Patrick Segawa
Patrick SegawaTeam Leaderpatrick@phauganda.org

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PHAU evolved from a Music, Dance and Drama Club at Clarke International University (CIU) into a fully-fledged entity whose purpose of establishment was to increase awareness, sensitization and adoption of safe adolescent sexual and reproductive health behavior and practices through edutainment, informative and performance arts approach such as plays, skits, poems, dance narratives, and flash mobs.

PHAU brings on board a wealth of experience in working with young people and is currently working in a number of districts across the country supporting in-school and out of school SRHR programs for the young people. PHAU employs a mix of approaches that engage, involve and appeal to young people to access sexual and reproductive health information and increase demand and utilization to youth-friendly services. PHAU also advocates for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (ASRHR) through community development initiatives, youth empowerment, advocacy, and social entrepreneurship.

Our Core Values

Public Health Ambassadors Uganda (PHAU) is a youth-led and youth-serving 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

Integrity

Transparency

Team Work

Innovation

Empowerment

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Thematic Areas

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Sexual and Reproductive Health

HIV and AIDs

HIV and AIDs

Youth Economic Empowerment

Youth Economic Empowerment

Water, Hygiene and Sanitation

Water, Hygiene and Sanitation

Our Approach

Peer Education; this uses the multiplier effect of increasing information flow from one person to another. PHAU trains peer educators to use EIPA approach in empowering adolescents and youths in issues of SRH. Young people relate better with each other hence they are able to share experiences, hold discussions and debates on thematic topics. The trained peer educators then form Peer Health Teams (PHTs) that reach out other adolescents and youths within schools and communities.
PHAU has embraced the use of ICT in increasing access to SRH information and services. This is done through the use of various social media platforms where young people like, follow, share and comment on various thematic topics. They are engaged with case scenarios, short videos, photos with hash-tags(#) SRH messages. PHAU has over 50,000 followers on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Linked In and Flicker.
Edutainment and Informative Performance Arts (EIPA) approach; short skits, participatory theater, poems, dance narratives and flash mobs for community awareness and sensitization through interactive, participatory and fun sessions. EIPA provides a safe and supportive environment for young people to access youth Reproductive friendly services.
PHAU trains young people and women in small business management skills, financial literacy, booking keeping and linking them to financial institutions. Economic empowerment enables young people to be job creators than job seekers hence increasing income levels at house hold levels. This is done through creating micro saving programs, income generating groups, business dialogues and forums.