Uganda Reproductive health has teamed up with Local NGOs to train and teach women on family planning, AWARE In Kaabong District launched the Reproductive health and family planning on 11 November 2011 with the community health workers, building the capacity of the public sector to do its work.
The Karamoja area of Uganda is among the poorest and most underserved in Uganda. Family planning services are vital in combating the high unmet need for contraception and the unacceptable maternal mortality rates that persist in Karamoja.
Sister Margaret Ajilong and Grace Loumo are one of the AWARE’s and public sector health workers who have helped to provide family planning services to the underserved communities of Karamoja in the northeast of Uganda.
In this part of Uganda contraceptive prevalence is very low, family planning service provision has been almost non-existent and on-going violence and insecurity makes providing services difficult. Many thousands of women in the region have not heard of family planning and face huge cultural barriers to controlling their own fertility.