Subsidized price to the communities served
With this initiative, our goal is to provide quality sexual reproductive health and rights for the communities especially the hard-to-reach. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered to make the rightful RH choices by their own abilities. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
The services provided by our members include: cervical cancer screening, post abortion care, laboratory, community health education, adolescent health, immunization, child health, family planning, HIV & AIDS counselling and testing, deliveries, post-natal care, antenatal care.
Maternal deliveries by the UPMA are conducted by her members. During the year 2016, the submitted data by the association members showed a total of 5,196 live births among member clinics countrywide, (approx. 0.29%) of the total births in Uganda basing on the 2016 birth rate estimate of 43.4 births/1000 population.
The UPMA continues to advocate for delivery under the attendance of a skilled health worker. UPMA members still boast of 0% maternal deaths in their clinics for now two years 2015 and 2016.
UPMA member midwives have been key in providing care to mothers during pregnancy. During the year 2016, a total of 14,682 mothers sought for antenatal care from member midwives' clinics.
Cervical cancer screening
Cervical cancer screening is usually part of a woman's health checkup. There are two types of tests: the Pap test and the HPV test. For both, the doctor or nurse collects cells from the surface of the cervix. With the Pap test, the lab checks the sample for cancer cells or abnormal cells that could become cancer later.
Raising a child requires significant amounts of resources: time, social, financial, and environmental. Planning can help assure that resources are available. The purpose of family planning is to make sure that any couple, man, or woman who has a child has the resources that are needed in order to complete this goal. With these resources a couple, man or women can explore the options of natural birth, surrogacy, artificial insemination, or adoption. In the other case, if the person does not wish to have a child at the specific time, they can investigate the resources that are needed to prevent pregnancy, such as birth control, contraceptives, or physical protection and prevention.
HIV & AIDS
Counselling and Testing
Among the various services offered by UPMA members, HIV & AIDS counselling and testing is a must in order to achieve the gold of an HIV free generation. During the year 2016, of the total 4154 clients counselled and tested, 124 were found positive and were put on treatment.
Post Abortion care
Post abortion care, is an approach for reducing deaths and injuries from incomplete and unsafe abortions and their related complications. Post abortion care is an integral component of comprehensive abortion care and includes five essential elements:
Treatment of incomplete and unsafe abortion and complications
Counseling to identify and respond to women’s emotional and physical health needs
Contraceptive and family-planning services to help women prevent future unwanted pregnancies and abortions
Reproductive and other health services that are preferably provided on-site or via referrals to other accessible facilities
Community and service-provider partnerships to prevent unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions, to mobilize resources to ensure timely care for abortion complications, and to make sure health services meet community expectations and needs
Community Health Education
Community health education is a theory-driven process that promotes health and prevents disease within populations. Those who study community health learn how to design and implement programs that promote health and prevent disease within certain target populations in the community
One of the core services provided b y UPMA members is post-natal care. One of the key ingredients that has been added to this service has been a week follow-up in the homes of mothers delivered at the UPMA clinics. During the year 2016, despite the various efforts, UPMA members recorded a total of 11 neonatal deaths of the 5,196 deliveries conducted. UPMA continues to educate mothers about proper neonatal care.