Kampala, Uganda -- The Uganda Ministry of Health, in collaboration with Makerere University School of Public Health and The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, announced new results from the fourth PMA2020 survey in Uganda at a national dissemination event on August 24, 2016.
Findings show continued progress for family planning in the country. Data from the survey show a 6.6% increase in modern contraceptive use among married women since the first survey, from 25.6% in 2014 to 32.2% in 2016. The PMA2016/Uganda-R4 survey also found an increase in the percentage of married modern method users using implants, from 12.8% in 2014 to 15.5%. Unmet need has dropped 4.2 percentage points among married women since 2014. More results are available from the new two-page brief.
Among the 85 participants in attendance at the dissemination event were representatives from the Ministry of Health, the Uganda National Bureau of Statistics, the donor community, local nongovernmental organizations, and parliamentarians. A special thanks to Dr. Dinnah Nakiganda, Assistant Commissioner for Reproductive Health at the Ministry of Health, for chairing the meeting and facilitating the discussions.
Subsequent survey rounds in Uganda will take place annually. Stay tuned for round five in 2017.
Dr. Fred Makumbi serves as principal investigator and Simon Peter Kibira as co-principal investigator.