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In Uganda since 1957.

For over 50 years, Pathfinder has worked in Uganda to bring sexual and reproductive health care across the country. As a 20-year civil war raged, and all other US-based sexual and reproductive health organizations withdrew their assistance, Pathfinder remained. Today, Pathfinder leads the USAID/Uganda Family Planning Activity (FPA). FPA addresses underlying social, cultural, and structural barriers to family planning access, so that Ugandans can freely exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights. The five-year program is addressing negative social norms and behaviors to promote positive reproductive health behaviors, ultimately improving the healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies in 11 districts across the country.


What We Do in Uganda

  • Implement programs led and owned by Ugandans, who can keep services going long after we leave.
  • Connect communities and health systems so people, including the most marginalized, receive the contraceptive services they need and the quality of care they deserve.
  • Make sure a full range of contraceptive methods are always available, so people of all ages can choose the option that’s best for them.
  • Focus on the unique sexual and reproductive health needs of young people—nearly half of Uganda’s population.
  • Mobilize remote communities to advance their reproductive rights and economic opportunity, while sustainably managing their natural resources.
  • Partner with communities to tackle the root causes of gender inequality and other negative beliefs and practices that affect reproductive health, so women and men, girls and boys have equal opportunities and can freely access reproductive health services.
  • Engage multiple sectors, such health, education, gender, finance, planning, and economic development, to address the multisectoral drivers of barriers to accessing family planning services.


Results reached through support from Pathfinder programs (Fiscal Year 2021):

  • 362,907 family planning consultations
  • 141,409 family planning consultations (under 25 years)
  • 187,337 unintended pregnancies averted
  • 3,469 sexual and gender-based violence services

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Meet Our Staff

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Program Advisor

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Thomas Emeetai

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Chief of Party for the USAID/Uganda Family Planning Activity

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