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An inside look at some of the challenges of covering reproductive health in Uganda

In the area of sexual and reproductive health, the Ugandan media coverage is centred on maternal health issues, according to research.
A study provisionally titled ‘A qualitative analysis of Ugandan media coverage of women’s reproductive health’ found that the majority of the articles covered by four print media houses in the month of May addressed pregnancy and childbirth, whereas infertility and abortion were discussed considerably less.

RESEARCH SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP ON COVERING WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

FREE RESEARCH SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP ON
COVERING WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Speakers: Dr Daniel Murokora (Uganda Women’s Health Initiative) and Dr Eleanor Nakintu (Uganda Martyrs University & Nsambya Hospital), Rosanne Anholt, master student in public health at VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands & Esther Nakkazi, founder & director of the Health Journalist Network in Uganda (HEJNU)
Programme
 Presentation on reproductive health issues in Uganda

Science Café’s

HEJNU would like to add science cafes as one of its activities and together with its extensive network of thought leaders, journalists, scientists and researchers they will form the foundation for a successful Science Café program in Uganda. We have an ambitious target to start holding the cafes this year or early next year.  

Periodic Health Digest

The Health Journalists Network in Uganda (HEJNU),  an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness about health care issues and improving health literacy among Africans, is now working on its seventh edition of its periodical, the Health Digest, that will focus on the many challenges of developing and successfully administering large-scale vaccinations in Africa.