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About 50 percent of girls in Uganda report missing one to three days of primary school per month because of menstruation. This translates into a loss of eight to 24 school days per year. The subject of menstruation, is often treated as taboo, and has many negative attitudes associated with it, including the idea that menstruating women and girls are ‘dirty’ and ‘impure’. Jamila Mayanja is trying to address this pro...
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Kampala, Uganda, 12 September 2019 -  MTN Foundation in partnership with UNFPA and the Ministry of Health have today briefed the media on the progress of the plans to implement maternal health projects with funds collected from the 2018 MTN Kampala and Regional marathons. The funds are being used to complement efforts by the Ministry of Health to improve service delivery in 5 Health Centre IV facilities across Ugand...
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Imperial Royale Hotel Kampala, Uganda: On 28th August, young people in Uganda held an ICPD25 Youth Satellite event to share experiences on what the ICPD agenda means for them, how it has impacted on their lives, and also learn from each other on how they can play a critical role in advancing the agenda. “This is typically a young people's space to dialogue, share experiences, and learn more about the ICPD and its P...