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In Uganda since 1957.

In Uganda, only 30% of married women (15-49 years of age) use an effective method of contraception. The average woman gives birth to 5.8 children in her lifetime. We work to ensure all Ugandans have the right to make free and informed choices about their bodies and futures.

For over 50 years, our commitment to the people of Uganda has never wavered. As a 20-year civil war raged, and all other US-based sexual and reproductive health organizations withdrew their assistance, Pathfinder remained. Today, we continue to defend the health and rights of Uganda’s most underserved people, so they can choose their own path forward.


15% in increase in married women (ages 15-49) living with HIV using modern contraception through one of our recent projects

55,600+ people used contraception for the first time through our projects since 2010

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 those living with HIV, 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—because it’s all connected
  • Partner with communities to tackle the root causes of gender inequality so women and men, girls and boys have equal opportunities

Discover Our Projects

Evidence to Action

In more than 10 countries around the world, our Evidence to Action Project strengthened family planning and reproductive health services in sub-Saharan Africa by building evidence and expanding...

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USAID / Uganda Family Planning Activity

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Meet Our Staff

Herbert Mugumya

Chief of Party – USAID Uganda, Family Planning Activity/ Country Director

Herbert has more than 27 years of experience in leading and managing complex USAID-funded public health projects, and 20 of these years working in Uganda. In his recent role as a Country...

Dorah Taranta

Program Advisor

Over 18 years professional work experience and knowledge in program development and management, technical leadership in PHE, FP, AYSRH, gender and community programming, training and mentorship,...

Thomas Emeetai

Senior MEL Technical Advisor

Thomas Emeetai is a highly experienced monitoring and evaluation (M&E) professional with over 16 years of experience developing monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems in health projects....

Dr. Ritah Nakigudde Waddimba

Senior Technical Director and Deputy Chief of Party for the USAID/Uganda Family Planning Activity

Dr. Ritah Nakigudde Waddimba is the Senior Technical Director and Deputy Chief of Party for the USAID/Uganda Family Planning Activity implemented by Pathfinder International. In this position, she...

Together, we can ensure a path forward for all.