A project of GlobeMed
GlobeMed at WashU partners with UDHA in Uganda to promote reproductive health, youth empowerment, child health and access to healthcare.
Who We Are // GlobeMed at Washington University in St. Louis
Founded in 2008, GlobeMed at WashU partners with Uganda Health and Development Associates (UDHA), a grassroots organization in eastern Uganda. UDHA and GlobeMed at WashU work together to empower youth through sexual and reproductive health education and outreach campaigns in Iganga, Uganda, and to fight resource disparities by supporting a health centre in Naigobya, Uganda.
Our Partner // Uganda Development and Health Associates (UDHA)
Uganda Development and Health Associates (UDHA), a non-governmental organization founded in 2003, strives to engage a multi-sectoral and professional approach with strong community participation and ownership for the enhancement of reproductive health, rights, and empowerment for young people. UDHA empowers local communities with knowledge and access to health resources, youth empowerment programs, child health services, child malnutrition interventions, and HIV/AIDS interventions in the districts of Iganga, Luuka, and Mayuge, Naigboya parish, and Bukooma sub-county. Since 2008, GlobeMed at WashU has raised over $48,500 to support UDHA’s mission. UDHA empowers at-risk youth with vocational skills to help individuals gain independence and stability.
Our Project // $13,200 for Sexual Health Education and Access to Health Care
GlobeMed at WashU funds UDHA's Youth Resource Centre (YRC) in Iganga, Uganda, and the Naigobya Health Care Centre III in Naigobya, Uganda.
The Youth Resource Centre aims to reach in-school and out-of-school youth with lessons and resources on adolescent sexual and reproductive health. UDHA conducts school outreaches, fosters a peer educator network, runs a long-terms Health Box question-and-answer program, and conducts music, dance, and drama (MDD) performances to reach the youth with pertinent sexual and reproductive health information. The YRC also provides income-generating activities for at-risk youth.
The Naigobya Health Centre III provides basic health services to community members to combat disparities in access to healthcare. With GlobeMed’s support, the Health Centre now has a fully-functioning laboratory, two full-time nurses, and a steady supply of essential medicines.