More than 200 million women in the developing world want to avoid pregnancy but currently are not using family planning. Family planning can contribute to reductions in maternal and child mortality and improve health and wellbeing. Christian hospitals, clinics, and healthcare programs have a unique role to play in providing family planning services in Africa. However, these facilities often lack the capacity to provide quality services, and donor funding for faith-based organizations (FBO) has historically been limited in scope and duration, making it difficult to achieve impact at scale. In spite of these challenges, the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB) and the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) have shown commitment and great resourcefulness in advancing family planning within their networks.

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