Reducing Maternal Mortality from Unsafe Abortion Conference Protea Hotel, Kampala
6-8th June, 2012
The 1st National conference on Unsafe abortion in Uganda held in Kampala, between the 6th and 8th of June, 2012 with the theme ‘Reducing Maternal Mortality from Unsafe Abortion’. In attendance were dignitaries from the ministry of health, Uganda, Political leaders (members of Parliament), activists, donor agencies, advocacy groups, FAMSA Executive members etc.
Due to the increasing maternal mortality rate in Uganda because of unsafe abortion the Ministry of health organized this conference sponsored by IPAS Alliance Africa, UNFPA and PACE. Heated debates, discussions and suggestions ensued all in view to channel a way forward to reduce the increasing maternal mortality rate in Uganda.
From left to right; Ephraim Kisangala (SCOMER chairman), Juuko Abdu (FAMSA East African regional coordinator), Dr. Phionah, Veronica (The former LOC for the 27th FAMSA Conference and GA, Priscilla (Treasurer), Dr. Osur (Director of Programs at IPAS), Dr. Kiggundu, John Paul Bagala( FAMSA president) and Fauz Kavuma(FAMSA Sec gen).
Undoubtedly FAMSA once again showed her zeal to achieving one of her numerous goals which is active participation in health related decision-making and contributing positively to the development of her members and Africa as a whole. The conference also afforded the opportunity for international dialogue and sharing of national experience.
Delegates at the National conference on Unsafe abortion at Protea Hotel in Uganda
FAMSA Executives at the conference; (from right to left) Fauz (sec gen), Priscilla (Treasurer), John Paul(President), midwife, Ephraim(SCOMER chairman), Veronica(LOC chairman at the 27th FAMSA conference) and Juuko(FAMSA regional coordinator).
Food for thought; “In unequal world, these women are the most unequal among unequal” “Hundreds of pregnant women, alive at sunset last night never saw the sunrise this morning. Some of them died in labour, some died of hemorrhage in hospitals lacking blood, some died in the painful convulsions of eclampsia and some died on the table of an unskilled abortionist trying to terminate an unwanted pregnancy”
H.Nakajima, WHO 1999