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Over 900 school age going girls in Budaka district impregnated

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 942 girls in Budaka district got pregnant in the first three months of the lockdown, health officials have revealed. According to health officials in the district, a survey conducted between April and July in only four health facilities indicated that over 900 school-age …

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COVID-19 bars buzz

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | How critical are bars when it comes to fueling economic growth? Is it possible to respect standard operating procedures where sobriety is doubted amidst rising COVID-19 cases? These could have been some of the questions that President Yoweri Museveni and his national COVID-19 taskforce asked …

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Amuru residents blame teenage pregnancies on domestic violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Amuru district have attributed the high cases of teenage pregnancies in the district to domestic violence. Statistics from the Human Rights Focus indicate that 4,062 young girls were impregnated in Acholi sub region since the Covid-19 lockdown in March up to mid-August 2020. …

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Boys, men faced increased sexual violence during lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A survey by the Makerere University School of Public Health has indicated that many more men and boys are being battered, sexually abused, or forced into sex by women. The finding is based on a survey conducted in August 2020, among 2,500 adolescent boys and …

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TASO enrolls back 200 on ART treatment in Gulu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Aids Support Organization Gulu Regional Care Centre-TASO has enrolled back 200 people on treatment who had abandoned it due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Michael Ochwo, the centre manager for TASO Gulu says several persons living with HIV who could not afford transport at …

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Kumi district unable to account for 700 teen pregnancies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kumi district authorities are struggling to trace the whereabouts of more than 700 girls who conceived during the COVID-19 lockdown. Sr. Suzan Okwakol, the Assistant District Health Officer who doubles as the in charge of Maternal and Child Health in Kumi says they registered …

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