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Delivering as one to kick HIV/AIDS out of Karamoja

 

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Just a over a decade ago, Karamoja used to be a model region with the lowest HIV prevalence rates in Uganda despite the fact that it was neighboring the insecure northern region. According to the 2006 Uganda Health Demographic Survey, HIV/AIDS prevalence in Karamoja was at 3.5%.

But now that is history. The rates just escalated to 5.3%, from 3.5 % in 2006, compared to the national HIV/AIDS prevalence rate which stood at 7.3%. This is according to the 2014 National Housing and Population Report.

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Youth Programming Organisations: We’re Looking For You

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Who?

Does your organisation work with young people (youth led or youth serving)?

Is your organisation working in the areas of youth empowerment programming, reproductive health and livelihood?

Is it doing interventions in Uganda?

Are you interested in being part of a movement of young people to network, build each other’s capacity, mobilise resources and do joint advocacy?

We are looking for you!

What?

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in a bid to have meaningful youth participation birthed AfriYAN (African Youth and Adolescent Network) which has grown into a strong movement across the East,Central and Southern Africa. African countries each have their own AfriYAN chapter. AfriYAN Uganda is currently operating as a loose network of organizations that seek to eliminate Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) related challenges among young people today to ensure that they live a quality life.

RAHU is currently the UNFPA implementing partner tasked to register AfriYAN Uganda, create awareness about it’s existence and map more youth led and youth serving organisations to join the network.

How?

Interested? Download the tool and register.

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Send your filled registration form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Subject “Attention: AfriYAN Uganda Chapter Mapping Tool’) OR hand deliver your copy to Reach A Hand Uganda offices in Kansanga off Ggaba Road, along Heritage Road. Deadline for sending back the forms is November 26th, 2016.

The very best of the 2016 iKnow music concerts

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In her famous 1991 speech after becoming the patron of the UK National AIDS Trust, Diana Frances Spencer, Princess of Wales (commonly known as Princess Diana) stated perhaps the best words on why we should not stigmatize people living with HIV/AIDS. She said;

“HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it. What's more, you can share their homes, their workplaces, and their playgrounds and toys.”

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Turn to your neighbor and say, “Neighbor! #GYMO2016 activations were incredible!”

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There is this term high school students call “kiro-more”. It literally means the day before they break off for holidays. The day is usually a day of endless entertainment signifying an end to the school term’s ‘stresses’.

Well, we decided to aid this stress relief from students of Bishop Cipriano Kihangire SS both day and boarding as well as Kinaawa High School- Kasangati on August 23rd and 25th respectively on the eve of getting their holidays through edutainment. We called this #GYMO2016.

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