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TEENAGE PREGNANCY IN UGANDA: THE COST OF INACTION

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If no action is taken to end teenage pregnancy, about 64% of teenage mothers will not complete primary education level; 60% of teenage mothers will end up in peasant agriculture work and annually more than UGX. 645 billion (181.8 Million USD) will be spent by Government of Uganda on healthcare for teen mothers and education of their children.

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Right(s) Here: Delivering Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Amid COVID-19. Issue No.2

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We reflect on the strides we have made for women, girls, and young people to ensure delivery of an integrated package of reproductive health rights. Amid economic pressures due to COVID-19 pandemic, and with health systems overstretched, UNFPA continued to work with partners to ensure that sexual and reproductive health services do not get sidelined. We are grateful to our donors, who have supported the work of UNFPA to ensure that we close the gaps  critical to help avoid higher rates of teenage pregnancies, maternal deaths, unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions, HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

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FACT SHEET ON TEENAGE PREGNANCY, 2021

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Uganda’s maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) stood at 336 deaths per 100,000 live-births and regarding maternal mortality rates, 17.2 percent of the deaths were among those
aged 15-19. According to Uganda Bureau of Statistics UBOS (2018), almost a quarter (one in four or 25%) of Ugandan women has given birth by the age of 18.

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FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION UGANDA, 2021

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Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a practice that involves altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons, and it is internationally recognized as a human rights violation.

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GENDER BASED VIOLENCE AND HARMFUL PRACTICES, UGANDA - 2021

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In 2020, the Uganda Judiciary with the Justice Law and Order Sector with the support of UNFPA organized Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) court sessions held out of courts in 14 districts Overall 629 in 711 cause-listed cases were successfully completed and 82 cases were re-schedule

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DISABILITY INCLUSION IN UGANDA: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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The persons with disabilities Act (2006) defines disability as, “a substantial functional limitation of daily life activities caused by physical, mental or sensory impairment and environment barriers resulting in limited participation.”

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Right(s) Here: Delivering Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Amid COVID-19

Newsletter

The COVID-19 crisis has taken a staggering toll on people, communities and economies everywhere. But not everyone is affected equally. The pandemic is hitting marginalized communities harder, particularly women and girls, deepening inequalities and threatening efforts to leave no one behind. As health systems struggle to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to rethink our interventions to respond to the new reality, ensuring that sexual and reproductive health services are not sidelined.

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Right(s) here. Supporting Policy and Decision Makers to Lead Differently: A New Look At Vulnerability and Data for Decision-Making

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Analysis of data from the Health Management Information System (HMIS) shows an increasing trend in number of women receiving Post-Abortion Care (PAC)
services in health facilities in 2020. The data on increasing number of women seekingpost abortion care services indicates a need forgreater action to reduce the negative impact onhealth and social economic outcomes of women andgirls, and health system as a whole.

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Unmasking Inequalities: Going Beyond National Averages - Family Planning Atlas

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The right of all persons to decide freely and responsibly on the number and spacing of their children, to make informed choices in reproductive health matters and to have access to a full range of safe and effective contraceptive methods was enshrined in the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development. Family planning is one of the high impact public health interventions. Studies have shown that access to family planning services in countries with high fertility rates has the potential to significantly reduce poverty and hunger.

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FROM HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE TO RESILIENCE: 2020 Humanitarian Response

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In 2020, UNFPA Uganda received funds from various sources including UNFPA Emergency Fund, UNFPA Core Resources,  CERF, SIDA, EU Spotlight, FCDO, DANIDA and the Netherlands Government to a tune of US$ 7,607,309 to support emergency programming and interventions for strengthening of lifesaving SRHR/HIV and GBV across the humanitarian/development nexus. UNFPA Uganda also supported strengthening of health and protection systems in refugee-hosting districts.

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