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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

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

9 April 2022

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

KAMPALA, Uganda – Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni called for greater focus on wealth creation as the ‘bone marrow of prosperity’, by practising commercial agriculture and building artisanal... Read more

7 April 2022

Sexual and reproductive health: a foundation of resilience and well-being for people and planet

  Kaila! In Fiji, it means to cry out loud. It can announce a celebration—or be a passionate call to action. At a moment of profound planetary crisis, Fiji and other Small Island Developing States... Read more

7 March 2022

Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day   More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For them,... Read more

18 February 2022

Reaching young people with sexuality education during the COVID-19 pandemic

Restrictive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 made it difficult for young people to access sexual and reproductive health and rights services including sexuality education, increasing their... Read more

10 February 2022

Ray of hope as top women leaders champion campaign against teenage pregnancy, child marriage

Every day in Uganda, the stories of hundreds of cases of teenage pregnancies reported across the country have become a ‘new normal’, visibly creating a crisis that may hinder national efforts to... Read more

6 February 2022

A crisis within a crisis: Increased investment critical to end female genital mutilation as COVID-19 rages on

NEW YORK, 6 February 2022 – “Multiple overlapping crises are putting millions of girls at increased risk of female genital mutilation.  “Countries already grappling with rising poverty, inequality... Read more