Buzzfeed: All Of Uganda’s Free Emergency Contraceptives Are About To Expire

29th June 2015

Uganda’s entire public stock of emergency contraceptives will expire by Wednesday, leaving women — especially survivors of rape — in the lurch.

Multiple officials in Uganda’s Ministry of Health acknowledged the problem but could not provide BuzzFeed News with any specific information, including the number of dosages that have already expired, nor did they provide any information about the plan for renewing the medicines.

“We were hoping you could tell us,” one employee in the ministry’s reproductive health department told BuzzFeed News.

One international health organization said some of the drugs have already expired and confirmed that the rest will expire in July. The organization asked not to be named because the matter is sensitive.

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