Muhumuza Michael Clyde
The Youth-to-Youth Initiative (Y2Y) is a cross-sectoral, integrated and holistic approach that takes into account the interrelations between Sexual Reproductive Health and Right and sustainable development. It addresses the multi-faceted needs of young people between 10 to 24 years in Uganda.
In 2015 ,18,827 young people were reached with sexual and reproductive health and rights information and services and family planning commodities. Of these 10,371 attended general youth club activities then 8,456 accessed health services family planning being one of them.
Uganda has one of the highest rates of population growth in the world, and second highest
in Africa. The proportion of women with an unmet need for contraception in Uganda is
high, especially among those who are unmarried (43%).
Stock out of family planning commodities,to overcome it we have lobbied with partners and government agencies to increase supply of the family planning commodities in health units.
Pregnancies in Uganda, more than half of them (about 1,2 million) were unintended and more
than 43% of births are unplanned. Moreover, unintended pregnancies contribute to unsafe
abortions, maternal injuries and deaths. This challenge has been addressed by empowering young people to be champions and reach fellow youth with messages on family planning and HIV in communities
Strengthen a network of at least 300 active and skilled youth champions supporting SRH and family
planning information and education campaigns - linked to WCD objectives and messages
Increased awareness of at least 64,000 youth and 7,000 community members of family
planning and sexual and reproductive health.
Increased capacity of communities, health workers and decision-makers to respond to
SRH needs of youth and deliver youth-friendly services