Uganda

OVERVIEW

EDUCATION

Uganda is among the few African countries that have decentralized education. Net attendance rates indicate many students who enrolled in school are missing class.

Teachers receive training on Life Skills curriculum and are given a handbook as a resource. The curriculum includes skill-based HIV and AIDS delivery, and is primarily offered to students through formal education.  Unfortunately, this means many young people that miss school or are not enrolled do not receive this education. Efforts have been made to ensure that religious, community and/or traditional leaders support the HIV prevention approach.

SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Teenage pregnancy and fertility remains high, partially due to that face that condom use on average isn’t very high. However, it is significantly higher in males aged 15-24 (55% condom use) than females (38% condom use) in the same age group.

According to the Health Sector Strategic and Investment Plan, adolescent services are limited in scope and do not really address the significant needs of young people. The proportion of youth-friendly health facilities is 10% but the government aims to increase this to 75% by 2015.

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