We have leveraged the power of storytelling to advocate for access to affordable reproductive and maternal health services for low income persons. This is especially for women in remote and hard-to-reach areas as well as the urban poor in Uganda. We have used multimedia platforms to highlight issues around teenage pregnancy, child marriage, maternal and primary health care, publishing with major media houses in Uganda and reputable global publications such as Global Health Now at Johns Hopkins University. This, in addition to airing on numerous radio and TV stations.
Our insightful and deeply researched articles have brought to national and international attention women’s health and rights issues that would otherwise be ignored. We have participated in global fora, sharing our experience and bringing to light issues that affect women and girls, boys and men in Uganda.
In 2018, we were invited by the University of Iowa, U.S. to address students of global health on improving the health and wellbeing of girls and women in the Uganda context. The same year we participated in the Partnership for Maternal New born and Child Health (PMNCH) Partners Forum in Delhi, India and the International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali, Rwanda. We have contributed to generating knowledge and sharing best practices for evidence based and targeted advocacy.