U.S. Embassy in Uganda develops COVID-19 Resource Toolkit

The U.S. Embassy in Uganda developed a “COVID-19 Resource Toolkit” in collaboration with Uganda’s Ministry of Health and other partners in order to expand access to key COVID-19 information and resources across Ugandan society.   The toolkit includes links to videos, public service announcements in various languages, posters, and other information on COVID-19 signs and…

COVID-19: Health Journalists Network in Uganda Science Media Café

Edited by Esther Nakkazi and compiled by Evelyn Lirri On March 18th, the Health Journalists Network in Uganda (HEJNU) held a media science Café titled; The COVID-19 Pandemic: Interlinkage between HIV and COVID-19 virus. About 40 journalists attended this Café which gave an insight to COVID-19 a disease many of the journalists were yet to learn about. The Key speakers…

Status of Uganda’s National Sexuality Education

By Esther Nakkazi  Uganda is experiencing significant sexual and reproductive health challenges like high teenage pregnancy, early marriages, HIV and gender-based violence in schools.  The National Sexuality Education Framework was developed in response to the urgent need for a National Policy Framework on Sexuality Education and Development and dissemination of related materials.  The Health Journalists…

Science Café : HIV Prevention -Jinja

Name of person responsible /Facilitator: Esther Nakkazi  Café Name/Title: HIV Prevention Sponsor: AVAC  Speaker’s name Dr. Bernard Kikaire; Uganda Virus Research Institute Patricia Magoba; Aids Orphans Education Trust Edmund Tayebwa; The Aids Support Organization (TASO) The speakers came from the Uganda Virus Research Institute, The Aids Support Organization, and the Aids Orphans Education Trust. Date…

Science café; Menstrual hygiene

ACTIVITY REPORT Facilitator: Esther Nakkazi Implementing Partner: Health Journalists Network in Uganda (HEJNU) Reporting period: March 2016 HEJNU: Undertake behavioral change communication / Menstrual Hygiene   ACTIVITY: Science café to facilitate dissemination of information concerning Menstrual Hygiene to the public through various media houses. ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION:    This activity was a science café held as…