Mobile Day Clinics for Family Planning in Hard-to-Reach Rural Communities

Mobile Day Clinics for Family Planning in Hard-to-Reach Rural Communities

PROGRAM NAME

Mobile Day Clinics for Family Planning in Hard-to-Reach Rural Communities

Funded By

Community Health and Sustainable Environment Africa UK

STATUS

Ongoing

TIMEFRAME

March 2019 – Present

POPULATION

177,080 people

CHALLENGE & OBJECTIVE

Our principal objective is to accelerate the uptake of various family planning methods in isolated rural communities in the Rwenzori Region

ACTIONS TAKEN BY RCRA

Delivered by a team comprised of 60 Community Health Workers (CHWs) / Village Health Teams (VHTs), 6 Clinicians, 6 Midwives and 2 RCRA technical staff:

  • Meetings with the District Health Office to identify locations and mobilize in-charges
  • Sourcing family planning supplies from the Ministry of Health and development partners (i.e. Uganda Protestants Medical Bureau, Marie Stopes and Reproductive Health Uganda)
  • Training for 60 community health workers to conduct community level mobilization outreaches
  • Convening meetings between local leaders, health workers, the Ministry of Health and communities to dispel myths surrounding family planning and create awareness of the different types of family planning
  • Overseeing nine mobile outreach day-clinics and Backpack Nurse clinics in Busongaora North, Bukonzo and  Busongola South sub-counties of the Kasese district
  • Referring critical patients who could not be managed on site

RESULTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 257,080 people have been reached with the health services in the clinic
  • 17,056 women have received family planning services
  • 560 information sessions on family planning have been held with young mothers