) project SMART Advocacy training to develop a SMART Advocacy strategy to support the process. 2015/2016
3Implementation research conducted and findings disseminated (UNCoLSC 2013)Site assessment• Together with APC conducted a collaborative site assessment for CBFP programs in 3 pilot sites (Buteba, Buhehe and Bulumbi) in Busia district. Busia District’s leadership has seen a positive trend in the performance of the VHTs. Therefore, the leaders agreed that APC should expand the QI initiative to four new level III health centers: Lunyo, Mbehenyi, Lumino and Busitema. In December 2015, the new HCs participated in a QI training and learning session for coaches and adopted the QI charter and processes. APC plans to expand the CBFP Quality Improvement process to one more district by April 20162015/2016
4Increased demand for FP services (EWEC2011)Distribution and capacity building• FHI 360 is undertaking community based distribution of injectable contraceptives in 16 districts of Uganda. Todate, have added one subcountry in each of the 16 districts and trained 30 VHTs in each district, making a total of 480 VHTs trained by end of March, 2016. • In addition, in partnership with UHMG is advancing skill need to design, manage and evaluate health communications interventions, and to adapt and scale up communications efforts in support of service delivery activities at the community level. • FHI 360 also implementing the ‘Obulamu’ campaign, a USAID/Communication for Health Communities (CHC) project which supports community demand creation for FP choices using radio, community shows, TV and dialogue meetings, and has finalized the Obulamu FP Materials ( Child Spacing Guide and Obulamu What’s your plan?) and in process of being translated into local languages. • In addition, implementing the APC project using integrated community health interventions supported by community based FP policies initiated by the Ministry of Health in selected 16 disticts (Busia, Kasese, Kanungu, Kamwenge, Kyenjojo, Kayunga, Mityana, Sembabule, Luwero, Nakaseke, Amuru, Agago, Pader, Oyam, Dokolo, and Lira) 2015/2016

Detail

NameFHI 360
DescriptionFHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Since the late 2000s, FHI 360 has partnered with Uganda’s Ministry of Health, local governments and community-based organizations to develop and implement programs that address some of the country’s most pressing development challenges. Our experts have conducted research to help inform the development of new ways to increase access to contraceptives and have played a key role in the expansion of injectable contraceptives — now the most popular method used in the country. We have also worked with the Ministry of Health to advance national policies that expand community-based family planning services.
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