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3 July 2017
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Voices of Young People at the Solidarity Summit on Refugees in Uganda

Willent Mugisha fled the war in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo as a little girl 17 years ago. Since then, she has lived with her family in Kyangwali refugee settlement in Hoima, Western Uganda.  ... Read more

15 June 2017
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UNFPA Representative meets First Lady Janet Museveni to discuss Maternal Health

  Kampala, Uganda, June 12, 2017 – Representative Alain Sibenaler led a delegation of UNFPA Uganda Staff to make a courtesy call on the First Lady of the Republic of Uganda, Mrs. Janet Kataaha... Read more

6 June 2017
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Leaning on ‘healthcare for all’ to ensure equitable access to Family Planning and maternal health

Everyday sixteen women die giving life and many more newborns do not live beyond the first 28 days of their lives due to preventable causes, while use of antenatal, natal and post-natal services also... Read more

3 June 2017
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Innovative health care solutions within reach as UNFPA project grooms young social entrepreneurs

Following a rigorous four- month programme of mentorship, business training, technical guidance and product development, three innovative health care solutions are set to hit the market supported by... Read more

31 May 2017

International day of the midwife highlights gains, challenges in delivering maternal health services

Alice Aganira has been a midwife for fifteen years. Her face lights up as she talks about her work while doing her rounds in the maternity ward at Kagote Health Centre III in Fort Portal, Western... Read more

5 May 2017
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Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, celebrates the heroic and life-saving work that midwives do every day, often in very trying circumstances. Thanks to midwives, millions of women each year... Read more

5 May 2017
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Uganda needs more midwives

By Umar Weswala Today, Uganda joins the international community to commemorate the annual International Midwifery Day – 5th May. The national event is being held at Boma Grounds in Fort Portal Town... Read more

20 April 2017

Restoring dignity for mothers delivering in emergencies

During conflict and other emergencies, women and girls, many of them pregnant or lactating mothers remain among the most severely affected groups. But for a visually-impaired mother with a new baby... Read more

20 April 2017
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Responding to needs of mothers delivering in emergencies

LAMWO, Northern Uganda: At a refugee reception centre in northern Uganda, nine refugee mothers stood in a single-file line cuddling their newborn babies all wrapped up in heavy wool blankets. Visibly... Read more

4 April 2017
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Maternal health voucher initiative opens doors for safe deliveries

“I feel so happy that I was able to deliver my baby safely. I received good care and attention from the health workers here; my baby and I were in good hands,” says Alice Nalubwama from her bed in... Read more

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