Improving Access to Quality Health Care for Ugandan Families
STRIDES for Family Health, 2009–2014
STRIDES for Family Health was funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), which partnered with the Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU), Jhpiego, and Meridian Group International. STRIDES began working in 2009 to reduce fertility, morbidity, and mortality rates among Ugandan women and their families. By expanding access, improving quality, increasing demand, and promoting integration of health services at the facility and community level in the public and private sector, STRIDES made a number of notable achievements in its six years of operation in 15 districts of Uganda. The project served 15 percent of Uganda’s population, or about 5.4 million people, 1 million of whom were children under the age of five.