URHB works to address the major reproductive health issues affecting young people and other population groups in Uganda including among others; low uptake of contraceptives, mismatch between knowledge and practice, limited access to Reproductive Health services with government health facilities and cultural practices that may predispose people t health problems or risky sexual behaviour. The situation is not any different in our areas of operation especially in Eastern Uganda.
In the district of Bugiri for example, unique issues of commercial sex work, cross generation and teenage sex between the Long distance truck drivers and the young girls, having underserved Islands and fishing communities, multilingual and multicultural issues and the vibrant cross boarder trade present unique challenges that fuel reproductive health risks in the area. Kaliro district also has unique challenges including being a newly formed district with no government hospital, high poverty levels, HIV AND AIDS prevalence which is above national average and having no other NGO dealing with Reproductive Health and Child rights issues apart from URHB.
These issues are replicated in the rest of our rural program areas. Kampala district being cosmopolitan, having high population, high cost of living, high levels of unemployment, poverty, high bureaucracy in health service delivery and many street children and commercial sex workers especially in the slum areas, has also got its unique issues that compromise the Reproductive Health of the population in the area.
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