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CSOs want pregnant learners in school beyond stipulated three months

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Civil Society Organizations are demanding that child mothers should be given chance to stay in schools beyond the three months of pregnancy as recommended by the government. In 2020, the Education and Sports Ministry drafted guidelines to help thousands of girls impregnated during the prolonged …

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Boyfriend stabs lover to death for aborting pregnancy

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 17 year-old girl in Gulu city has been stabbed to death by her boyfriend for terminating a pregnancy. The deceased has been identified as Miriam Akello, a first-year student pursuing a certificate in Accounting and Finance at East African Institute For Management Science. The …

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Over 47,000 girls impregnated in Bukedi during COVID

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 47,000 teenage girls in the Bukedi sub-region have been impregnated during the two years in the country. Statistics from the National Population Council indicate that Bukedi registered an increase in the number of teenage pregnancies from 23,829 in 2019 to 25,066 in 2020 …

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Contraceptive shortage hits Bundibugyo health centres

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a general stock out of contraceptives in health centres across Bundibugyo district. The most sought after contraceptives include Sayana press and Depo Provera injectable contraceptives which last for 13 weeks to prevent pregnancy. However, most of the facilities visited by Uganda Radio Network had …

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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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