This blog is about social networking about UNASO activities. UNASO was established in 1996 in order to provide a platform for coordination, networking resource mobilization and information sharing among civil society AIDS service organizations so as to improve on the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of their contribution to the national response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic.
Sunday, 10 January 2016
Position paper on the status of Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) for Adolescents and Young People (10-24years) in Uganda.
Uganda’s population is largely constituted by young people with adolescents making up 70 percent. (1 This population sub category2 faces many reproductive health challenges including; early/unwanted pregnancies,unsafe abortions, STI/HIV/AIDS, Female Genital Mutilation, among others. HIV prevalence among young people aged 15-24 currently stands at 7 percent with forty five percent of all new HIV infections occurring among the same population category . Adolescents and young people continue to carry a high burden of pregnancies with teenage pregnancy accounting for twenty five percent of the over one million pregnancies recorded in Uganda annually.These challenges expose adolescents and young people to health risks hindering the achievement of national global health commitments…..Please follow this link for more information …UNASO -Position paper-ASRHR