The World Health Organization (WHO) emphasizes
and provides global guidance for the equitable
deployment of COVID-19 medical products,
including diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics
(DVT) and personal protective equipment (PPE).
At the national level, Ministry of Health guidelines
list the recommended DVT and PPE for prevention,
diagnosis and management of COVID-19 in Uganda.
Over the past decade, Uganda has increased financial investments in family planning (FP) and restructured
the commodity supply chain as part of broader FP programming reforms that have enabled the country
make progress on the FP2020 goals. In the light of this progress, HEPS-Uganda undertook an assessment
of the country’s FP financing and supply chain landscape and, in this brief, argues that progress on the
country’s FP2020 targets can be accelerated by establishing a separate contraceptives budget-line;
revitalizing social marketing and the private sector; expediting commodity procurements; advocating for
an FP-inclusive National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS); and improving demand forecasting.