Archive for July, 2012

INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE 2012

Posted: July 24, 2012 by Reach A Hand, Uganda in Uncategorized

Humphrey Nabimanya Representing REACH A HAND UGANDA (RAHU) at International AIDS Conference 2012 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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“Imagine Uganda” is a multimedia and multi-stakeholder nation branding and collaborative youth advocacy campaign. Ugandan youth to reflect upon lessons from the past 50 years; critically examine the present; imagine the future we all want for our generation and for those to come but most importantly how we can get there

 

ON THE 27TH JULY RAHU SHALL HAVE A PEER LED EDUCATION SESSION IN AT LUWERO BOYS PRIMARY SCHOOL IN CONJUCTION WITH SHANTI UGANDA

ACTIVITIES SHALL INCLUDE

1. PEER LED EDUCATION SESSIONS

2. GETH20 GAME

3. SKITS

HELLO MEMBERS LETS GET UR FEED BACK

Posted: July 19, 2012 by Reach A Hand, Uganda in Uncategorized

HELLO MEMBERS LETS GET UR FEED BACK.

Humphrey Nabimanya shall moderate a discussion on “Getting Real with Youth-Friendly  Services in Africa” organised by the Population council and Ford Foundation

Sunday, 22 July 2012
09:00-11:00

Moderator

Humphrey Nabimanya, Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU)


Panelists

Babatunde Ahonsi, Population Council

Kikelomo A Taiwo, Youth Advocates Group, EVA

Chris Castle, UNESCO

Eka Esu Williams, Ford Foundation

Phindile Sithole-Spong, AIDS Consortium

Youth are at the center of the HIV epidemic in Africa with 10 million 15–24-year-olds infected. The past response has failed young people by too often applying a one-size-fits-all approach to the epidemic. Recent studies show that more must be done to meet the unique needs of young people, from defining locally appropriate prevention programs, to integrating sexual and reproductive health services, to fighting stigma and discrimination.

During this session, researchers, donors, and affected youth will discuss how HIV policies and programs should be and are being shaped to be more youth-friendly. The panel will highlight current gaps and present evidence on new solutions to reach this diverse population.

Reproductive health is at the very heart of development and crucial to delivering the UNFPA vision — a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

Universal access to reproductive health by 2015 is also one of the targets of the Millennium Development Goals. But we have a long way to go.

Reproductive health problems remain the leading cause of ill health and death for women of childbearing age worldwide. Some 222 million women who would like to avoid or delay pregnancy lack access to effective family planning. Nearly 800 women die every day in the process of giving life. About 1.8 billion young people are entering their reproductive years, often without the knowledge, skills and services they need to protect themselves.

On 11 July – World Population Day – many activities and campaigns will call attention to the essential part that reproductive health plays in creating a just and equitable world. Help us generate greater commitment to the idea that everyone has a right to reproductive health.