DFID Boosts Uganda’s Contraceptives Supply

Condoms are a popular form of birth control. The U.K. Department of International Development will provide 45 million condoms to boost Uganda's contraceptive supplies. Photo by: peachy92 / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 peachy92CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

The U.K. Department for International Development aims to help avert up to 75,000 abortions and 250,000 unwanted pregnancies in Uganda with its contribution of 2.95 million pounds (USD4.2 million) to the United Nations Population Fund. The support includes providing 45 million condoms to boost Uganda’s contraceptive supplies, DfID said in a news release.

A quarter of women in Uganda get pregnant while in their teens, while 1.4 million are living with HIV and AIDS. Uganda also has one of the world’s highest population growth rates.

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