Public Health Ambassadors Uganda (PHAU) is registered not for profit youth led organization comprised of young people from different academic backgrounds that are passionate and interested in addressing key sexual and reproductive health issues in their own communities using health promotion, youth empowerment, social entrepreneurship and ICT for Health.
To champion efforts that empower young people to make informed decisions related to sexual and reproductive health and well being.
To empower young people to take control and ownership of their health.
Globally, approximately 52% of the female population (26% of the total population) is of reproductive age. Most of these women and girls will menstruate each month for between two and seven days. There is a prominent need to have menstrual management as a priority in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in schools. This seems to be relegated at the expense of water and toilets.
The overall state of SHR for young people in Uganda in extremely higher compared with the global data for instance the adolescent fertility rate (births per 1000 women ages 15-19) stands at 121% for Uganda, 45.3% for global respectively according to the World Bank.
There are 1.1 billion girls today, a powerful constituency for shaping a sustainable world that’s better for everyone. They are brimming with talent and creativity. But their dreams and potential are often thwarted by discrimination, violence and lack of equal opportunities. There are glaring gaps in data and knowledge about the specific needs and challenges that girls face.