This is just one small example of IPPF's advocacy success. The World Bank allocated $20 million over 5 years, out of a $135 million loan. This is for the supply of reproductive health commodities such as condoms, contraceptive pills and antiretrovirals in its loan to the Government of Uganda.
Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) is the IPPF Member Association in the country. It worked closely with the Network of African Women Members of Parliament (NAWMP), to make sure that reproductive health supplies were specified in the loan. The loan was announced at the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC) annual meeting, hosted by the Government of Uganda.
Julia Bunting from the UK Department for International Development, and Chair of the RHSC, credited the Network of African Women Members of Parliament (NAWMP) and RHU for their persistent advocacy to ensure that reproductive health and commodities were included in the loan.
This will help meet the unmet need for contraception in Uganda.