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2 June 2020

‘To end fistula, we must address poverty and gender inequality’

KAMPALA: Stakeholders in the campaign against obstetric fistula in Uganda have collectively called for deliberate actions to eliminate the condition with in a generation by addressing the underlying... Read more

29 May 2020

Going door to door to meet the reproductive health needs of most-at-risk- populations during the COVID -19 pandemic

  “Never in my life had I been in a situation where I couldn’t get simple medical treatment,” This is how 25 year old   Fifie, (nickname), a commercial sex worker in Kampala described the challenge... Read more

28 May 2020

UNFPA support to Moroto district for continuity of Integrated Sexual Reproductive Health during the COVID-19 lockdown

On 18th May 2020, UNFPA handed over 51 hand sanitizers, 18 boxes of non-sterile disposable gloves, four boxes of N95 face masks, 14,400 male condoms as well as female condoms and Sayana Press, a self... Read more

27 May 2020

Supporting pregnant mothers give birth safely in disasters

  SIRONKO: Childbirth does not stop even in emergencies. And when disaster strikes, women face increased risks to their health and wellbeing due to loss of medical support, trauma and violence. Such... Read more

26 May 2020

Amid COVID19, UNFPA outreaches increase access to sexual and reproductive health and rights services

In Uganda, like many parts of the world, the COVID19 pandemic is having a significant effect on the way of life of many societies and vulnerable groups. Most significant, COVID19 mobility... Read more

26 May 2020

COVID-19 Response: UNFPA donates Dignity Kits to Vulnerable Women and Girls

KAMPALA, Uganda - In a struggle to make ends meet amidst the COVID-19 crisis, it is a tight bargain choosing between a meal for the day and a sanitary pad. Recognizing that hygiene supplies are part... Read more

23 May 2020

End gender inequality! End health inequities! End fistula now!

   Last November, the world convened in Nairobi to celebrate the tremendous gains of the past 25 years in advancing the health and rights of women and girls. With a deep sense of urgency, purpose and... Read more

12 May 2020

Mobile App helps midwives support safe delivery among teenage mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic

On April 22 in the middle of the lockdown imposed by the Ugandan government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, 14 -year old Alice (not real name) from Edobo village in Arua district went into... Read more

7 May 2020

Standing in solidarity with midwives in the time of COVID-19: Minister of State for Primary Healthcare, the Ambassador of Sweden and UNFPA Representative Visit Midwives on Duty

Every year, 5th May is the International Day of the Midwife. On this day, midwives are celebrated worldwide for the noble work they do - saving lives of mothers and babies. In Uganda, the Minister of... Read more

6 May 2020

UNFPA supports development of guidelines to ensure continuity of reproductive health services during COVID-19 pandemic

In March 2020, the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a public health emergency of international concern. Following this declaration, the Government of... Read more