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), strengthened the systems women rely on, so they can access quality integrated family planning and HIV services in their communities and facilities. Arise integrated family planning into existing antiretroviral therapy services; worked with community groups to build demand for these vital services; and collaborated 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.
PAST PROJECT: This project provided technical assistance and support to local organizations in Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, and Uganda, with the goal of improving each grantees organizational capacity to affect health and community systems strengthening.
In Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda, Pathfinder aims to improve the capacity of community-based organizations to better prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
PAST PROJECT: Pathfinder, in collaboration with the Family Planning Association of Uganda (FPAU) implemented a project focused on advocacy and community-based revitalization.
Global Health Leaders Call to Expand Contraceptive Choice for Adolescents and Youth to Include Long-Acting Reversible Methods
Leading global health organizations discussed their commitment to a new Global Consensus Statement supporting the expansion of contraceptive choice for young people to include long-acting reversible contraceptives at the International Conference of Family Planning.
In rural parts of Uganda, medical centers and makeshift hospitals are often left in the dark at night, making it difficult and even dangerous to treat medical emergencies or deliver babies at night. The “solar suitcase” is changing that.