Kampala, 20 March, 2022 / 6:26 pm (ACI Africa).
A volunteer medical doctor with Doctors with Africa CUAMM in Uganda has said that the Italy-based non-governmental organization focused on healthcare is training midwives through an initiative dubbed “Adolescent project” to safeguard pregnant girls in the East African country.
In a Friday, March 18 report, Dr. Virgilia Mazza who serves at Aber in Uganda’s Catholic Diocese of Lira looks back at the recent rise of early pregnancies saying amid COVID-19 restrictions, young girls became victims of sexual violence.
“This is why the training of midwives is fundamental,” Dr. Mazza says in reference to the situation of young girls who have been victims of sexual violence, adding that midwives “are the first point of reference for women.”
In a bid to address the challenges faced by victims of sexual violence, “CUAMM has promoted the Adolescent Project, a training course for local midwives held in Anyeke by doctors and police personnel,” Dr. Mazza told the information service of Propaganda Fide, Agenzia Fides.
In the report, the volunteer medical doctor with the Catholic entity says that the training is a “two-day course on topics ranging from violence, treated in relation to the environment and the different sectors of which it is a part, to health and legal assistance.”