COVID-19 increased the teenage pregnancy prevalence in Uganda from 17% to 24% where teenage pregnancies were highest in Wakiso (10,439) and Kampala (8,460). This high prevalence is attributed to the closure of learning institutions, disruption of programmes that support access to SRH information and services to school girls and limited access to contraception methods.
CTG is a strategic partnership between Family Medical Point-Abaita and Kyetume Community Based Health Care Program (KCBHCP) engaging in activities designed to promote the uptake of sexual and reproductive health services including youth friendly services and reducing on the prevalence of unsafe abortions in Wakiso district. This project seeks to meet the sexual and reproductive needs of Ugandan key populations, through provision of family planning and services to address and prevent unsafe abortions in Wakiso District.
The project trained and facilitated service providers and peers and community volunteers from Family Medical Point on the provision of quality family planning services with a focus on long acting and reversible contraception services, prevention of and treatment for unsafe abortion, and provision of youth friendly services. This will durably reduce on the mortality death due to unsafe abortions and enable the partners to advocate for a more effective response to ensure vulnerable groups have equal access to sexual and reproductive health services, including contraception for teenage girls.
For three years, these partners will jointly work towards promoting SRHR and reducing unsafe abortions in Wakiso District through an inclusive, community led approach.