Focus groups and interviews conducted by Population Reference Bureau (PRB) and the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP) in Kampala, Mayuge, and Kabale districts in 2018 revealed that despite strong policies dedicated to expanding youth-friendly contraceptive services in Uganda, these services are not readily available.
Youth leaders from IYAFP worked together with PRB to design several products that share key data and policy commitments related to youth reproductive health. Fact sheets and palm cards asking decisionmakers in Mayuge and Kabale districts to increase funding to train health care workers in youth-friendly service provision. The palm cards highlight barriers that youth face in accessing family planning services and information that meet their unique needs. The fact sheets present select research findings that reveal a gap between policy commitments and implementation and propose steps policymakers can take to close that gap.
The Kampala video identifies a unique opportunity to map contraceptive methods and service availability with a Google Map© to help ensure that young people can access these services at nearby locations when needed. The Google Map© provides those who use it with real-time availability of contraceptive methods and services at eight facilities in Kampala’s Kawempe Division.