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1 December 2022
UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day 2022

Every person should know the freedom and safety – and right – of bodily autonomy. They should be able to exercise their sexual and reproductive... Read more

11 October 2022
UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Girl

We must act with urgency and commitment to end child marriage. And we must tackle its root cause: gender inequality. If all girls completed secondary... Read more

15 September 2022
A midwife helping Ayorwoth to breastfeed her baby at Nebbi Hospital. Photo: UNFPA Uganda/Samuel Okiror

UNFPA- supported blood collection and distribution centre improves obstetric care in Nebbi

“I am so grateful the doctors managed to save my life. I thank God that the blood for transfusion was readily available. Otherwise I would have died,”

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