Enhancing awareness of reproductive health rights and services to all the women in the reproductive health age group especially Family Planning, Sexually Transmitted Infections, antenatal and postnatal services for 700 women and 1600 in and out of school youth especially girls in Mukono district, Uganda.To undertake intensive educational activities on the use of modern contraceptives to protect against STIs and unwanted pregnancies To promote antenatal and postnatal services.
In Mukono district, 20 deaths per months occur among pregnant adolescents per month. The high deaths are usually due to eclampsia, postpartum hemorrhage, sepsis, HIV infection, malaria, and obstructed labor. These problems occur as a result of lack of preconception care that includes education, health promotion, screening and other interventions among this age group. long distances to health care facilities also contribute to the problem and poor health care system lacking medical supplies.
To promote the reproductive health of adolescents and adults especially women of childbearing age through the promotion of safe motherhood, responsible Planned Parenthood and prevention of STIs. To promote the use of modern contraceptives for dual protection against STIs and unwanted pregnancies among 500 women and 1600 in and out of school youth especially girls in Mukono district by December 2020. To increase access and use of antenatal and postnatal services in Mukono health facilities
The project aims to achieve a reduction in risky behaviour and situations such as alcohol and drug abuse, unprotected sex, unsafe abortions, cross-generational sex among others to prevent teenage pregnancies and becoming unprepared parents. Encouraging abstinence from early sexual encounters and those already engaged in sexual practices to use condoms for dual protection against STIs as well as unwanted pregnancies.