Policy Guidelines and Service Delivery Standards for Community Based Provision of Injectable Contraception in Uganda 2010 24-09-2014
Providing high-quality reproductive health services requires sound, evidence-based knowledge and clinical practices. Consequently, there is a need to review and to update guidelines and manuals to ensure that service providers are informed of these developments.
Since the 2006 publication of Uganda’s National Policy Guidelines and Service Standards for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, new evidence and a growing international consensus supports
the provision of injectable contraceptives by community health workers.
This new addendum is the result of new evidence and
evolving consensus on the safety, feasibility, and efficacy of the provision of injectable contraception by trained community health workers. As such, providers, managers, program implementers, and supervisors should review this addendum carefully to be fully informed about this new cadre of provider that can safely provide injectable contraception services.