Hundreds of women have received condoms after testing for HIV/AIDS at St. Mark Institute and Clinic in Kyengera a city suburb.
This is part of the activities at a medical camp organized by Initiative for Better Health, a local NGO and Rural Women and Youth Fund Uganda to commemorate the International Day of Rural Women which the UN general assembly declared in 2007.
According to John Aturinde Kateba the Institute Executive director, this day is supposed to be observed every year in Uganda but it is not yet popular.
Rural women, youth and children are still the victims of social injustices like food insecurity which led to creation of the Onternational World Food day celebrated on 16th October.
Kateba says these are the groups that cannot afford treatment, clothing and shelter.
Story By Stephen Otage