Uganda’s Population Secretariat (POPSEC) has started campaigning to make maternal health a human right. The project, launched on Thursday at Hotel Africana in Kampala, shifts the strategy from merely advocating for maternal health to creating massive awareness that it is, in fact, a human right.
Dr. Betty Kyadondo, the head of the Family Health Department at POPSEC said they hope this will empower all women with knowledge regarding their rights to health. Hopefully, this will exert pressure on the government to respond accordingly.
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