Tusitukilewamu group 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.
Tusitukilewamu group is holding a breakfast stakeholders meeting to discuss how best to increase uptake and access of contraceptives in urban slums of Kampala district.
Speaking at the event, the town clerk Kawempe division Patrick Moses Okitoi advised government to support to non government organizations that help people.
The town clerk Kawempe division committing to end maternal mortality due to unsafe abortions.
He said, “Let’s work together to promote the uptake and access to contraceptives to prevent unintended pregnancies that lead to unsafe abortions in many areas of Kampala.“
The Tusitukilewamu programme codinator Ronald Kavuma while celebrating the safe abortion day that is usually marked on September 28 in Kampala, appealed to government to put in place mechanisms so that no woman dies because of her reproductive choice.
He encouraged the use of peer to peer education to help the youth and teenagers open up more about their sexual reproductive health problems hence solving the problem of unintended pregnancies that lead to unsafe abortions.