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23 July 2022
At the Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescent (ELA) club, Kyosimire acquired tailoring skills. Photo Credit: BRAC Uganda

‘I was forced to get married to a 40-year-old man at 17’ – a survivor of child marriage and gender-based violence narrates

KYEGEGWA, Uganda – In 2018, Anna Kyosimire aged 17, was forced to get married to a 40-year-old man, more than twice her age.   “I was forced into marriage to escape violence that we were experiencing... Read more

11 July 2022
UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem on World Population Day

When people have the power to make informed choices about whether and when to have children, when they can exercise their rights and responsibilities... Read more

6 July 2022
Dr. Emintone Ayella Odong getting ready for his afternoon round of obstetric fistula repair.  © Prossy Jonker Nakanja

Obstetric Fistula surgeons in Uganda, the unsung heroes

Zombo district, West Nile, Uganda – Dr. Emintone Ayella Odong, Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital in Northern Uganda, Dr. Emanuel Odar, Consultant... Read more

30 June 2022
Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Flemming Møller Mortensen checks out a bedcover that is made by women at Nyumanzi W

Adjumani District Applauds Support of Denmark Towards Refugee Response Interventions

Adjumani District, West Nile, Uganda:  Local leaders in Adjumani district have applauded development partners and non-governmental organisations operating in the region for the support towards... Read more

16 June 2022
The Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng (in red) receives keys for the Ambulance for Kamwenge district from the UNFPA R

UNFPA hands over ambulances and equipment to Ministry of Health to advance access to sexual and reproductive health services

Kampala, 16 June 2022 –The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), with funding from the Embassy of Japan in Uganda and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Uganda has handed over two ambulances and an... Read more

19 May 2022
Celebrating 100 Years of Progress: Midwives march through Kabale town, South Western Uganda, in commemoration of the Internation

Celebrating 100 years of progress: Midwives are central figures in the global effort to upholding rights and choices, promoting health and protecting Life

Kabale district, Western Uganda – At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda, Midwife Anne Tushemereirwe of Kabale Regional Referral Hospital did everything possible to save a mother and her... Read more

18 May 2022
In solidarity with Midwives during the award ceremony organised by The Embassy of Sweden in Uganda.

Embassy of Sweden in Uganda recognizes outstanding midwives

Kampala, Uganda - At a momentous event hosted by Her Excellency Maria Hankansson, the Ambassador of Sweden to Uganda, fifteen midwives from various regions of Uganda were recognized and awarded for... Read more

5 May 2022

Global health systems must invest in midwives

When heavy monsoon rains flooded refugee camps in Bangladesh, it was midwife Shakila Parvin who, in knee-high water, delivered twins to a hypertensive mother and stabilized her before she was rushed... Read more

14 April 2022

Act collectively to end the crisis of teenage pregnancy in Uganda

Uganda’s “serious problem” of teenage pregnancy requires collective action to prevent and respond to the crisis – and two new reports by UNFPA, the... Read more

9 April 2022

Creating a healthy, productive nation for Uganda’s economic development

Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni called for greater focus on wealth creation as the ‘bone marrow of prosperity’, by practising commercial... Read more