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Toilets Meant to Improve Sanitation Turn Into Deadly Hazards

Region: Uganda

Topics: DevelopmentHealthHuman RightsInfrastructure

Pit latrines play a critical role in improving public health throughout Uganda. But when people run out of money to finish building them, they leave gaping holes and life-threatening safety concerns — especially for children.

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Fervent Religious Beliefs Steer HIV-Positive Away From Prescribed Treatments

Region: Uganda

Topics: AutonomyChild RightsDiseaseHealth

In Uganda, medical experts connect a sharp increase in the number of new HIV cases in children to a choice to trust religious leaders and herbalists instead of antiretroviral medications.

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Amid Distancing Restrictions, Ugandan Sex Workers Face Unique Challenges

Region: Uganda

Topics: AccessCoronavirusDevelopmentHealthJobs

Like much of the world, Uganda has imposed social restrictions to combat the spread of the coronavirus. For Ugandans who rely on sex work, the guidelines present a stark choice: continue work and risk infection – or stay home and face financial ruin.

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In Uganda, Addiction Treatment Is a Privilege Few Can Afford

Region: Uganda

Topics: AccessDevelopmentHealthMoney

Ugandans face harsh penalties for drug use, but getting treatment for addiction is no easy feat. There aren’t nearly enough rehab facilities, and their steep price tags mean treatment is out of reach for those who need it most.

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Abandoned Explosives Pose Deadly Risks for Ugandan Scrap Metal Vendors

Region: Uganda

Topics: ConflictHealthHuman RightsPower

Uganda’s construction industry is booming. The hunger for steel to keep up with the building boom has resulted in a thriving scrap trade, with small-scale vendors scouring the country for bits of unwanted metal. But old dangers lay hidden in the hauls.

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Uganda’s Construction Boom has a Brutal Cost for Workers

Region: Uganda

Topics: DevelopmentHealthJobsPower

Worker deaths and injuries are increasing as Uganda’s major cities try to meet the demands of a growing population. Low-paid “helpers” — who often work without contracts or insurance — bear the brunt of the consequences.

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Uganda’s Delayed Sexuality-Education Program Divides Parents

Region: Uganda

Topics: DevelopmentEducationHealthPolicyReproductive Rights

Parents and religious groups have criticized the government’s plan to teach sexuality education to children as young as 3. Meanwhile, police report a rise in cases of sexual abuse of children, and some civil society groups say the delay is partly to blame.

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As Ugandans Take to the Water, Regulations Struggle to Keep Pace

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthLegal RightsPoliticsPower

The government has done little to address a rise in deadly boat accidents, despite Ugandans’ new embrace of water activities.

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The Power to Say ‘No’: Mentors Help Young Ugandan Women Fight Early Marriage, Pregnancy

Region: Uganda

Topics: AutonomyHealthHuman RightsLegal RightsWomen's Rights

Forced marriages and unintended pregnancies remain a norm for many Ugandan young women. One effort to combat the problems draws on the experience of women who have been down that path, who serve as mentors to girls and young women.

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Expelled and Stigmatized, Uganda’s Pregnant Teens Turn to Abortion

Region: Uganda

Topics: AutonomyHealthReproductive RightsWomen's Rights

Pregnant teens in Uganda get kicked out of school, face intense stigma and may suffer life-threatening complications. Can a national sex education curriculum help put an end to teen pregnancy?

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