Arise: Addressing Unmet Need for Contraception among HIV-Positive Women in Northern Uganda
In Uganda, an increasing number of women with HIV know their status and are living longer, more active lives. Available family planning counseling and services offer them health and social benefits. When their unmet need for contraception is met, women living with HIV can prevent both unintended pregnancy and the transmission of HIV.
Arise (Enhancing HIV Prevention Programs for At-Risk Populations), implemented by Pathfinder International and National Community of Women Living with HIV and AIDS (NACWOLA), strengthens systems women rely on, so they can access quality integrated family planning and HIV services in their communities and facilities. Arise integrates family planning into existing antiretroviral therapy services; works with community groups to build demand for these vital services; and collaborates with facilities to ensure quality counseling, referrals and linkages, and contraceptive availability.
Addressing Unmet Need for Contraception among HIV-Positive Women: A Qualitative Study of the Arise Project in Uganda
This report presents the findings from a qualitative study conducted in January 2014 in Lango and Teso regions of Uganda among Arise Project beneficiaries and service providers.
Addressing Unmet Need for Contraception among HIV-Positive Women: Endline Survey Results and Comparison with the Baseline
This is a report of a facility-based endline survey that was conducted as part of a program evaluation to assess the Arise—Enhancing HIV Prevention for At-Risk-Populations project in Uganda.
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.
Demographic expert Dr Tauseef Ahmed, while speaking at a workshop organised by non-government organisations Subh-e-Nau and Pathfinders, said that if we fail to invest in the youth, not only they will be unskilled and uneducated but they will stay unemployed.
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.