Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Building on the youth component of the previous UNFPA country program, which established two youth corners, Red Cross Uganda and Pathfinder signed an MOU to establish two additional youth corners in Katakwi and Oyam districts. The project's objective was to support Pathfinder's efforts to build the capacity of a team of peer educators to respond to adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health issues through improved referral networks to the youth corners, provision of information to their peers, and documentation of peer-to-peer activities.
In the last quarter of the project, peer educator cascade trainings were conducted in the four communities served by the youth corners. The goals of the trainings were to increase the knowledge base of the youth and build their skills to train fellow youth in a cascade mode and to handle RH issues affecting youth.
Arise integrated family planning into HIV and AIDS services in 11 post-conflict districts of Uganda by working with the community to build demand and supporting facilities in quality counseling, contraceptive services and referrals.
In Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda, Pathfinder aims to improve the capacity of community-based organizations to better prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
An anonymous donor provided funding to address the unmet need for family planning in Uganda. Pathfinder, in collaboration with the Family Planning Association of Uganda (FPAU) implemented a project focused on advocacy and community-based revitalization.
As the International AIDS Conference comes to a close, Pathfinder recognizes the lives we lost in Flight 17.
A visitor to Pathfinder's Health of People and Environment project discusses the project's unique approach to tying education on family planning in with lessons on sustainability an economic dependence.