Women's Health in Uganda

Total Fertility Rate (TFR): 6.7
Female Life Expectancy at Birth: 51 years
Births Attended by Skilled Health Personnel: 42%
HIV Among Females, Ages 15-24, 2007/2008: 3.9%
Female Literacy Rate, Ages 15-24, 2000-04: 74%
Lifetime Risk of Maternal Death: 1 in 25


Northern Uganda Malaria AIDS & Tuberculosis (NUMAT) Program

To address violence and gender inequalities that perpetuate HIV transmission, NUMAT strengthens interventions such as workplace-based preventive sessions, and women's groups as forums for HIV risk reduction messages.

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Reproductive Health, Access & Information Services in Emergencies (RAISE) Initiative

Through RAISE, JSI emphasizes positive change to the policy and funding environment to facilitate widespread support for comprehensive RH care in emergency situations.

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JSI has been assisting the MOH to improve the logistics system for essential drugs and contraceptives, and more recently HIV, TB, and malaria commodities.

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Reproductive Health for Refugees: Gender-Based Violence Initiative (2004-2005)

JSI developed violence prevention and intervention programs for sexual and gender-based discrimination and abuse by raising awareness among all players.

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MTCT-Plus Implementation and Quality Assistance Project (2004-2006)

Through this initiative JSI built on pMTCT efforts and provided comprehensive HIV primary care and ART for HIV-infected mothers and infants.

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Uganda Program for Human and Holistic Development (UPHOLD) (2002-2008)

JSI supported local governments and organizations to improve quality and use of reproductive health and family planning services using gender-sensitive approaches.

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