UGANDA – Constitutional Court is the first African court to declare maternal health a constitutional right

Congratulations to Moses Mulumba (above), Director of the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) and three co-petitioners who, after nine years of dedication and perseverance, have received a favourable interpretation from the Constitutional Court of Uganda at Kampala. The Constitutional Court found a violation of the rights to health, life, gender equality and freedom from inhuman and degrading treatment in the preventable deaths in childbirth of two women, Sylvia Nalubowa and Jennifer Anguko, … Continued

UGANDA – Maternal and newborn deaths in lockdown

Scovia Nakawooya’s baby died inside her as she struggled to reach a hospital on foot to give birth. She died hours later – one of at least seven women in labour to become casualties of Uganda’s Covid-19 lockdown, a rights group said. Fearful that the viral pandemic could overwhelm already overburdened hospitals, authorities have banned private transport without special authorisation. But in a poor country with few ambulances, the travel ban can be deadly for … Continued

UGANDA – Archbishop of Uganda urges women to use contraception during lockdown

In a break with Anglican tradition, the new Church of England Archbishop of Uganda Stephen Kazimba Mugalu is the first in Uganda to support the use of modern contraception, urging women to be “very careful” to avoid getting pregnant during the Covid-19 lockdown. condemned by Catholic officials as immoral. He expressed concern that after the lockdown, “many many women will be pregnant”. Women in Uganda have an average of five children, but just 30% of women … Continued

UGANDA – CEHURD: Multi-sectoral Dialogue on Teenage Pregnancy, Unsafe Abortion and Maternal Health

Prof. Ben Twinomugisha is an advocate for safe and legal abortion in Uganda. He delivered the keynote address at the multi-sectoral dialogue on #TeenagePregnancy #UnsafeAbortion and #MaternalHealth in Uganda for International Safe Abortion Day. He said that the strongest opposition to #Abortion comes from the Roman Catholic Church. #MaternalHealth is protected under the national, regional and international laws. The #MaputoProtocol, which has been ratified by Uganda, is one of them. Source: @CSMMUA

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