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Youth call for HIV testing age to move from 18 to 12 years

Youth call for HIV testing age to move from 18 to 12 years

A new report shows that youth demand for the lowering of the age consent for HIV/AIDS testing for the young generation. This was revealed by the young people in the base line survey conducted in Luwero and Nakasongola districts by the community health Alliance Uganda on top of other districts in Buganda and Busoga  under the […]

Activists launch massive campaign on safe abortion

Activists launch massive campaign on safe abortion

A section of Ugandans have embarked on a massive campaign that is geared towards compelling government through parliament to make adjustments in the current laws governing safe abortion, with the campaign seeing the activists collecting over a million signatures to be used to petition the coming parliament to work on their call. According to the […]

Government urged on universal access to reproductive health

The government of Uganda has been urged to work towards universal access to reproductive health and family planning to implement the London family planning summit commitments. Speaking to journalists the secretary general of the Uganda parliamentary forum on food security, population and development Mathias Kasamba says that the unmet need of family planning in Uganda […]

Purposes of screening in reproductive health services

The World Health Organisation (WHO) regulations and guidelines provide that no woman or foetus or baby should die or be harmed by pregnancy or birth. The WHO urges world governments to work for reduction of mortality rates to half of the 2500 levels by the year 2015. But in this article our major factor is […]

Excitement as women with disabilities are sensitized about their sexual rights

“They stigmatise us when we go there during pregnancy. You could hear some health workers whisper: ‘That woman is not serious. How could she conceive when she’s disabled? I pity the man who slept with her,’” the women noted. “And when you fail to mount the labour bed or examination bed, they ask: ‘How did […]

Betty Nambooze appeal for better reproductive health in Mukono

Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze has expressed the urgent need for extension of reproductive health services in Mukono district to reduce high rate of death during pregnancy and abortion. Nambooze has said early pregnancy, strictness at workplaces; inadequate modern facilities and abandonment of caring for pregnant mothers have led to death during birth. She was […]

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