Arise: Addressing Unmet Need for Contraception among HIV-Positive Women in Northern Uganda
Arise reached HIV-positive women living in post-conflict districts of Uganda with family planning through integrated services. Pathfinder incorporated new family planning services into existing prevention of mother-to-child transmission and antiretroviral therapy services by working closely with community groups to build demand for those services. Arise also collaborated with facilities to ensure quality family planning counseling, referrals, and contraceptive availability.
In year three of the grant, the project has continued to surpass its quarterly targets to reach HIV-positive women with family planning/HIV integrated services. This has been achieved through accessing family planning/HIV integrated services at the health facility, through community counseling and referrals, and through provision during community dialogues where family planning/HIV integration is discussed. An endline assessment is underway to analyze project results and achievements.
This publication identifies how Arise effectively used data to review its work and make improvements to planned interventions, resulting in improved performance.
This baseline study was conducted to assess the performance of the ARISE (Enhancing HIV Prevention for At-Risk Populations) project in Uganda.
In Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda, Pathfinder aims to improve the capacity of community-based organizations to better prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
An anonymous donor provided funding to address the unmet need for family planning in Uganda. Pathfinder, in collaboration with the Family Planning Association of Uganda (FPAU) implemented a project focused on advocacy and community-based revitalization.
Pathfinder has a long history of working to provide Northern Ugandans with access to quality reproductive health, family planning, and HIV services. Recently, Pathfinder's scope of work broadened to include working with vulnerable children.
Condoms remain some of the most effective and affordable tools for combating unintended pregnancy. But how do condoms get to people who live in some of the hardest-to-reach corners of the world?
A visitor to Pathfinder's Health of People and Environment project discusses the project's unique approach to tying education on family planning in with lessons on sustainability an economic dependence.