Uganda Improvement Collaborative: Integration of Family Planning into Maternal and Neonatal Health Programming

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Rates of maternal and neonatal mortality are high in Uganda. In much of the country, high-impact best practices in maternal and newborn health and family planning have yet to be implemented, and quality of care is poor. To address these issues, the Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services for Women and Girls (E2A) project partnered with the STRIDES for Family Health (STRIDES) project, and Uganda’s Ministry of Health (MOH) to introduce and implement an Improvement Collaborative (IC), a systematic approach for introducing and scaling up best practices. The IC was designed around an integrated package of maternal, neonatal health, and family planning best practices delivered at hospitals and high-tier health facilities (facilities III and IV) in Uganda. This technical brief describes the process and results of the IC introduction.