My Health my Duty
The program is designed in response to the glaring health related challenges young people are confronted with in the face of their sexuality. It’s a program designed to ensure that young people access sexual and reproductive health information and care services including family planning and education. The program has a strong better health advocacy component to ensure that policy makers and other partners are responsive to the unique health needs of young people living in Kampala’s poorest slums. The program aims to increase young peoples’ access to comprehensive and quality sexual and reproductive health information and services in Kampala’s poorest slums. It also aims at making sure adolescent boys and girls from Kampala’s poorest slums know their SRH rights and have access to comprehensive SRH services and information The Program also seeks to address health challenges in slum communities caused by poor sanitation a common occurrences in most slums due to constant flooding either because they are situated in lower grounds a case in point is Bwaise or due to un-built drainage systems. The associated health implications partly exacerbate the spread of diseases and opportunistic infections for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Break the Silence
This is a behavioral change project which focuses on reducing incidences of unwanted Pregnancies and their associated risks such as unsafe abortion amongst youth of reproductive age The project carries out the following activities to achieve its objectives; Community Inter-Generational Dialogues Aimed at increasing the number of social groups that support young women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights These dialogues involve young people of reproductive age 14- 25, health providers, Guardians, village sengas, Police, Opinion leaders; school Heads, Local and Religious Leaders.
These activities target in school and out of school youth with the aim of increasing knowledge about their sexual reproductive health and rights and building their confidence to share appropriate information with others. AFFCAD closely works with the Uganda Private Midwives Association (UPMA) and Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) as referral partners for youth friendly sexual reproductive health services