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20 May 2021
News

WAY Programme: scaling up interventions to reach vulnerable women and girls amid COVID-19 Pandemic

According to findings from the Rapid Gender Assessment conducted by CARE during the period, women and girls were disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Violence against women and girls was on the... Read more

17 May 2021
Press Release

Young people as game changers for a sustainable, green future to protect the health and well-being of all

  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 17 May 2021—UNFPA East and Southern Africa, under the auspices of the Safeguard Young People programme, today launched the ‘Climate HackLab’ project, which aims to... Read more

13 May 2021
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On Midwifery day, renewed commitments made to invest more in midwives

The International day of the Midwife was commemorated in Kampala May 5 with renewed commitments made from partners and stakeholders to invest more in midwives and avert preventable maternal and... Read more

11 May 2021
News

Menstruation and human rights - Frequently asked questions

How is menstruation related to human rights? When does menstruation start? What are common myths and taboos about menstruation? What is period poverty? These and many more questions are answered in... Read more

6 May 2021
News

UNFPA, MSH sign MoU to work collaboratively to strengthen supply chain for reproductive health commodities

UNFPA and Management Science for Health (MSH) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), pledging to work together to strengthen the national supply chain for reproductive health commodities in... Read more

6 May 2021
News

BRAC ELA Plus project improved my life for the better

Abuun Rosemary, 23, is a rising businesswoman. Living in Nakosowan village, Kaboong district in north-eastern Uganda, she makes a living selling local brew to support herself and her two-year-old son... Read more

5 May 2021
Statement

Trust the evidence: Invest in midwives

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day of the Midwife 5 May 2021   Every day in every part of the world, midwives save the lives of women and babies and promote the... Read more

5 May 2021
News

Global shortage of 900,000 midwives threatens women’s lives and health, new report shows

ERBIL, Iraq/UNITED NATIONS, New York – “A 35-year-old pregnant woman came to our clinic with abdominal pain,” recalled Hawrin Yousif, a 27-year-old midwife in the Khazir displacement camp in the... Read more

4 May 2021
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 Promising results in reducing maternal deaths

  Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda (March 2020), routine analysis of service delivery data by UNFPA showed an increase maternal deaths by 10.4%, from 1,089 in 2019 to 1,202 in 2020... Read more

30 April 2021
News

Voucher services increase access to Reproductive Health services for women and girls in Amuru

PABBO, AMURU- In the Acholi sub-region, there is a high unmet need for family planning at over 39% worsened by very low use of modern contraceptives. This is further exacerbated with the high cases... Read more

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