Uganda on the Move: A PRB ENGAGE Presentation

“Uganda on the Move” is a PRB ENGAGE multimedia presentation that incorporates Google Earth, Trendalyzer, and animation to explore the relationships between fertility, health, the environment, and economic development in Uganda. It highlights both the improvements in development indicators over time as well as the challenges Uganda faces with one of the fastest growing populations in the world.

Focusing on the high level of unmet need for family planning, “Uganda on the Move” looks at the many consequences of unplanned pregnancies, including high-risk births, maternal mortality, and rapid population growth. The presentation also discusses the intersection of rapid population growth with other challenges facing the nation, including rapid urban growth and land fragmentation, and the resulting strain on limited resources. The presentation underscores family planning as a central component of development in order to reduce poverty, manage rapid population growth, and strengthen the economic goals of the country.

“Uganda on the Move” was developed by PRB and the University of Makerere, School of Public Health in Kampala, with guidance and support from a multisectoral task force of local experts.

With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development, IDEA—Informing Decisionmakers to Act—increases support among policy audiences for effective health and population programs around the world. By increasing the flow of accurate, understandable information about population, family planning, and reproductive health to policy audiences, IDEA enhances efforts carried out by civil society, the public sector, the development community, and donors. Under IDEA, PRB has developed a series of dynamic multimedia ENGAGE presentations to engage global leaders and country-level policymakers in issues related to family planning, reproductive health, and other key development issues.