PACE together with New Vision is collaborating to mobilize and provide communities in Northern, Western and Eastern region with key health services.
During the planning, PACE discovered the importance of mobilizing the communities through their members of parliament(MPs). Engaging in active advocacy with MPs goes along way to have buy in of opinion leaders thus success of such massive events. Bringing on board MPs makes them accountable to their constituencies. To PACE and its key partners its a chance to give back to communities with much needed health services especially Family planning, HCT, SMC and Cervical cancer screening among others.
The activations will be rolled out starting August through September and this will be a right time to get to know better the people we service, get feedback on how to do better and show case harmonization and integration among key service providers in the different health areas.
We will keep you posted through out month of August on the key milestones we reach and lessons learned.
PS: PACE staff meeting some MPs on the upcoming rig activations in their different constituencies
PACE implements the Women Health Project WHP through a public-private social franchise called ProFam. The ProFam with a membership of One hundred sixty (160) members in Uganda is aimed at providing accessible, quality, equitable and cost effective Reproductive Health services to women of reproductive age. ProFam is a brand known for a wide range of services from Family Planning to comprehensive health care including cancer of the cervix screening and post abortal care, PAC.
To Sara, our priority audience and a representative of over 300,000 Women of Reproductive Age ( 15-49 years), ProFam is the franchise that gives her total satisfaction at an affordable cost. PACE, also increases informed demand for the use of Family planning.
What is the need?
Currently, Uganda has a high unmet need for FP of 45%. Implementing the program has significantly contributed to the reduction of maternal mortality through provision of quality family planning services which helps prevent unwanted and potentially unsafe pregnancies
Through the ProFam franchise PACE has and continuous to provide affordable quality family planning services. For instance, PACE provides safe delivery kits and family planning commodities like IUDs, basic equipment as well as consumables at reasonable prices. PACE also trains clinic owners and provider owners to provide quality family planning services.
PACE has reached over 18,000 since January 2013 number of women with quality family planning services and messages, which has translated into lives saved and thus happy families.
A mother going to the health center with her baby for Family planning services