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Justice Kabiito breaches new frontier in Human Rights Litigation

Until 16th July 2014, it was unheard of in Uganda’s human rights jurisprudence for a judicial officer in Uganda to visit to location of an alleged human rights violation to contextualize for himself what the circumstances in which the violation is alleged to have occurred. Such was the occasion at Nakaseke District hospital at 10.00am […]

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Mulago launches multi-billion Women’s hospital project

By Francis Kagolo KAMPALA – The health ministry has launched a project to construct a 320-bed capacity women’s hospital aimed at decongesting Mulago and curbing maternal deaths in the country. The $34.14m (about sh91.5b) state-of-the-art national maternal and neonatal referral centre is to be constructed at Mulago hospital complex to handle high-risk maternity services. The […]

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Mother delivers triplets by her own

By Tom Gwebayanga Annet Nakaibale, a mother of eight, knew she was carrying more than one baby, but did not expect triplets. As fate would have it, labour pains struck when she was by herself in a grass-thatched hut. The 35-year-old narrowly survived death. She recently successfully delivered triplets without anyone’s help. The resident of […]

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Maternal health is a human right – activists

By Vicky Wandawa The Population Secretariat (POPSEC) has started campaigning for maternal health as a human right. The project, launched on Thursday at Hotel Africana, Kampala, changes strategy from merely advocating for maternal health to creating massive awareness that it is a human right. Dr. Betty Kyadondo, the Head of Family Health Department at POPSEC […]

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350,000 abortions in Uganda are induced – experts

Article by Catherine Mwesigwa Kizza ( New Vision) Infanticide, child abandonment and abuse — the Ugandan media is full of the stories. The missing story though is that the abused and murdered children are most probably survivors of induced abortion. “There are over two million conceptions in Uganda every year. 200,000 to 300,000 of these […]

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Kabale considers law to force pregnant women into hospitals

 By Robert Muhereza Kabale District is working on a by-law to compel pregnant women to give birth at health facilities and penalise those who deliver aided by traditional birth attendants (TBAs). District speaker Pastoli Twinomuhangi said on Wednesday that he is ready to present the draft by-law for the council’s consideration. This follows a recent survey […]

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Abortions claim 68,000 girls annually – study

By Doreen Murungi Uganda spends sh7.5bn each year treating complications resulting from unsafe abortion, a new study reveals. The World Health Organization guidance on abortion-related services reveals that in Uganda, about 300,000 abortions are carried out every year. “Abortion related complications are one of the leading causes of admissions to gynaecological wards in hospitals across […]

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