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Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research 2010 - List of participants - GFMER members pages

Peter James Ibembe

Reproductive Health Uganda, Kampala, Uganda

Peter James Ibembe

Peter James Ibembe, MD, Masters Degree in Education for Primary Health Care
National Program Manager at Reproductive Health Uganda, Kampala, Uganda

My names are Ibembe, Peter James Bakibinga. I work as the National Program Manager at Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU). RHU is a non-government and not for profit organization that provides sexual and reproductive health and rights information and services (SRHR). The Association is a member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) to which it was affiliated in 1964. RHU is the largest non-governmental organisation in matters related to family planning and SRH, and has vast experience and a wide service delivery network spread throughout the country. It compliments government efforts to increase access to SRH information and service delivery, e.g. HIV/AIDS, Safe motherhood, and Adolescent Reproductive Health.

RHU’s Core Values, include a belief that knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and access to services are fundamental human rights. The Association is committed to the promotion of voluntary, informed and responsible sexual and reproductive health choices and decisions for the people it serves through rights-based approach. It also champions sustainability and youth empowerment.

RHU envisages a Ugandan society in which everyone has access to SRHR information and services they need and in which their SRHR choices are respected and promoted. The organization is committed to promoting high quality, high impact and gender-sensitive sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights information and services for vulnerable and most at risk populations of young people (15 – 30 years) in Uganda through capacity building, specialized services delivery, issue-specific advocacy and strategic partnerships.

As National Programmes Manager, my current roles and activities include working with other members of the senior management team to ensure proper and timely implementation of projects and other organizational deliverables. I am in charge of the management and supervision of various health related programmes regarding, Family Planning, Adolescent Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, increasing access to service delivery and advocacy initiatives under RHU’s strategic framework. I am Involved in the conceptualization, initiation coordinating and monitoring of Family Planning programs for quality within the association in collaboration with different partners such as UNFPA, and the Ministry of Health and in integrating Family Planning with other SRHR services. Has spearheaded the re-introduction of permanent methods of contraception to the association’s service delivery package. I also provide leadership and guidance in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the sexual and reproductive health and rights information and services in line with the Association’s strategic plan. I supervise a team of project coordinators, including the Medical Coordinator, Ear marked Projects Coordinator, PR/Communications Coordinator, M&E Coordinator and the Special Projects Coordinator.

I am a medical doctor by training, and an accredited trainer under the Trainer of Trainers in Leadership and Management under the IPPF Learning Centres Project. I also hold a Masters degree in education for Primary Health Care from the Victoria University of Manchester.

I have also contributed to some journals and books, including a chapter entitled, “The Evolution of the ABC Strategy in HIV Prevention in Uganda: State and International Impact on Public Health”. Published in HIV/AIDS: Stories of a Global Epidemic edited by Cynthia Pope, Renee White, and Robert Malow, by Routledge, Inc. 2009.

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