Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) are an important aspect of overall health and well-being. In Uganda, there is inadequate access to sexual and reproductive health services which affects a wide range of people. Women and girls are the most affected. For example, the country has one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa, with nearly one in four girls giving birth before the age of 18. This has had significant health consequences for young mothers and their babies, including impacting their education and economic opportunities.
Women and girls continue to face challenges when accessing contraception, prenatal and postnatal care and safe abortion services, which results in unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions.
At Innovations for Development (I4DEV), we innovatively work with vulnerable and marginalized populations to improve access to SRH services. Through our initiatives, we address geographic, economic and sociocultural barriers to access to SRH services. We do this to complement the already-existing range of interventions.