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23 May 2020

End gender inequality! End health inequities! End fistula now!

   Last November, the world convened in Nairobi to celebrate the tremendous gains of the past 25 years in advancing the health and rights of women and girls. With a deep sense of urgency, purpose and... Read more

12 May 2020

Mobile App helps midwives support safe delivery among teenage mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic

On April 22 in the middle of the lockdown imposed by the Ugandan government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, 14 -year old Alice (not real name) from Edobo village in Arua district went into... Read more

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