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Posted On: September 27, 2016
Globally, there are 1.2 billion adolescents and an estimated 196.5 million are in Africa. In the Eastern Africa and in the world at large, Uganda has one of the youngest populations with current statistics showing about 78% of the population being below 30 years of age. This constitutes a largely productive population but this particular... Read More...
Posted On: August 25, 2016
20th August 2016 – Kampala Uganda Menstruation is an integral and normal part of human life, indeed of human existence. Menstrual hygiene is fundamental to the dignity and wellbeing of women and girls and an important part of the basic hygiene, sanitation and reproductive health services to which every woman and girl has a right.... Read More...
Posted On: August 23, 2016
“Menstruation with Dignity” Girls in rural Uganda miss up to 8 days of study each school term because they are in their periods. (A study of menstrual management Uganda found). This is usually due to lack of wash rooms, lack of sanitary pads and bullying by peers and to many in Uganda, life stops on the day when they get their periods.... Read More...

Prefects of our Kawala Secondary School pause for a group picture with Paul Webs the UYAHF program Officer after the session.

Posted On: June 30, 2016
“When I am in my periods, I avoid going to school, because of fear to stain my uniform and get embarassed before the boys” noted Faridah 15 years a Senior 3 student of Kawala College School in Lubaga Division, Kampala Uganda’s Capital. This was at one of the regular school health outreach conducted by Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health... Read More...
Posted On: June 22, 2016
Did you know Uganda’s Productivity would be $15 billion higher if teenage girls delayed pregnancy until their early twenties, got a skill and worked? Did you know that 3 out of 10 girls in Uganda drop out of school due to teenage pregnancy related issues? Did you know that 49% of Ugandan Women are married before their 18th birthday and... Read More...