The Law, Family Planning and Maternal Health in Uganda


It is almost taboo to discuss abortion in Uganda, yet some 300,000 women seek them in Uganda, with about 85,000 receiving treatment from complications of unsafe abortions.
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A woman being taken to hospital to deliver

  • Uganda:  The Deadly Hours for Women to Give Birth

    New Vision, 22 September 2012

    Woe unto a mother who goes to deliver in Mulago hospital at night or early morning. Chances are she could die. read more »

  • Uganda:  Young Mothers Don't Plan Births

    The Observer, 18 September 2012

    Glorias Natukunda paced about the compound of Shuuku Health Centre IV in Sheema district trying to shush her one-year-old baby Asaf Kabagambe. read more »

  • Uganda:  Uganda Spends Sh160 Billion On Unsafe Abortions Every Year

    New Vision, 10 September 2012

    The demand for abortion in Uganda is high, despite legal and moral proscription. John Semakula explores how a mere policy can bring great cost and pain to citizens. read more »

  • Uganda:  Knowledge of Law on Abortion Could Save Uganda's Women

    The Observer, 4 September 2012

    It is almost taboo to discuss abortion in Uganda, yet some 300,000 women seek abortion in Uganda with about 85,000 receiving treatment from complications of unsafe abortions. read more »

  • Uganda:  Benefits of Family Palnning

    New Vision, 3 September 2012

    Despite decades of international agreements declaring the need for urgent action to improve the wellbeing of women and newborns in the developing world, deaths and poor health have ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Delegates Convene in Kampala to Discuss Abortion Laws

    The Center for Reproductive Rights, 29 August 2012

    Healthcare professionals, lawyers, policymakers, and reproductive health advocates are gathering today in Kampala to discuss abortion laws and policies in Uganda, addressing ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Women MPs Unite Against Child Deaths

    The Observer, 31 August 2012

    Women legislators from southern and eastern Africa want their parliaments to improve the debate on the maternal and child health. read more »

  • Africa:  Abortions Claim 68,000 Women's Lives Annually

    New Vision, 14 June 2012

    Uganda spends sh7.5bn each year treating complications resulting from unsafe abortion, a new study reveals. read more »