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New campaign against Gender-Based Violence goes online

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Corporate logos and Intellectual Property (IP) receive greater protection online than human beings do, according to the United Nations Population Fund-UNFPA, the women’s health agency that works to end gender-based violence. The concern was raised at the launch of a new campaign to help shield women’s bodies and minds from cyber violence. …

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COVID-19 affects maternal health care

Maternal deaths increase as health workers shift to care for COVID-19 patients Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda’s response to COVID-19 has negatively impacted maternal, child and neonatal health, according to data by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The UNFPA says the biggest and longest lasting impact is …

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Midwives lives matter

New report show challenges they face to prevent maternal and newborn deaths Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Majority of maternal and newborn deaths in Uganda are due to preventable causes that can be significantly reduced by access to midwifery care during pregnancy, at birth, and after birth, particularly the …

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Unfriendly to girls

  Uganda named among least friendly countries for girls | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is among the worst countries in Africa where girls continue to experience gender-based discrimination in law, policy and practice, according to the latest report by the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF). The report is entitled: `Africa …

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Cabinet approves new national population policy

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has finally approved a new National Population Policy 2020.  State Minister for Finance, David Bahati confirmed that the cabinet meeting on Monday approved the new policy which is aligned alongside Vision 2040 and Sustainable Development Goals.  Unlike the past policy developed at the time …

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End violence against women – UNFPA representative

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) office in Uganda has called for an end to injustice and impunity against victims of gender-based violence. It says Female Genital Mutilation and child marriage bring consequences that violate basic rights of women and girls. UNFPA representative in Uganda, …

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Danish Govt gives sh6bn COVID-19 support to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Danish Government has offered sh6 billion (14,500,000 Danish Kronner) to support Uganda’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The two grants, 10 million DKK for WHO and 4.5 million  DKK for UNFPA, aim at supporting Government of Uganda’s efforts towards the emergency response to the …

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