The dilemma of Uganda’s pregnant women

At work. A nurse examines a pregnant woman at Apeitolim Health Centre II in Napak District last year. PHOTO BY STEVEN ARIONG.

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Male midwives appear to be a sensitive issue in Uganda’s Greater North and no matter how efficient they may be, it does seem to be making the lives of many pregnant women quite difficult.

The women of Agung Village, Todora Parish, Anaka Sub-county in Nwoya District must think twice or plan ahead of schedule when they will go into labour, because they are not at liberty to entertain labour pains at any time.


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