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“When I was about to give birth, we called for an ambulance or a vehicle to help but even after five hours of calling, no vehicle arrived,”
"We open at 8am. From 8am we will be receiving a variety of clients for different services - whether post-abortion care, whether antenatal care - we have to give them all the services. We may end up to 10pm, because we'll never chase our clients, we'll never close the place when we have a client inside.
Every Thursday a team from RHU Gulu district provides a mobile outreach clinic in Atega village in the Omoro district in Northern Uganda. The outreach team goes out into this poor remote area which would otherwise not have access to ...
Julie was a midwife with the Ministry of Health for 20 years before she joined the Vanuatu Family Health Association (VFHA) as nurse and project manager for IPPF's SPRINT Initiative response in Vanuatu. When Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, the SPRINT ...
April 25 was a regular day for Parvati. She had delivered a baby girl merely 26 days ago. She was busy with feeding the baby and taking care of her. She had just sat down to catch a breath; suddenly ...
Without the efforts of Reproductive Health Uganda ( RHU ), an IPPF Member Association, the 3000 residents of Labora would be without access to health care. Labora Resettlement Village is located less than 30 kilometres from the town of Gulu, ...
Twenty-year-old Prudence Mwelwa (not her real name) is convinced she would have died if she had tried to have her first baby at home in her village in Zambia. She said there was a lot of blood during her delivery ...
My name is Dié Guélassé Estelle. I am 20 years old. Having delivered at a very young age, I want to propose that more work is needed for young girls on behaviour change and family planning. I had to stop ...
16 year old Adla lives in a small village just outside of Kabul, Afghanistan. Although there are strong memories of war within the community there is also a future of opportunities for brave, young leaders. However, a tough hurdle to ...