EALA Bill seeks to introduce contraceptives for children
DateMarch 6, 2017
TypeIn the News
A new East African Legislative Assembly Bill is seeking to introduce contraceptives for children in member states; days after the Ministry of Health disowned a policy proposing the same for children aged 10 to 19 years in Uganda. Once passed into a law, the Bill dubbed the “EAC Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Bill 2017,” will bind the East African Community member states to provide contraceptives and abortion, among others, to all EAC citizens, including children. The states include Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.