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Majoriene, 22, visited FMP outreach at Kasenyi fishing landing site (FLS), one of the busiest FLS in L. Victoria with an estimated daily population of 4,000 people. Majoriene approached the FMP field team for medical care and told her story to a midwife. She had a self-induced incomplete abortion.

 “I became pregnant after a client refused to use a condom and my attempts to visit clinics here to terminate the pregnancy have been futile. I was asked for UGX. 250,000 (USD. 88) which I could not afford.” Majoriene resorted to drinking washing detergents and hitting her belly to force a termination. She feared to visit a traditional healer as her friend passed-on after a failed attempt. She was counseled and supported to access post abortion care.

Majorine’s story is a reality of many young girls and women in the fishing communities across Uganda. .

The CarePlus project  responds to these health needs of young girls, commercial sex workers whose lives are being lost or risk facing debilitating outcomes of unsafe abortion. Through this intervention, we will work on the clinical quality needs  raise awareness among young girls and women of reproductive age and sex workers, and reorient media coverage of sexual reproductive health and rights issues in fishing communities.

This project is being implemented on the shores of Lake Victoria, across four  fishing landing sites of Guuda, Kasenyi, Kigungu, and Nakiwogo.

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