Our History

We are Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) is a member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). RHU is a volunteer owned and led organisation that started work in Uganda in 1957. Currently RHU operates 17 branches spread in all the sub-re barriers affecting access to sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) and policy development and reviews.

RHU has made significant contribution in the area of SRHR. Many of these efforts have redefined the SRHR landscape in Uganda. RHU has a long-standing record of providing quality reproductive health services that include safe motherhood, family planning, HIV/AIDS, adolescent interventions and advocacy in Uganda.

RHU works with different partners and stakeholders to realise its goals and objectives. The main target is the young people and the most vulnerable groups, with special focus on hard-to-reach areas. There is also special attention paid on promoting gender inclusiveness.

Change of Name

In 2007 RHU celebrated 50 years and used the occasion to rebrand- new logo and changed name from Family Planning Association of Uganda (FPAU) to Reproductive Health Uganda. The change of name was necessitated by the shift in paradigm from mere family planning to the broader and holistic SRHR that the organisation fully embraced since the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in 1994. It was also a re-branding and a re-positioning effort to tackle current and future challenges that have broadened beyond family planning per se to SRHR.