Action for Health Uganda (A4HU) is a youth empowerment organization dedicated to mainstream young peoples’ engagement in socio-economic development and promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and rights (SRHR). A4HU was registered in October 2017 as a new entity to take over the operations of DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung ) in Uganda. For the past 18 years DSW has supported the implementation of a portfolio of projects to improve sexual and reproductive health of young people in Uganda. .
A4HU strives to empower young people through service delivery, capacity development, civic education, mentoring , and advocacy work. We support youth empowerment centres (YECs) and youth clubs in : leadership and organisational development , group management, life skills and sexuality education, entrepreneurship and business development
We strengthen local communities including local government and health facilities to provide youth friendly services and to include young people into decision making processes.
Action 4 Health operate mobile rural outreach services using its Youth Truck, which give access to information and training to vulnerable young people in hard-to-reach areas and supporting the peer-led outreach events. A4HU will remain an affiliate to DSW International based in Hanover, Germany.
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Foster demand for and access to quality SRHR information and youth friendly services
Advocate for the prioritization and provision of gender sensitive and youth friendly health services at national and sub national level
Create a favorable environment at the community and local government level for meaningful youth participation.
Work for improved and equal access to socio-economic opportunities of young people
Empowering young people to become active agents of change
Engaging with governmental and non-governmental organizations, communities, and individuals in a diversity-sensitive manner,
Working with partners on multi-sectoral projects to build synergies and to jointly achieve stronger outcomes,
Working to develop independent and professional community based organisations (CBO’s)
Expand our impact by replicating, upscaling, and ensuring our approaches and ideas are accessible – especially to vulnerable populations.
Using holistic approaches by integrating population, health and environment aspects
Mainstreaming gender into all our policies and programming
We train, coach, mentor young people and build organisational capacity of our partner organisations using
our state of the art training centre in Lubowa and through mobile outreach services. Our training methodologies
are need based, experiential and focused on results and processes.
We build the capacity of young people and their communities to advocate for better health services
A4HU’s Vision is for a healthy society where all young people develop their full potential. We contribute efficiently and transparently to the improvement of the health and socio-economic situation of young people in Uganda.