Reproductive Health Uganda
Peter Ibembe, MD, Master of Education (PHC), Public Health and Primary Health Care
Director of Programmes, Reproductive Health Uganda
I am Dr. Peter J. Ibembe, currently working as the Director of Programmes at Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU). RHU is affiliated to the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). RHU's work is mainly in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), and its mission is to promote 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 through capacity building, specialized services delivery, issue-specific advocacy and strategic partnerships. I am charged with the management and supervision of various SRHR related programmes in respect of child health, Family Planning, Adolescent Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, cancer of the cervix prevention and treatment, increasing access to service delivery and different advocacy initiatives.
At RHU, I mainly work in collaboration with other members of the top management team (Director of Finance and the Executive Director) to ensure proper and timely implementation of projects and other organizational deliverables. In this respect, I am also actively involved in the recruitment process and the evaluation of different cadres of organizational staff.
In addition to this, I also directly supervise and support different senior managers, including the Medical Coordinator, the Coordinator Medical Technical Services, the Special Projects Coordinator, the Gender & Youth Coordinator, and the Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator. Furthermore, I help to identify and initiate linkages through networking, collaboration and partnerships within both the private as well as the public sectors for improved service delivery and advocacy for Reproductive Health. I am also a member of the RHU team involved in policy and programme advocacy working with different stakeholders such as members of Parliament, district, community and other opinion leaders to promote institutional change in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health. I am actively involved in project and programme design, ensuring implementation, as well as in monitoring and evaluation, operations research, and the documentation and dissemination of project and organisational achievements.
I am particularly interested in adolescent health, and how to increase access to reproductive health services to marginalised groups, and how to utilize Behaviour Change Communication Strategies and methodologies in improving reproductive health.
My private interests include football, athletics and architecture, but I am also an avid reader, and my main passion is dairy farming, business management and leadership. I am married with three children.