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In response to significant interest and requests from women IHA , in collaboration with Marie Stopes Uganda, is now providing family planning and cervical cancer screening services, along with related health formation, to four rural communities. During 2019 and onward, some 1500 women and 200 men attended family planning “camps”.
Approximately 20% of the women had significant infections and were not able to be screened for cervical cancer. Immediate treatment for the women was provided by IHA and “deworming” medication is being provided for young children.
Due to a number of problems, a large number of teenage girls have, and are continuing to become pregnant. In many cases the girls do not have strong support systems. HA plans to organize the girls into small groups and provide them with education materials, skill training and emotional and psycho social support, for one year.