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19 December 2017

Embracing eHealth as a game changer

In many rural communities of Uganda, teenage pregnancy is a common situation. Young mothers living long distances away from health centres often face life-threatening complications during and after... Read more

14 December 2017

UNFPA, Swedish Embassy award best performing midwives

At a colourful event hosted by His Excellency Per Lindgarde the Ambassador of Sweden to Uganda, eleven midwives from various regions of Uganda received awards for excellence in midwifery practice.... Read more

12 December 2017
Press Release

Denmark invests USD 13 million in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Gender Based Violence services in Uganda

KAMPALA: The Government of Denmark has today signed a five-year agreement with the United Nations Population Fund in Uganda towards improving women and young people’s health. Denmark has committed... Read more

8 December 2017

Beauty Queen advocates for girls education, hygiene in schools

A beauty queen has taken it upon herself to advocate for the health of adolescent girls living in refugee settlements in the West Nile districts of Adjumani and Moyo. Crowned Miss Ma’di on 26 May... Read more

8 December 2017

UNFPA side by side with the church and religious leaders to end gender-based violence

Under the blue sky in the morning of 2nd December, 2017, over 900 participants gathered at Mengo Senior School in Kampala to run to advocate for elimination of gender-based violence. The Church of... Read more

23 November 2017

President Museveni Opens National Data Forum

The High Level National Data Forum for Uganda was organised by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) with support from the United Nations in Uganda, USAID and Development Initiatives. It is one of... Read more

21 November 2017

What’s life like for vulnerable adolescent girls in Northern Uganda?

It started as business. Juliet (not her real name to protect her) was already addicted to her work. One of her clients called her and requested she undress for him. Refusing was not an option for her... Read more

10 November 2017

Regional meetings highlight importance of evidence in HIV, Sexual and Gender-based Violence, Reproductive Health integration

From October 30 to November 3 2017, Uganda hosted a series of meetings on integration of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Sexual and Gender Based Violence prevention and HIV programmes... Read more

7 November 2017

Young men, boys team up to promote gender equality and healthy choices

Fifty male action groups (MAGs) consisting of young men and boys from Moroto, Napak, Nakapiripirit, Kaabong, Amudat, Kotido, Abim, Gulu, Kitgum and Lamwo have been formed to raise awareness on... Read more

6 November 2017

Innovation changing maternal and adolescent health dynamics in rural Uganda

GetIN, an online platform for health care providers to strengthen the linkage between health care providers and young pregnant women to provide timely and quality maternal health care, was launched... Read more