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
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
Here are eight reports in brief from the Vatican, Uganda, Tanzania, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Argentina, Ireland and USA on abortion law and policy issues.
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
To mark Safe Abortion Day, 28 September 2019, COHERINET staff and selected community members from the grassroots level interacted with health service providers at Kawempe National Referral Hospital in the Family Planning & Gynaecology Wards. The interactions aimed at discussing barriers to access and availability of abortion, and provision of comprehensive abortion care services, especially for the poor women and girls from local communities. During the discussions, a Community Women’s Council leader emphasised the need … Continued