More than one-quarter of married women in Uganda would like to delay or prevent pregnancy but are not using family planning. New research also shows a persistent gap in contraceptive commodity availability, especially in public health facilities. In 2017, the Government of Uganda recommitted to allocating US$5 million annually from domestic funding to increased uptake of family planning, but it allocated slightly more than US$2 million in fiscal year 2017-2018 and just over US$4 million in fiscal year 2018-2019. Fulfilling this commitment will increase the accessibility and availability of family planning for all Ugandans of reproductive age, allowing them to choose their desired family size and helping fuel the country’s economic growth.
PRB partnered with the Coalition for Health Promotion and Social Development Uganda (HEPS-Uganda) to create a suite of products aimed at convincing policymakers of the need for Uganda’s financial commitments to family planning to be realized.
- A comic book targets Members of Parliament to support family planning funding as a means of promoting national development.
- The policy brief targets the Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development to release domestic resources for family planning each year.