Since the late 2000s, FHI 360 has partnered with Uganda’s Ministry of Health, local governments and community-based organizations to develop and implement programs that address some of the country’s most pressing development challenges. Our experts have conducted research to help inform the development of new ways to increase access to contraceptives and have played a key role in the expansion of injectable contraceptives — now the most popular method used in the country. We have also worked with the Ministry of Health to advance national policies that expand community-based family planning services.
Today, FHI 360 continues to make significant contributions to the expansion of community-based family planning systems in Uganda and supports programs that help prevent the transmission of HIV, improve care for people living with the virus and strengthen nutritional services.
In Uganda, FHI 360’s work has moved beyond health to address interrelated issues affecting people’s lives. We promote women as household leaders through interventions that use advanced technology to improve agricultural practices and diversify household food intake. Other initiatives include increasing the competitiveness of the Ugandan tourism industry to support natural resource management and adapt to the effects of climate change in drought-prone regions.