Recognize the voice of the youth in the ICPD conference in Nairobi

For the first time in Uganda, over 200 young people from all over the country gathered in Kampala for the ICPD25 Youth Satellite Event. The satellite event, which was organized by UYAHF, in collaboration with UNFPA, Uganda, National Population Council and partners aimed at providing a platform for the young people to discuss and generate…

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UYAHF and civil society organizations trained on advanced family planning smart advocacy strategies

In his book, “making of Champions” Benjamin Suulola, stated that, “Growing your leadership capacity demands personal effectiveness. Being effective is the ability to do the right thing at all times, no matter the cost.”  Between 5th–9th of August 2019, UYAHF staff joined 20 other CSOs to a capacity building training on Advanced Family Planning (AFP)…

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Lots of learning about family planning at the UYAHF youth hub

  The Youth Hub, which is a project under the Livelihood program of the Uganda Youth and Adolescent Health Forum, (UYAHF) on August 16th and 23rd organized a series of fun-filled activities convening a number of energetic youths from Kampala and beyond. The youth hub aims to create a safe space for recreation, skilling and…

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MP’s commit to fast-track the approval of adolescents health policy.

Member of Parliament has committed to fast-track the approval process of the Adolescents Health Policy (ADH), which was delayed for the 2nd year running, following its drafting in 2018. This groundbreaking commitment was made on the 1st, August 2019, as Uganda Youth and Adolescent Health Forum –UYAHF) held a breakfast meeting with key stakeholders bringing…

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Safe sex: not only about contraceptive methods but respect for our choices

“Transforming education”, is what this year`s International Youth Day (12th August 2019) is all about. In Kampala, this day took form in the International Youth Day Marathon at Makerere University`s Freedom Square. The marathon welcomed everyone, including students, policymakers, and people with special needs such as pregnant women and people with disabilities. The International Youth…

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Reach a Hand Uganda and UYAHF hold a strategic Bench marking meeting

  A team of six, from Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum-(UYAHF) pitched camp at Reach a Hand Uganda –(RAHU) in a sharing and learning benchmarking engagement aimed towards effective communication and policy implementation strategies. The team included; Patrick Mwesigye -the Team leader, Sam Okulony -the advocacy and campaign manager, Ian Kikomeko, Emma Oketcho, Lillian…

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Using music, dance and drama to end sexual gender-based violence in schools

It is a known fact that “Music is such a powerful means of communication. It provides a means, by which people can share emotions, intentions, and meanings even though their spoken languages may be mutually incomprehensible”. Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum -UYAHF on August 6th, 2019 joined its partners, -Public Health Ambassadors (PHAU) and PITCH-Uganda held…

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