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Holidays: Rose Namayanja cautions parents on teenage pregnancies

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Rosemary Namayanja, the Deputy Secretary General of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party, has called on parents to be vigilant during the ongoing holidays to address the alarming rates of teenage pregnancies. The Luwero District Health Report reveals that between July 2022 and January …

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Tayebwa calls for dialogue on contraceptive use

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa has called for more discussions about the use of contraceptives as a means of stopping unwanted pregnancies. Tayebwa made this call while meeting a delegation of the All Party Parliamentary Group from the United Kingdom on Monday, 30 May 2022. The …

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Adjumani baby boom, maternity runs out of beds

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Adjumani hospital maternity ward is overwhelmed with the number of mothers who have been admitted to give birth in recent months and some mothers now sleep on the floor as all the beds are occupied. Pauline Idia the assistant district health officer in charge …

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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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Child mothers in Luweero abandoned during lockdown

Luweero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 28 teenage girls in Luweero district are stranded with children and pregnancies after they were neglected by men during the COVID-19 lockdown. The girls aged between 14-17 years are from sub-counties of Kamira, Bamunanika, Wobulenzi, Luweero and Makulubita. Seven are stuck with …

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Soroti medics deliver baby implanted in the liver

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  There is a double celebration at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital following a successful operation of a mother whose baby was implanted in the liver.  Ideally, the egg travels down the fallopian tube to the womb, when it is fertilized. But Florence Anabo, a 23-year-old mother …

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