Author: Sarah Nakimbowa

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Violence against women continues to fuel HIV epidemic

Grace was raped when she was 15. For 30 per cent of women worldwide, just like Grace, their first sexual experience was forced. ...

Father quits job as teacher to help teen mums living with HIV

Richard Aliwaali goes from door to door, from community to community, to work with people living with HIV. He helps tackle discrimination and focuses ...

Carolines’s story: “I lost five children due to my ignorance of HIV”

A programme that helps mothers avoid passing HIV to their children has helped Caroline, who is living with HIV, give birth to two healthy children. ...

Uganda has launched HIV-free children by 2016 campaign

Uganda has joined other countries like Swaziland, Ghana, and Sierra Leone among others, and launched a new national framework to eliminate new HIV inf ...

Uganda carries out PrEP trials

Uganda joined other countries including Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, Zanzibar, and Zimbabwe for a trial of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). This f ...

Uganda adopts EMTCT intervention Option B+

Uganda has adopted a new policy called Option B+ for the elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV (EMTCT). According to the Ministry Of Heal ...

Fighting for my child: Maria’s story

Maria Okurut’s joy at delivering a twin boy and girl was soon after damped by the death of her husband then the death of her newborn son. ...

Family planning in Uganda

Family planning is when or when not to have children, and the use of birth control and other techniques to implement such plans. Other aspects of fami ...

Uganda pledges to protect the rights of vulnerable children

In June 2010, Uganda’s orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) received USD $22.9 million through a five year USAID funded project called Strength ...

Uganda’s maternal petition case still not heard five months on

Uganda has performed poorly on the Millennium Development Goal 5, with a maternal mortality ratio of 435/100,000 ...
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