poor health and poverty go hand-in-hand. So UAOWF fights poverty by improving the health of so many poor people in Eastern Uganda – particularly women and girls.
Uganda has been affected by the HIV and AIDS epidemic since 1980’s. The HIV prevalence is still high at 5.7% (Avert 2019). 1.4 million people are living with HIV. Women and young women are disproportionately affected with 8.8% adult women living with HIV compared to 4.3% men
According to the most recent data, approximately 808 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. This is about one woman every two minutes. Making motherhood safer is a human rights imperative, and it is at the core of UNFPA’s mandate.
Empower women and young people to exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights through enabling their access to sexuality education and using appropriate media to reach them with SRHR information.