Primary Health Care: Open Access

ISSN - 2167-1079

Prossy Tumukunde

Department of Nursing, Mulago National Referral Hospital, Uganda


  • Research Article   
    Contraceptive uptake in Eastern Uganda was the 2020 target of 50 modern contraceptive rate achieved
    Author(s): Birungi Julian Daisy, Prossy Tumukunde, Rebecca Nekaka and Julius Nteziyaremye*

    Background: Contraception is a worthwhile and cost effective investment that has potential to spur national development. It is important in averting significant maternal and childhood morbidity and mortality. No wonder countries with low contraceptive prevalence rates (CPR) have poor maternal and childhood health indicators. Consequently, during the 2012 London conference Uganda set a target of improving modern CPR (mCPR) to 50% by 2020. We report how eastern Uganda is faring on this commitment and identify the factors associated with contraceptive uptake. Methods: Using a cross-sectional study design, we recruited 418 sexually active women aged 15-49 years who had come to nurse their sick ones in a tertiary hospital. We used systematic sampling to recruit participants. Data was collected using an interviewer administered pretested questionn.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-1079.21.11.379

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