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CHILD CARE: Speaker Among threatens to name and shame MPs

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has threatened to name and shame MPs who refuse to accept responsibility for their children. Among was on Wednesday December 1, 2021 presiding over the house during a heated debate on a statement presented by the Vice …

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Kawempe Hospital maternity full as deliveries triple

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Every hour, about five babies are born at Kawempe National Referral Hospital. According to the Deputy Executive Director, Dr Lawrence Kazibwe, they daily deliver between 100 and 150 babies ever since the second COVID-19 lockdown was lifted. This number is almost triple the 50 …

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Acholi region registers 2,006 maternal deaths in 18 months

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers in the Acholi Sub Region have asked parents to support pregnant teenage girls to attend all cycles of antenatal care to avoid deaths and birth complications. According to records obtained from the different health facilities across the region; 2,006 maternal deaths …

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Maternity care during COVID-19 crisis

  How it can be responsive, respectful, person-centred | PATIENCE AFULANI AND NADIA DIAMOND-SMITH | COVID-19 is sweeping the world, and the burden on healthcare facilities is growing. Stories have begun to emerge from higher-resource countries, mainly in the U.S. and Europe, about poor experiences for women giving birth in …

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Child mothers overwhelm Arua hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua Regional Referral Hospital is overwhelmed by the high number of teenage mothers seeking maternity and antenatal services. Sr. Lilly Awili, the in-charge maternity ward at Arua regional referral hospital notes that more than 20 girls below 20 years deliver at the facility in …

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RDC Suspends UGX 500M Project Over Shoddy Works

Lamwo, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The Lamwo Resident District Commissioner, James Nabinson Kidega has halted the construction of a multi million maternity and outpatient wards at Katum health Centre II in Padibe East Sub County citing shoddy work. Kidega issued the directive to halt the construction works valued at Shillings …

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