A brief epidemiological triad of the HIV epidemic.

On June 5, 1981, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported a cluster of cases of pneumocystis pneumonia, a very rare condition, in five men in Los Angeles. This was the discovery of a new disease that would be called AIDS. The earliest recognized AIDS case in Uganda was diagnosed in 1982, in Kenya 1983,Continue reading “A brief epidemiological triad of the HIV epidemic.”

Don’t Let Tobacco Take your Breath Away: Health impact of Smoking Shisha on University Undergraduate Students.

All over the globe shisha smoking is fast growing among different age brackets. Shisha smoking is also known as water pipe, hookah and Narghile smoking. Shisha use has been reported to be increasing among youths in African major cities. Its use is documented to result in health effects such as lung cancer, cardiovascular and respiratoryContinue reading “Don’t Let Tobacco Take your Breath Away: Health impact of Smoking Shisha on University Undergraduate Students.”

Impact of COVID-19 on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Uganda.

On March 11th 2020 the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Taking preemptive measures President Yoweri Museveni issued a set of measures to curb the spread of of the virus and included a directive banning all flights in and out of the country, temporary closure of schools, colleges, religious gatherings and public gatherings. OnContinue reading “Impact of COVID-19 on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Uganda.”

Vision Inheritance, The Transition and Succession Dilemma in NGOs.

Change at the executive level — whether planned or abrupt — requires the board to provide strong leadership and direction as it contemplates what the organization needs from its next leader. I have recently been doing some reading after interacting with so many founders who are either wondering on having a succession or transition happenContinue reading “Vision Inheritance, The Transition and Succession Dilemma in NGOs.”

Sexuality Education in Uganda: The Politics and how it affects HIV Interventions for young people.

On 11th May 2018, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) practitioners from academia, the Government, the private sector, young people made their way to Kampala Parents School for the launch of the National Sexuality Education Framework. This framework came as result of the ban of comprehesnive sexaulity education by Parliament of Uganda in August 2016Continue reading “Sexuality Education in Uganda: The Politics and how it affects HIV Interventions for young people.”

Does the SRHR community in Uganda need to widen their scope of champions and ambassadors?

Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Uganda has steadily grown since the early 1990s. Back then  SRHR majorly focused on cure and control of HIV/AIDs. The extremely high rate of HIV infection experienced in Uganda during the 1980s and early 1990s created an urgent need for people to know their HIV status. The onlyContinue reading “Does the SRHR community in Uganda need to widen their scope of champions and ambassadors?”

Menstrual Hygiene Management: Transformative Approaches vs. Charity Events.

Menstruation is an integral and normal part of the female human life. Menstrual hygiene is fundamental to the dignity and wellbeing of women and girls and an important part of the basic hygiene, sanitation and reproductive health services to which every woman and girl has a right. More than one fifth of the world’s populationContinue reading “Menstrual Hygiene Management: Transformative Approaches vs. Charity Events.”

VIOLENCE AND BRIBERY IN UGANDAN FOOTBALL: A malaise that can only end with change of Attitude – from us, the administrators!

Dear football family, Allow me to offer a different route to solving this and many other issues we face. We need an attitude change from us the football administrators. Like it or not, we here, on this football forum set the agenda on how football is run, perceived and played in the country – ourContinue reading “VIOLENCE AND BRIBERY IN UGANDAN FOOTBALL: A malaise that can only end with change of Attitude – from us, the administrators!”

Teachers as determinant of learners behavior traits.

Kiira College Butiki  located in Jinja, Uganda is known as The Hill of Intellectual Horizons, it was a secondary school of many wonders, this was a school that wasn’t formally gazetted; we didn’t have a clear school boundary, there was gate that was always open a security officer who always had a ‘sleepy old dog’Continue reading “Teachers as determinant of learners behavior traits.”

“My pull out game is on fleek”- tales on contraception

Originally posted on BITS OF MANY STORIES!:
On 26th September, we joined the rest of the world to celebrate World Contraception Day together with Reach A Hand Uganda [RAHU]. We camped at Makerere University’s Mitchell Hall of residence which among student circles is the epicenter of sexual activity that the act is often referred to…