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20 July 2020
News

Riding for health: Motorcycle taxis deliver condoms to communities during the COVID-19 pandemic

For 25-year-old Moses Okanya, life before the COVID-19 pandemic followed a simple routine. Every morning at the crack of dawn, Moses would make his way from his home to the road-side parking spot... Read more

11 July 2020
Statement

Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his call for a global ‘ceasefire’ on gender-based violence – a pandemic within the COVID pandemic.... Read more

10 July 2020
News

Costs should never be a barrier for women to access maternal health care: UNFPA Uganda innovates to end preventable maternal deaths

Every day in Uganda about 12 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, according to an analysis of data from the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey by the Uganda Bureau... Read more

10 July 2020
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Saving mothers and babies in Yumbe through ambulance services

YUMBE: Twenty - year- old Siasa Hasfa was heavily pregnant and tried to deliver at home. A South Sudanese refugee living in Juba village, Limidia Parish, Kochi sub-county of Yumbe district, Hasfa... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

Urgent, accelerated action needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices that harm women and girls, according to new UNFPA report 30 June 2020, NEW YORK—Every year,... Read more

30 June 2020
News

Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and... Read more

25 June 2020
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Young people need more health services and information during the COVID-19 lockdown period

ADJUMANI DISTRICT: Nineteen year-old Martin Kidaga is a senior three student, currently at home following closure of schools in March on the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda. Martin lives... Read more

19 June 2020
Statement

A Blight on Humanity’s Conscience

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict   Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our collective... Read more

15 June 2020
Statement

Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the Fight Against Systemic Racism and Discrimination We are living through turbulent, trying times. This is a moment of suffering for many... Read more

12 June 2020
Press Release

UNFPA and SafeBoda launch e-shop for door-to-door delivery of reproductive health commodities during COVID-19 pandemic

June 12 2020, Kampala, Uganda - UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency and ride-hailing company SafeBoda have today launched an e-Shop that will enable users in Kampala and... Read more

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