📣 Webinar Jan 27 | DMPA-SC integration in preservice training: Lessons from Uganda

Beth Balderston

From: DMPA-SC Access Collaborative <DMPA-SC-LAN@...>



DMPA-SC Access Collaborative Learning and Action Network

DMPA-SC integration in preservice training: Lessons from Uganda

Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:30–11:00 EST | 14:30–16:00 GMT | 17:30–19:00 EAT

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Updating family planning and reproductive health preservice training is an important approach to make an impact on the health workforce and foster successful programs. In 2021, the DMPA-SC Access Collaborative, in collaboration with Uganda’s Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education and Sports, conducted a regional training for clinical and health training institutions on the topic of DMPA-SC including self-injection. This training aimed to integrate DMPA-SC content into the health provider preservice curriculum, train tutors, and advance national scale-up of self-injection. As a result, 92 Ugandan health training institutions included self-injection content in their preservice curriculum for nurses, midwives, and clinical officers, and 190 tutors were trained—which will help ensure training of many more providers in the future.

During this process, the Access Collaborative gained valuable insights with relevance to other country contexts. Through this virtual discussion, we aim to highlight lessons learnt, challenges, recommendations, and considerations for the inclusion of self-injection content in provider preservice training. In the Ugandan context, these include:

  • How inclusion of self-injection in preservice training can help reach FP2030 country commitments.
  • Virtual preservice training approaches during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Costs for the inclusion of self-injection in preservice training.
  • The role of regulators and the Ministry of Health in ensuring availability of DMPA-SC for preservice training.

This discussion will be moderated by Andrew Wabwire, Project Coordinator, Uganda Access Collaborative, PATH.


  • George Barigye, Regional Technical Advisor, DMPA-SC Access Collaborative, PATH
  • Fiona Walugembe, Project Director, Uganda DMPA-SC Access Collaborative, PATH
  • Allen Namagembe, Deputy Project Director, Uganda DMPA-SC Access Collaborative, PATH
  • Dr. Safinah Museene, Commissioner, Health Education and Training, Uganda Ministry of Education and Sports
  • Dr. Robert Mutumba, Principal Medical Officer, Uganda Ministry of Health

This event will be held in English.

We look forward to having you join us virtually. Please register in advance below.

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For more information about this event, please email dmpa-sc-lan@....

To request the Access Collaborative's technical assistance for DMPA-SC introduction or scale-up, including self-injection, please visit www.fpoptions.org/TA.






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