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GetIN Mobile, a digital mapping tool used by health and community workers to map and follow- up young pregnant girls to ensure they deliver safely at health facilities was introduced in Bundibugyo district in August, 2018. Since, there has been a notable improvement in the number of pregnant women and girls seeking skilled health care at delivery. GetIN’s introduction and implementation in Bundibugyo district was t...
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West Nile, Adjumani district: Twenty-two year-old Clara Mandra dropped out of school at the age of fourteen after completing primary five, because her mother was not able to raise her school fees. Soon she got married and within a period of four years, Mandra had delivered three children. With a family to look after, Mandra says she found challenges raising them: “After dropping out of school, I thought marriage was...
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On World Population Day, July 11, UNFPA Uganda commemorated the event in Adjumani district, in the West Nile region of Uganda. In line with the global theme, “25 years of the ICPD: accelerating the promise,” the national theme, “Renewing the Promise: Empowering Uganda’s youth to drive socio-economic transformation,” focused on underscoring the potential of young people to drive the ICPD agenda. Guest of honor was V...