STRIDES for Family Health
STRIDES for Family Health, a USAID funded program in Uganda — implemented by MSH in partnership with Jhpiego, Meridian International and the Ugandan organization Communication for Development Foundation—works with the Ministry of Health, districts, their communities, local private organizations, and individual private providers in up to 15 districts to increase contraceptive use and healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP), decrease maternal and child mortality, and create a scalable nationwide intervention by the year 2015. Strong emphasis will be placed on the long-term impact and sustainability of activities well beyond the project end date. To that end, all performance-based agreements, whether with the public or private sector, reflect STRIDES' goal to forge strong partnerships between both sectors. Indeed, STRIDES believes that only when such partnerships exist and function, sustainability of interventions can be achieved.