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5 May 2021
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Global shortage of 900,000 midwives threatens women’s lives and health, new report shows

“A 35-year-old pregnant woman came to our clinic with abdominal pain,” recalled Hawrin Yousif, a midwife in the Khazir displacement camp in the... 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

4 May 2021
News

 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

28 April 2021
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Empowering health workers on Clinical Management of Gender-Based Violence

ORUM, OTUKE- Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is detrimental to the enjoyment of women’s rights such as the right to the highest standard of health. The COVID-19 Pandemic has further exacerbated the... Read more

20 April 2021
Press Release

Japan contributes US$ 9.8 million to support efforts towards refugees and host communities, border security as well as COVID-19 response in Uganda

KAMPALA, 20 April 2021, The Government of Japan in March committed approximately US$ 9.8 million to support refugees and host communities as well as border security, with a strong focus on mitigating... Read more

15 April 2021
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Parliamentarians pass motion to end teenage pregnancy, child marriages

Members of the Ugandan Parliament have urged government to develop and enforce policies and strategies to protect girls against escalating cases of teenage pregnancy and child marriage during and... Read more

14 April 2021
News

Bodily autonomy: Busting 7 myths that undermine individual rights and freedoms

Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, according to data from 57 countries, UNFPA’s flagship report announced today. The 2021... Read more

14 April 2021
Press Release

Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report, My Body is My Own

Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to decide whether to have sex with their partners, use contraception or seek... Read more

14 April 2021
News

Strengthening accountability mechanisms to harness the Demographic Dividend in Uganda

Uganda plans to harness a demographic dividend as a pathway to realization achieving middle income status as enshrined in Uganda’s Vision 2040. Characterized by economic growth, a demographic... Read more

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