HEPS Uganda staff under the Contraceptive Choice Campaign at Kamuli Broadcasting Service (KBS) in Kamuli during a radio talk show last month.The monthly talk shows always features experienced Health workers, political leaders and community members who engage the audience on the subject of reproductive health and family planning.
The process developing a Community Score Card for the reproductive health project promoting access to a full, free and informed family planning choice kicked off with the training of 350 community monitors in 8 sub counties in Kamuli district and 4 sub Counties in Mbarara from 24th June to 3rd July 2015.
Coalition for Health Promotion and Social development (HEPS UGANDA) is making 15 years this year. HEPS UGANDA has been at the fore front of making health rights and responsibilities a reality. To mark our 15th anniversary, HEPS will be doing a number of things to celebrate. We hope you will join us at our celebrations.
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HEPS Uganda is under contract from USAID Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) and Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) to provide services to improve treatment for early childhood diseases in the private retail sector. This will entail provision of medical detailing services for a period of eight months. The project began with training of detailers in Kampala at the end of January 2015.
HEPS-Uganda is an acronym for Coalition for Health Promotion and Social Development.
It is a health rights organisation that advocates for increased access to affordable essential medicines for the poor and vulnerable people in Uganda.
Through this campaign, HEPS is targeting policy makers and other relevant stakeholders at both national and district level to address gaps on budget allocation and the supply barriers that lead to contraceptive stock-outs. HEPS generating demand at the community level by empowering women and youth to make informed decisions on Family Planning and demand government accountability for effective service provision.
The Coalition for Health Promotion and Social development seeks to achieve its overall goal of "working towards increased access to affordable, quality essential medicines, especially the poor and vulnerable". The team behind this noble cause is profiled here.