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FMP participates at CSMMUA’s advocacy capacity building training.
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FMP participates at CSMMUA’s advocacy capacity building training.

Unsafe abortion remains an enormous public health challenge in Uganda. With women lacking access to safe and legal abortions, many of them turn to unsafe abortion practices, such as self-induced abortions. The Ugandan Ministry of Health in the Annual Health Sector Performance Report of 2017-2018 estimates that as of 2018, 5.3% of all maternal deaths...

Setting the path to ending HIV/AIDS among fishing folks
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Setting the path to ending HIV/AIDS among fishing folks

It was fan and joy celebrating World AIDS Day with the fishing folks at Kasenyi landing site. Every first day of December, for Family Medical Point all roads lead to Kasenyi and this year it was yet another of such days. Why Kasenyi? One of the socially most active landing sites on Lake Victoria shores,...

Commemorating World AIDS Day with fishing folks at Kasenyi
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Commemorating World AIDS Day with fishing folks at Kasenyi

They are among the underserved, in most cases remembered only when a disaster strikes communities they live in. Several members of the fishing folks are young people too with not much formal education and have since taken on fishing and associated business as the last resort. On the shores of Lake Victoria in Wakiso District,...

SRH services and fishing communities, accessibility remains the missing link
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SRH services and fishing communities, accessibility remains the missing link

Lessons from Family Medical Point’s work have proven that fishing communities, those doing business in lakeshores and lake landing sites across Lake Victoria face unique challenges in accessing sexual and reproductive health services than the average population in Uganda. Whereas the Ugandan government has ramped up construction of all sorts of medical centers across the...

Popularizing key messages against GBV
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Popularizing key messages against GBV

In a bid to contribute to the fight against gender based violence among underserved communities, Family Medical Point has embarked on popularizing key messages against GBV in general. Planned activities include rallying the community and trigger a process of self-reflection to rethink their beliefs, attitudes and perceptions. The messages will be designed and tested, ensuring...

Violence against women, the fact and statistics in Uganda
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Violence against women, the fact and statistics in Uganda

Gender Based Violence (GBV) has in recent years gained public attention but exploitative and choice-denying GBV associated with uptake of family planning and directed towards women of reproductive age remains a silent evil in most parts of Uganda, often meted by male partners. In Uganda, GBV prevalence rates are among the highest in the world....

Amplifying voices of marginalized on SRH rights
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Amplifying voices of marginalized on SRH rights

Last year Family Medical Point had an outreach to mark World AIDS Day at Kasenyi landing site, one of the busiest and most populated fishing communities along Lake Victoria in Wakiso District. The fishing community around Kasenyi has an estimated 12,000 people, both night and day population, a majority of whom are young seeking employment...

FMP set on the path to end GBV among fishing communities
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FMP set on the path to end GBV among fishing communities

Family Medical Point has embarked on an ambitious intervention to address gender-based violence associated with family planning among fishing communities at Kasenyi landing site. Situated along the shores of Lake Victoria in Wakiso District, Kasenyi is also home to an estimated 2,000 people most of whom are single earning a living as commercial sex workers....