In 2021, Population Action International (PAI) initiated a project called UHC Engage. This multiyear advocacy project focuses on supporting champions of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in countries where governments are implementing Universal Health Coverage (UHC)-oriented reforms. The countries included in this project are Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia.
The main objective of UHC Engage is to collaborate with civil society partners to prioritize SRHR within the emerging UHC policies of these countries. PAI aims to ensure that SRHR is adequately addressed and integrated into the UHC framework, recognizing its importance in achieving comprehensive and equitable health care.
Additionally, PAI intends to share the lessons learned from local family planning (FP) advocacy efforts with the broader global UHC conversation. By disseminating these insights, PAI aims to contribute to the global understanding of the intersection between SRHR and UHC and to advocate for the inclusion of SRHR in UHC policies worldwide.
Through UHC Engage, PAI seeks to strengthen SRHR advocacy efforts in the target countries, promote the integration of SRHR within UHC policies, and advance the global dialogue on the importance of SRHR in achieving universal health coverage.
Under the support of PAI, Access to Medicines Platform implemented the following interventions:
Through these interventions, Access to Medicines Platform aimed to strengthen the implementation of family planning programs, improve resource mobilization, enhance community awareness, and promote collaboration among stakeholders in the targeted counties.