Delivery of Injectable Contraception by Drug Shop Operators in Uganda: Research and Recommendations

At the London Family Planning Summit in 2012, the Government of Uganda committed to providing universal access to family planning and reducing unmet need for family planning from the current 40 percent to 10 percent by 2022. To meet this ambitious goal, all potential means of increasing accessibility to family planning must be explored. The Ministry of Health (MOH) is committed to supporting alternative distribution channels for the private sector and to scaling up innovative approaches such as community-based distribution, outreach, social marketing, social franchising, and youth-friendly service provision. The country’s numerous registered and unregistered drug shops are a prime example of alternative distribution channels that could help Uganda reach its family planning goal. 
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