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7 April 2020

People still have sex during outbreaks. Forgetting that can be deadly

The world is gearing up its response to the rapidly spreading new coronavirus, SARS-Cov-2. But as it does so, access to sexual and reproductive health services and care are being severely curtailed.... Read more

5 April 2020

UNFPA responds to COVID-19 in West Nile and Northern Uganda

As the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences become ever more apparent and alarming, access to sexual and reproductive health and rights services is a significant public health issue that... Read more

5 April 2020

Surviving Gender Based Violence during the Corona virus outbreak: How UNFPA’s SafePal App is connecting survivors to services

As cases of COVID-19— the disease caused by the new coronavirus —increase worldwide, the emotional, physical and mental toll is also growing. With several countries including Uganda introducing... Read more

4 April 2020

ELA Clubs: Inspiring adolescent girls in rural Uganda to live their dreams

Tororo district, Uganda - For many girls, teenage pregnancy is a dream killer. But not for Mary Umoni, 21, who is not about to let her dream of becoming a powerful business woman slip by.  The leader... Read more

21 March 2020

Taking precaution to prevent spread of COVID-19 virus

Kampala, Uganda, 20 March 2020: As a preventive measure, UNFPA Uganda has procured an assortment of supplies and equipment to ensure health and safety of staff against the spread of the Covid 19... Read more

20 March 2020

As pandemic rages, women and girls face intensified risks

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, governments are taking unprecedented measures to limit the spread of the virus, ramping up health system responses and... Read more

17 March 2020

Running to end FGM: empowered girls in the Sebei literally go the extra mile

KAPCHORWA DISTRICT, March 7: It was yet another milestone in the campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) that morning with over 300 people participating in the ‘Tokyo 2020 End FGM Run’ in... Read more

13 March 2020

Meet the refugee man who supports his wife deliver safely

Bazira Sibumana, father of six is a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo.  For the last four years, he has lived with his wife Zainah Mariam and six children in Itambabiniga zone,... Read more

10 March 2020

The move to end home deliveries

When Midwife Proscovia Adong was deployed to Elema Health Centre II in June 2019, she found that the facility maternity unit had recorded over twenty (20) home deliveries and the born before arrival... Read more

9 March 2020

From New York to Kampala and Mbale, youth advocate Zahara sticks to her message: ‘We must take action to support girls’ rights’

On International Day of the Girl Child in October 2018, Zahara Nabakooza, then a 19-year-old youth advocate from Uganda, in a symbolic presentation became UNFPA’s Executive Director for a day. Dr... Read more