Nearly one-quarter of Uganda’s population is between the ages of 10 and 19. Many of these young people are at risk or already struggling with the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy or a sexually transmitted infection (STI), including HIV/AIDS.
To minimize these risks and secure a healthy future for adolescents, a group of committed students undertaking medical courses across Ugandan universities under their umbrella organization ‘’Students Network Organization (SNO)’’ has come up to assist the Government of Uganda to deal with issues related to reproductive health among Ugandan youths.
This initiative is dubbed as the Sun Flower Project which is aimed at addressing sexual reproductive health issues among the youths. The aim of the project is to create awareness and sensitization of Ugandan youths about their sexual reproductive health especially in this covid-19 lock down where majority of the youths are vulnerable to sexual related abuses from the society.
This will be done virtually and physically and in conjunction with the ministry of health for a period of six months.
SNO is a network of health students who work to promote health equity in education and healthcare through intercultural and multidisciplinary collaboration, with the goal of universal health care construction. In Uganda participating universities include Mbarara university, KIU, Makerere University, Gulu and St Augustine University.
Youths can participate in this project by filing in this form