Tag Archives: Maternal Health

State minister for Primary Health Care Sarah Opendi hands over the artistic impression of the proposed hospital to Islamic Development Bank Engineer Zohair Kashgary, January 9th Jan 2013. PHOTO/Maria Wamala

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 ...

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Nakaibale with her triplets at home in Bukwaya-Inuula, Bugyenda district

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 ...

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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 ...

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Abortion

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 ...

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Functional health delivery system is the right answer, not legislation

I would like to respond to the story titled, ‘Kabale considers a by-law to force pregnant women into hospital’ in the Daily Monitor of July 27. The story said the ...

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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 ...

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LOSING MY LIFE, TRYING TO GIVE LIFE IS NOT HOW I WANT TO GO

By Iryn A lot of people keep asking me why I want to stay childless and of course, usually I just retort- ‘why not?’ but I’d like to tell everyone who ...

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Are Ugandan Women Being Denied their “Rights” to Maternal Healthcare Services?

By Mark Omara “If government cannot protect the welfare of women, as it relates to the delivery of adequate maternal healthcare, then it is indeed a sad day in Uganda.” SOROTI, Uganda: ...

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Abortion

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 ...

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Health workers tip government on safe abortion

By FLAVIA LANYERO Medical practitioners have urged government to relax restrictions on abortion and make reproductive health services available to the youth, if abortion is to be managed in the country. The health ...

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