By; Charles Katabalwa

President Museveni has directed the Ministry of Health to draft a bill that will be amended into a law of assisted reproductive technology to protect challenges of infertility in Uganda.

In his speech that has been read by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacobo Olanya during the 1st ever International Infertility Symposium at Kampala Serena Hotel that was organized by International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) and Uganda Fertility Society (UFS), the President says that this law will help to allow each and every couple to bare children that will lead to population growth in the country.

Museveni adds that this law will help to promote health and protect married couples from acquiring diseases while searching for children.

He continues that being barren is not curse so every family with infertile pattern should desist from discriminating or mistreating hence minimizing domestic violence.

He call upon religious leaders to support the initiative since it’s does not violate any region norms.

Meanwhile, Sarah Opendi, the State minister for Primary Healthcare has welcomed the president directive and assured the Ugandans that any time this bill will be tabled in parliament.

Friday 2nd March 2018 05:44:59 AM