Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Natural Family Planning; the best for a happy family

By Dr. Sandra Nabachwa, coordinator Uganda Martyrs Pro-life Apostolate

We often hear or see in the media advertisements on family planning, many times we see Ministry of Health officials put to task to explain why we have unmet need for family planning. We have seen the same ministry draft policies aimed at encouraging young people 10-24years to get all information on family planning and easy access to the different family planning methods they prefer without discrimination and without asking for parental consent. Policies have been drawn encouraging women to take contraceptives without their husband’s knowledge.  Pressure is being mounted on our government to control our population at all cost including legalizing abortion so that those who prefer this as a way of family planning are free.

The question is: “Are we overpopulated? Is this the most urgent area to be handled by the state?”

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Uganda Martyrs Pro-Life Apostolate (UMPA) is a movement that promotes and defends human life from the moment of conception until natural death.

The right to life is the most fundamental human right from which all other flow. Like all other believers, we believe that life is sacred, a gift from God and should be protected as such since life has its authentic origin in God.

Read more: Background

Values and Objectives

Values and Principles

  • Human dignity
  • Right to life
  • Morality
  • Respect for life


To promote a culture of life and equal respect for every human being.

Specific Objectives

  • To create awareness about the sanctity of human life, marriage and the family.
  • To form youth to respect and reflect on God's design and purpose for a chaste life.
  • To offer psychosocial support to persons affected by Pro-Life issues.
  • To build the capacity of the target population to defeat the culture of death and promote gender equality.


  • Formation of Prolife youth clubs
  • Training Peer Educators
  • Education through music, dance and drama
  • Providing counselling to the youth
  • Establishing networks, referral and collaboration structures
  • Providing livelihood knowledge and skills to the youth
  • Organise and facilitate workshop
  • Organise and conduct behavioural change programs
  • Develop and distribute IEC materials on ProLife and HIV materials
  • Radio and Talk Shows

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