By Aida Anyango
When it comes to reproductive health, it is not uncommon today to find women who self-prescribe family methods pills for themselves. When the women are asked why, they say some doctors do not give them the information they need. This is one of the things that Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) is trying to fight and one way they do this is taking part in activities that help them spread the message about using professionals to find the most appropriate family method for couples. One such activity is the annual Bride and Groom Expo.
According to Robert Kigula, the Social Marketing Manager at UHMG, people coming to the Expo should expect to be educated about Pilplan, Injector plan, how to use them, their benefits and side effects of the different methods of family planning.
“Last year (2017) over 500 people (at the Expo) were able to access our services, which included free counseling. This time round, we are offering much more,” said Kigula.
On site will be professional midwives who will be able to give information to clients and couples seeking answers to their many questions on reproductive health.
UHMG also partners with Bride & Groom to facilitate talks at the workshops on relationships, marriage, sex and so much more.
The Bride & Groom Expo is on from June 22 to 24 at the Uganda Manufacturer’s Association new exhibition hall. The entrance fee is sh10,000 only.
This year’s also comes with a twist, with the Win-a-Fantasy wedding promotion, with raffle tickets being sold at the venue for shs 2,000 and a grand draw on Sunday, June 25.
By Aida Anyango