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Ugandan Civil Society Condemns The Growing Trend of the Ministry of Health Disowning and Staying Urgently needed policies, guidelines and Standards on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

The Coalition to Stop Maternal Mortality Due to Unsafe Abortion (CSMMUA) today in commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child held a press conference expressing their concerns and condemning the decision taken by the top leadership at Ministry of Health to halt the release of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Guidelines and Service Standards. This took place on September 28, 2017 at the close of Uganda’s National Family Planning Conference.

The network of Ugandan civil society groups, health workers, young people and other citizens called upon the Ministry of Health to immediately reverse its position and accelerate implementation of policies and service delivery for adolescents in Uganda.

A representative from Civil Society groups mentioned that despite the current environment Civil Society Organisations are still committed to working with Ministry of Health and look up to them for leadership on how to address this impasse.

 Click to read full press release as published in Uganda’s dailies on October 11th, 2017.

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