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Family Medical Point takes part in the CSMMUA strategy development meeting

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We were exhilarated in being part of the two days CSMMUA campaign strategy development meeting organised by   Centre for Health Rights and Development(CEHURD). The two days meeting took place in K-Hotels Entebbe and was attended by thirty-two Civil Society Organizations and individuals. Family Medical Point was represented by Eunice Amon, our Communications and programs coordinator.

The meeting was aimed at establishing coalition members to come up with a six months’ communications strategy that would combat and reduce maternal morbidity and mortality due to unsafe abortion especially during the covid pandemic where SRHR remains essential but has been disrupted with the limited access to contraception information and services increasing the number of unplanned pregnancies which is bound to upsurge the cases of unsafe abortions.

The meeting was also focused on intensifying advocacy capacity of CSMMUA members on SRHR advocacy.

We were grouped into teams of eight where FMP became part of the Sharp Shooters Group whose major task was to design a strategy that will tackle issues of information gap and stigmatization of health workers offering PAC and safe abortion services under the Community Engagement Thematic Area.” Said Eunice, after the meeting.

We are privileged to participate in drafting the six month’s campaign that will save young girls and women from conducting unsafe abortions and protect the service providers from stigmatisation.

 Family Medical Point will therefore work with Medical Students with Choice Uganda and Reach a Hand Uganda in the next six months to create a team of advocates for family planning and PAC services.

FMP will organise five community dialogues in the fishing communities that we work in so as to change the attitudes, practises and knowledge on SRHR and safe abortion. It is no doubt that if communities had the right information on unsafe abortions and how to avoid teenage pregnancies, then many would not be lost to maternal related deaths.

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