The Family Health Department, through partnerships with relevant sector ministries, Civil Society Organisations and other stakeholders promotes advocacy for reproductive health, safe motherhood and child survival. It also promotes the integration of reproductive health issues in development programmes at national, district and lower levels.
The department takes responsibility for programming, monitoring, co-ordinating and providing technical support to reproductive health projects. It also co-ordinates reproductive health-related research to influence decision-making, planning, and programming at different levels.
It works with the Office of the First Lady and the Office of the Nnabagereka, who, as Goodwill Ambassadors, promote safe motherhood and child survival.