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H.E Alphons Hennekens, hospital http://conceive.ca/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-0c29fa4ac96e08b33ff4001eed3edb34.php Netherlands Ambassador to Uganda has urged government to renew its commitment to improving sexual and reproductive health and rights in the region because of its enormous impact on the lives of its citizens.

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The envoy was on Thursday officiating at the launch of the first Rutgers East Africa office in Uganda, a registered international non-governmental organization which envisages a world where all people are able to make their own sexual and reproductive choices, free from discrimination, coercion and violence  the ambassador said,

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“In line with vision2040, Uganda’s economy has been growing very fast and this has come with enormous challenge as over 80% of the people here are youth and with very active sexual  urged that needs to be protected”

Maurice Hasa performs before guests as the good will ambassador Reach a Hand Uganda [RAHU]

Maurice Hasa performs before guests as the good will ambassador Reach a Hand Uganda [RAHU]

With over 80% of Ugandan youth population younger than 30 years and the growth rate posed at 2.9% with the highest fertility rate at 6.2%, Alphons believes the only way to solve this challenge is to tame the population with quality sexual reproductive health issues.

He highlighted high prevalence of teenage pregnancies early marriage, high maternal mortality and morbidity, gender-based violence and new and undiagnosed HIV infections some of the problems that Uganda and east Africa need to address urgently.

Reach a Hand Uganda Youths

Reach a Hand Uganda Youths

When young people especially young girls, he added, are able to make independent and informed choices about their own bodies sexual and reproductive health will improve.

Since 1998 Rutgers has been supporting partners in the region to work on sexual and reproductive health and rights and change lives. In Uganda, this includes training health and educational professionals how to deliver sexual and reproductive health care to young people.

Youth Tweeting the SRHR issues during a twitter session

Youth Tweeting the SRHR issues during a twitter session

“An office in Uganda will enable us learn and understand better the context and needs for sexual and reproductive health and rights in the region. This will help us to adapt and improve our programmes. Being in Uganda means we can better coordinate, manage and provide technical support to our partners in the region,’ says Dianda Veldman, Rutgers’s Executive Director.

On his part, the Hon. Minister of State for Health for General Duties, Hon. Dr. Chris Baryomunsi pledged government support to addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights issues in the country.

 

 

 
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H.E Alphons Hennekens, Netherlands Ambassador to Uganda has urged government to renew its commitment to improving sexual and reproductive health and rights in the region because of its enormous impact on the lives of its citizens.

Rutgers Director Ms. Dianda Veldman H.E Alphons Hennekens, Netherlands Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Lambert Grijns, Dutch SRHR and HIVAIDS ambassador

Rutgers Director Ms. Dianda Veldman H.E Alphons Hennekens, Netherlands Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Lambert Grijns, Dutch SRHR and HIVAIDS ambassador

The envoy was on Thursday officiating at the launch of the first Rutgers East Africa office in Uganda, a registered international non-governmental organization which envisages a world where all people are able to make their own sexual and reproductive choices, free from discrimination, coercion and violence  the ambassador said,

“In line with vision2040, Uganda’s economy has been growing very fast and this has come with enormous challenge as over 80% of the people here are youth and with very active sexual  urged that needs to be protected”

Maurice Hasa performs before guests as the good will ambassador Reach a Hand Uganda [RAHU]

Maurice Hasa performs before guests as the good will ambassador Reach a Hand Uganda [RAHU]

With over 80% of Ugandan youth population younger than 30 years and the growth rate posed at 2.9% with the highest fertility rate at 6.2%, Alphons believes the only way to solve this challenge is to tame the population with quality sexual reproductive health issues.

He highlighted high prevalence of teenage pregnancies early marriage, high maternal mortality and morbidity, gender-based violence and new and undiagnosed HIV infections some of the problems that Uganda and east Africa need to address urgently.

Reach a Hand Uganda Youths

Reach a Hand Uganda Youths

When young people especially young girls, he added, are able to make independent and informed choices about their own bodies sexual and reproductive health will improve.

Since 1998 Rutgers has been supporting partners in the region to work on sexual and reproductive health and rights and change lives. In Uganda, this includes training health and educational professionals how to deliver sexual and reproductive health care to young people.

Youth Tweeting the SRHR issues during a twitter session

Youth Tweeting the SRHR issues during a twitter session

“An office in Uganda will enable us learn and understand better the context and needs for sexual and reproductive health and rights in the region. This will help us to adapt and improve our programmes. Being in Uganda means we can better coordinate, manage and provide technical support to our partners in the region,’ says Dianda Veldman, Rutgers’s Executive Director.

On his part, the Hon. Minister of State for Health for General Duties, Hon. Dr. Chris Baryomunsi pledged government support to addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights issues in the country.

 

 

 
The former Deputy Force commander of the AMISON Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Muheesi has warned UPDF retired officers against being manipulated by self-seekers in a bid to antagonize government work and progress.

Maj. Gen. Muheesi made the remarks while representing the Chief of Defense Forces Gen. Katumba Wamala at a function to retire more than 600 soldiers on Friday afternoon at a function held at the Land Forces Headquarters in Bombo.

Maj.Gen Muheesi (R) speaks to one of the retired officers.

Maj.Gen Muheesi (R) speaks to one of the retired officers.

“You might be targeted and lured by individuals to launch into political projects that are aimed at disrupting government. This will put you into the harm’s way and tarnish the army that you have served diligently for many years, price http://dchnf.dk/wp-includes/default-widgets.php ” Maj. Gen Muheesi warned the retired soldiers on Friday.

“You must always jealously defend peace in the country even after you have left the army and fight the rebellious like you fought Itongwa, more about http://collegeofchaplains.com/components/com_newsfeeds/views/category/tmpl/default_children.php Kony and Lakwena. Always resist the ill-intentioned.”

A retired officer with his wife

A retired officer with his wife

Muheesi also asked the retired officers to keep themselves fit and healthy by doing exercises which would help they live a longer life.

“You have always fought for the country and your life is an important asset to all of us, sick ” Muheesi said.

The Camp commandant Bombo General Headquarters Brig. Hussein Adda warned the retired officers of the ‘vultures’ eagerly lurking for their hard earned money and urged them to avoid being tricked.

Retired officers admiring their cards

“Don’t allow them touch even a shilling of your money because you have toiled for it. Don’t engage in anything silly; we don’t want to hear that you have been conned. Sit down with your family and plan well for your benefits,” Brig. Adda urged.

Speaking at the event, Chief of Staff Land Forces in the UPDF, Brig. Loepold Kyanda asked the retired officers to be prepared for an even harsher world waiting ahead of them, adding that the army will always have their back.

“You are departing from the barracks and not from the UPDF family. Wherever you go we shall follow you because the things you do affect us directly. Be good ambassadors so that we only hear praises for the UPDF,” Kyanda urged.

Retired officers march around Bombo barracks

Retired officers march around Bombo barracks

In an interview with Chimpreports, 58 year old Lt. Col Francis Kemigisha said back home he would focus on tilling the land as well as looking after his cattle having served the army for 36 years.

“I survived a bomb blast in 1980 in Kidepo while chasing away Sudanese fighters, which left me an injury on the head.  I now look forward to returning to my home in Mbarara and looking after my animals as well as my banana plantation,”Lt.Col Kemigisha noted.

For 54 year old Capt. Harrison Matte from Bundibugyo, the 35 years he has spent in the force have served to teach him lessons which he said have helped him excel as a top marksman.

“I have learnt to always follow orders and this has been useful to me as a shooter. I have risen to different stages until I became a consultant and instructor at the Recruitment Training School in Kaweweeta,” Capt. Matte noted.

The function saw 629 officers at the ranks of Lieutenant Colonel, Major, Captain and Sergeant retired from the army.

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