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Tuesday26 September 2017

#HackForYouth Reproductive Health Hackathon

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Africa has the world’s highest rates of adolescent pregnancy, a factor that affects the health, education, and earning potential of millions of African girls. Of 20 countries with the highest rates of adolescent pregnancy, 18 are African, says the report on Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the challenge of adolescent pregnancy published by UNFPA.

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#ItsNotOnItsNotSafe

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"As a musician who aims to inspire society through my music it's my duty to create awareness about HIV/AIDS and having the opportunity to do it through this song was a win, because music reaches so many different people in society" Lydia Jazmine

We listen to music everyday. In taxis, office, at home, in clubs and at all kinds of parties. But how many of those songs have a message that inspires us? Reach A Hand Uganda, through the Musical Project, works with musicians (local and international) who want to send out a positive message through music. The RAHU Cultural Icons are people that young people look up to, listen to and aspire to be like.

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#iKnowKati Demystifying HIV/AIDS

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In light of our social media advocacy, we continue to highlight SRHR issues that affect young people. During the month of May we focused on HIV and the youth. Hosting a social media interaction under our "i Know" campaign at our office on the 8th of May, 2015 at 1600hrs (EAT), we were graced with the audience and participation of guests from partner organisations, like Wouter- MTV-Staying Alive Foundation,  Victoria and Jeannette- Standard Chartered Bank International, our board member Dr. Ian Clarke -founder of International Medical Group, Miss Uganda Foundation and other organisations that are committed to fighting HIV among the young people.

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Men And Babies

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#Midwives4All The first soothing touch you ever felt did not belong to your mother. Not even to your father. Those hands belonged to a midwife, or a birth attendant depending on where you were born. A woman who experiences the thrill of life coming forth every single day. Unfortunately, not many young people are exposed to midwifery as a career choice during career guidance workshops so many opt for it as a last resort. The fifth Millennium Development Goal (MDG) aims to reduce the maternal mortality ratio by 75% between 1990 and 2015. How do men fit into this fight? Gloria Nanfuka, a radio presenter on 95.9 Touch FM, writes an interesting blog on maternal health and midwifery. Read more...

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