Holding outreach antenatal and family planning clinics in isolated settings has been a key way MAMA has reached isolated, deprived communities in Western Uganda. These outreach clinics have been invaluable in developing strong relationships with these communities and their leaders, as precursors to establishing our permanent facilities.
The promotion of Family Planning in resource poor settings has been identified as a key factor in the Sustainable Development Goals. Contraception or Family Planning is not only key to reproductive health and life provision, it is a human right.
In 2017 MAMA expanded to provide an outreach clinic in Kyarushasha, another rural village in Hoima District. We see around 85 pregnant mothers every six weeks, plus other women for family planning. We have seen an increase in uptake of family planning over the last six months.