Our partners use every means possible to reach rural communities with family planning and healthcare. When road conditions allow, clinic staff will travel using a 4×4, but in mountainous areas or where terrain is otherwise challenging, camels are often used.
We work through local partners in Kenya and Uganda empowering women to choose the number of children they want and the spacing of births. Working alongside the Ministry of Health, our partners provide high quality sexual and reproductive health education, and a range of family planning commodities, to communities who would otherwise have very limited access to these services.
Door to Door
A network of passionate, locally trained Community Health Workers provide face-to-face comprehensive SRH education to help couples make informed choices about the size and spacing of their family in the privacy of their home. In order to make an informed choice, CHWs make them aware of all available methods, the advantages/disadvantages of each, common side effects and help dispel common myths and misconceptions surrounding family planning. They raise awareness of upcoming mobile outreach clinics.
CHWs also provide condoms and in some circumstances are trained to administer the pill.
Backpack nurses – Anne and Violet
Where CHWs have requested a backpack nurse to attend a household, he/she can provide family planning services (including barrier, short-acting, long-acting reversible methods).
With our funding, our partners organise mobile outreach clinics in the rural communities we work in and employ Ministry of Health clinicians to provide a full range of family planning services.