The University of Michigan ETH chapter aims to achieve an increase in contraceptive education, use, and access, as well as increased female empowerment and leadership in the Busoga region of Uganda. Through educating our members on issues related to global health, we hope to come up with holistic and proactive solutions to improve sexual and reproductive health in Uganda, and give vulnerable women agency to make empowered life decisions.
We are actively working on a project proposal to provide accessible contraceptive solutions to both women and men in Uganda while also trying to destigmatize ideas around using family planning and maternal health services. In order to complete our project, we plan to host fundraisers both virtually, and on campus. Our goal is to raise a total of $20,000 to put towards purchasing contraceptives and maternal health devices such as an ultrasound, which is not currently accessible in the Busoga Region of Uganda. Together we can help reduce financial burdens on families in Uganda related to unwanted births, reduce the prevalence of HIV among Uganda, and empower women to make their own decisions regarding their health.
And to do this… we need YOUR help!
- For the cost of a Starbucks venti specialty coffee you could supply one woman with a year of oral contraception! ($6.12)
- For the cost of a panera sandwich you could provide one woman with a year of self-injectable contraception and cover the cost of healthcare workers’ time, self-injection training, related supplies, drugs to treat the side effects, and waste disposal costs! ($7.83)
Your donation will make a tangible difference in the lives of women in the Busoga region of Uganda. Just a small gift can go so far!
We thank you in advance for your support.
Empower Through Health at the University of Michigan