The African Youth Alliance was launched by Pathfinder International, PATH, and the United Nations Fund for Population Activities in the fall of 2000. AYA sought to improve overall adolescent sexual and reproductive health and reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections in four African countries – Botswana, Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda. AYA was funded with a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and administered through the US Committee for the UNFPA. Pathfinder’s contribution in each of the AYA countries was the development and expansion of youth- friendly services and institutional capacity building.
This report highlights the results of the work done to strengthen the institutional capacity and sustainability of 24 local implementing partners in Uganda.