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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

5 May 2020

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being born.  Childbirth doesn't stop for pandemics, and neither do midwives. They are working tirelessly on the... Read more

5 May 2020

Safe births amidst COVID-19: Midwives are saving lives of mothers and babies

Carrying her seventh pregnancy, 35-year-old Salama Akello knew that the safest way to go through it would be to ensure to attend all the antenatal care (ANC) visits, thanks to the Village Health... Read more

2 May 2020

UNFPA supports development of guidelines on prevention of gender based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights

As Uganda grapples with the health and socio-economic crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic, UNFPA is putting its technical expertise to work, supporting the government and partners to fight the... Read more

30 April 2020

UNFPA works with Boda Boda riders to keep condom supply going during COVID-19 pandemic

On 25 March, Uganda entered a nationwide lockdown in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19.  The country has so far recorded 81 cases of COVID-19. With the restrictions on movements imposed by the... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. New York, USA, 27 April 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the... Read more

23 April 2020

UNFPA Uganda supports districts with fuel vouchers to ensure safe births amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Northern Uganda and West Nile Regions, 22 April: Fourteen districts in the Northern and West Nile regions of Uganda have received fuel vouchers worth UGX 67.6 million (approx. USD 17,835) for... Read more

20 April 2020

Stay Home and Stay Safe: Engaging my neighbours to play by the rules amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Stay Home and Stay Safe is one of the public health measures promoted by the Ministry of Health in Uganda, critical to slow the spread of COVID-19. This means that one should not leave their home,... Read more

16 April 2020

UNFPA Uganda supports frontline health workers in Madi-Okollo district amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Madi- Okollo District, West Nile, Uganda: To support the on-going response by Government of Uganda, led by the Ministry of Health to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, the United Nations... Read more