RAHU Involving Men as Agents of Reproductive Health: MEN PLUS

Men Plus is a project that started in 2019 by Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU) in collaboration with Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) which is aimed at increasing men’s involvement in Family Planning in Uganda through promoting access to and uptake of long-term and permanent Family Planning methods and services, through community outreaches, clinic-based interventions, group education sessions, online campaigns, and interpersonal communication between men in the different focus districts.

Under the #MenPlusUG project, they conducted an inception meeting with different district leaders who commended the idea of involving men in the uptake and utilization of family planning services and information. They welcomed and pledged to support the project in their districts.

Reach a Hand conducts ab Inception meeting with Mukono district leaders.
  • The project reaches out to men and engages them to play a more active role in planning smaller families and in Family Planning.
  • The significance of men’s participation in the use of family planning prevents unwanted pregnancies, strengthens family planning policies and service delivery.
  • When men and boys participate in family planning, there will be limited cases of teenage pregnancies and adolescents won’t face the consequences.
  • Vasectomy is the first step on a long journey of combating soaring rates of unwanted pregnancy in Uganda.
  • The Project seeks to increase men’s involvement in family planning as users, partners, and champions of family planning in communities through the promotion of access to and uptake of permanent family planning methods and services.

The 2022 project aims at training and equipping the interpersonal communication (IPC) agents with communication and, mobilization skills, accurate information on modern family planning, especially on vasectomy including demystifying myths and misconceptions.

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Let’s have an open conversation around men involvement in family planning.