How effective is the provision of youth friendly health services in reducing the rates of teenage pregnancy?

Although the rates of teenage pregnancy have gone down in recent years, the national average stands at 25% of the girls aged 15 to 19 years is already a mother or pregnant with her first child. 

Which health service is most required by adolescents in your community?

In a traditional health facility setting, all patients access care according to specific health needs. However, this does not cater for the needs of adolescents and young people, especially when it comes to sexual and reproductive health.

Do you believe the outcome of a malaria test?

There are different blood tests for Malaria. The outcome of the test determines whether someone has malaria or not and whether that person needs treatment. However, it is known that the result of a malaria test is not always believed by patients.

Why don’t people go for a Malaria test?

Malaria is still one of the major diseases affecting families all over Uganda. Testing a blood sample is the most conclusive way to know whether one has malaria or not. However, based on numbers from the Ministry of Health, only 60% of the people do tests for Malaria.

Which disease has had the biggest impact on your life?

Although many diseases can be prevented these days, people are still affected by infectious diseases. Some diseases have a minor impact, others have a bigger impact on someone's life. This impact can be loss of a family member, frequent illness, illness of family members, or loss of work days due to illness.

In your community, what are the major issues surrounding the bride price?

Bride price is a highly cherished custom in Uganda. In some cultures or families, the bride price is optional. In others, it is mandatory.

What do you think is the most important circumstance for a man or woman to deny their spouse conjugal rights?

Conjugal rights are important in marriage. For cultural and religious reasons, there is no place for negotiation, discussion or denial of conjugal rights/ sexual intercourse in marriage. However, spouses do acknowledge that there may be circumstances under which they would rather not consent to conjugal rights/ sexual intercourse. The reasons for denial can vary.
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Valerie Amos, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, About TRAC FM, Speech at Canadian Humanitarian Conference, 5 December 2015