Uganda – Activists commemorate victims of unsafe abortion

Activists commemorate victims of unsafe abortion

Monday October 1 2018

In Summary
- The 2016 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey indicates that 25 percent of the adolescent girls and young women aged 15-19 in Uganda is pregnant or a mother, which is one of the highest teenage rates in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- In Uganda teenage pregnancy has drastic and far-reaching health, developmental and economic effects at the individual, family, community and national levels.


KAMPALA. A network of civil society organizations over the weekend, joined the rest of world to mark the International Day of Safe Abortion by lighting candles in memory of thousands of women and girls who have died after undergoing unsafe abortion.