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Uganda Reproductive Health Bureau (URHB)

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Tags: Health, reproductive

Uganda Reproductive Health Bureau (URHB) is an indigenous Non-Governmental organization established in 1994 and registered under the NGO statute of 1989 with the Ministry of Internal affairs. URHB was registered with the mandate to improve the sexual and reproductive health status of young people and children.

URHB therefore works to contribute to the improvement of the health status of young people and protection of Children against abuse. For the last 17 years we have focused on reducing the reproductive health risks that affect vulnerable children and young people and other most at risk population groups as well as Child protection. URHB has also been implementing HIV/AIDS, child rights, family planning, VCT, STDs and adolescent reproductive health programs in the districts of Kampala, Kamuli, Kaliro, Jinja and Bugiri targeting children and young people in and out of school in the urban slums and rural areas.

Our scope of interventions is in line with the Millennium Development Goals (especially MDGs 4, 5 and 6) and the Uganda National Plans and Policies on Children, Health, HIV and Poverty among others. Our strategic objectives have therefore been curved out of this to include; building household, community and civil society capacity in promoting the rights of children, Special Interest groups and most at risk populations; controlling the spread of HIV, STDs and other communicable diseases; mitigating the impact of HIV and AIDS among young people; reducing incidences of gender based violence; increasing access to friendly health services by children, young people and most at risk population groups; and provision of general clinical and reproductive health services.

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