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Contraceptives dispensed haphazardly in Uganda – Study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new study has shown that 43% of health workers in facilities offering contraceptives are not qualified. Consequently, most women don’t even get to know why a method is picked for them, nor what disadvantages may arise from using it. The study was conducted between …

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More women seeking family planning services at Kasese HC III

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is an increase in the number of women seeking contraceptives in Kasese town. Joy Biira, a nursing officer at Kasese Municipal Health Center III, says they have registered an increase in the number of women seeking family planning services since the lockdown started. According …

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Activists call for single method for pregnancy and HIV protection

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | After a trial ruled out any increased risks of HIV acquisition associated with use of contraceptives – implants, depo provera injections and copper inter uterine device, activists are now calling for research into a method that can provide double protection against both HIV and pregnancy …

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Experts decry constant shortage of contraceptives

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Family planning experts say there is still constant stock out of family planning products at the different health facilities. According to Robina Biteyi, the Executive Director White Ribbon Alliance, there are no implants at the National Medical Stores. She said other challenges that are …

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Contraceptives run out of stock

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a stock out of contraceptives in health centres across the country. The contraceptives are Sayana press, implants and Intrauterine Device-IUD. Women who have been visiting Kawempe General Referral hospital seeking Sayana and Depo Provera injectable contraceptives have for the past one week been …

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Here is why your teens might need contraceptives

Global Family Planning giant boss blames officials for letting their beliefs get in the way of their professional responsibility Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Social marketing is increasingly being embraced in dealing with public health problems which require behavioral change worldwide. In Uganda, the Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) has …

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