Water and sanitation are essential for our life and health, but they are also essential for dignity, empowerment, and prosperity. Water and sanitation are human rights, fundamental to every child, and adult. But in Apotokitoo Village, Rwot Kweri (Alegopac) Lamog Sub-county – Amuru District, poor sanitation and hygiene, as well as unequal access to safe drinking water, make thousands of children very sick and at risk of death.
According to Acaa Nancy Ruth a teenage girl from Apotokitoo Village “Unclean water and a
Ms. Hajra Comfort Mukasa – Program Manager Water , Sanitation and Hygiene at Amref Health Africa in Uganda
I am Comfort Hajra Mukasa the program manager Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) at AMREF Health Africa in Uganda, the reason why we developed PIWA MALENG PROJECT in Amuru District Lamongi Sub County was because we observed health gaps following our operation research which we under took while implementing a project we coded names Total Health Project. The operation researc
Evils resulting from Female Genital Mutilation in Karamoja region are having far reaching effects than initially imagined, with young girls being denied joining school in the name of fulfilling cultural norms.
Girls as young as 13years have been subjected to this rather painful and disturbing practice, coupled with being paraded for marriage few months after the genital cutting.
According to Sisto Lokiru an elder in Akariwon village Tapac sub county, Moroto district, more than 90% of the girls never got chance
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more women and girls worldwide are at risk of gender-based violence (GBV). Gender-based violence includes physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse, but also economic or educational deprivation. AMREF Health Africa in Uganda organized a youth lead Webinar and Twitter Chat to create awareness on the rise of GBV due to the Coronavirus methodologies like the lockdown, and program positioning as a leading advocate for community-led and community-driven solutions that respect the human rights of girls and women and to drive engagement and talkabili
The fight to end obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth, could be threatened by the current pandemic of COVID-19, on 21
st May 2020 we partnered with the Ministry of Health, UNFPA in Uganda and TERAWEEDE to host a Webinar and Twitter Chat to highlight the importance of uninterrupted access to Obstetric care during this Pandemic Situation and the role of governments in creating an environment that makes it easy for women and girls accessibility to skilled health professionals before, during and after childbirth and most esp
On 5th, May 2020 AMREF Health Africa in Uganda joined the rest of the world to commemorate the International Day of the Midwife (IDM) under the theme “Celebrate: Demonstrate: Mobilize: Unite.”
For this celebration Amref Health Africa in Uganda partnered with White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) in Uganda to host a Tweet Chat as a way of highlighting the important role midwives play in improving reproductive and maternal health outcomes and most especially, amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Host:- @Amref_Uganda Hash Tags:- #YouthAgainstGBVUg | #NoMoreViolence | #EndGBV
12th June 2020 at 9:00am TWEET CHAT 12th June 2020 11am EAT
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic more and more women and girls worldwide are at risk of gender-based violence (GBV). Gender-based violence includes physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, and psychological ab Date:-
EBOLA PREPAREDNESS PROJECT transforms a crowded market into a standard Social Distancing model market.
Implementing social distance as presidential directive at all market places in Uganda.
AMREF Uganda with Arua District Local Government is implementing Social Distancing in a high risk market in Arua district. This market brings business people and buyers from Congo, South Sudan and Uganda. The market serves over 12000 people in a week with food items in Arua District
The policy is one entry and one exit. No staying in market after purchasing items. Washing hand at entry. Taking bo
Following the recent outbreak of COVID-19, a currently global pandemic that has caught many unprepared to manage, its important the community’s response to the set standards by the ministry of health and national tasks force on COVID-19 is checked and information made clear to all in simple and understandable language so as to increase awareness of the situation and provoke the will to fight these pandemic as a team.
Community sensitization drive involves driving around and through the local community while using a public address system to give detailed information about COVID-19 and re