The Family Life Education Project (FLEP) was started in 1986 by the Busoga Diocese of the Anglican Church of Uganda with assistance from Pathfinder International. The project provides integrated MCH, FP, STD, and HIV/AIDS services to more than 500,000 individuals through 48 clinics and 162 trained village health workers (VHWs). Each clinic serves an estimated 11,000 people living in a sub-Parish. Each sub-Parish has a health subcommittee selected by the community that is responsible for hiring clinic staff, identifying VHWs, and mobilizing resources for clinic staff salaries. Data suggest that the program is reaching a large number of clients through the clinic and community-based approaches. The methodology used for the case study involved review of available data and reports, in-depth interviews with management team, modified situation analysis, and guided group discussions. As noted in this report, using simple rural-based health facilities and volunteer community-based workers to provide family planning and STD/HIV services using the integrated approach is possible, however considerable work must be done before the project can provide high-quality MCH/FP and STD/HIV services to every client using this approach.
Mukaire, Joy, Florence Kalikwani, and Baker Ndugga Maggwa. 1997. "Integration of STI and HIV/AIDS with MCH-FP services: A case study of the Busoga Diocese Family Life Education Program, Uganda," Africa OR/TA Project II. Nairobi: Population Council.
Africa OR/TA Project II