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SRH services and fishing communities, accessibility remains the missing link

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 country, all aimed at taking the services closer to the people, fishing communities remain a forgotten lot due to challenges involved in acquisition of land around lakeshores and unwillingness of qualified medical professionals to live in these communities. To an average Uganda the major challenges...

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Violence against women, the fact and statistics in Uganda

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. Uganda Demographic Health Survey – 2016 found that among women 15 to 49 years old, 51% experienced physical violence and 22% had experienced sexual violence in their lifetimes (UBOS & ICF, 2018). Sexual coercion is common in Uganda, 21% of women reporting that their partner...

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