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

This technical brief describes how E2A worked with the USAID-funded STRIDES project to introduce an Improvement Collaborative in 10 districts of Uganda. The Improvement Collaborative is a structured quality improvement approach that organizes a number of teams or health facilities to work together for a period of 18 to 24 months to achieve significant improvement in a specific area of care. This Improvement Collaborative focused on best practices in family planning and maternal and neonatal health. The best practices were implemented in two phases: first, in 10 facilities, and then in an additional 36 facilities.

An addendum to this technical brief describes a community-based Improvement Collaborative that E2A and STRIDES implemented in two additional districts of Uganda to increase uptake of postpartum family planning services.