Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum
Over the last 9 years, UYAHF has grown lips and bounds from a small brief case organization to now a well-structured national level organization running projects in 30 districts.
Who we are
A dynamic Youth led and Youth Serving Health, Human Rights, and Girl Centred Organization that seeks to advance quality health and wellbeing for young people. Specifically, UYAHF works to address and advance young people’s specific needs as regards their sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender equality and health promotion, livelihoods, climate change, and SGBV among others.
A gender equal world with healthy and empowered adolescents and young people.
To realize a gender-equal world with healthy and empowered adolescents and young people, through amplifying their voices in policy and decision-making and responding to their specific health, human rights, and gender needs
To empower adolescent girls and young women to live quality health with equity, diginity and opportunities to realize their full potential.
The challenges we seek to address
Teenage pregnancies, SGBV & Harmful practices
Unemployment and lack of employable skills
Limitations in access to quality youth friendly SRHR services
Limited access to correct, appropriate and relevant SRH information
Myths and misconceptions surrounding SRHR services
Stigma, discrimination and barriers that hinder access to SRHR services
Limited spaces for meaningful youth participation
Unsupportive policy and legal environment
Our impact in numbers
The Ministry of Health Uganda and other health partners in Uganda voted the Uganda Youth and Adolescent Health Forum as the best Adolescent Health Implementing Partner and also recognized one
On the 7th of October, several adolescent girls, young mothers, and young women with disabilities from various organizations convened at Hotel Africana, Uganda for the “Girls and Women’s Mock Parliament”
The honourable Women Members of Parliament for Nwoya and Lira Districts, Hon. Achan Judith and Hon. Auma Linda, respectively, have committed to pay a learning visit to the Uganda Youth