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Who We Are

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Uganda Young Positives (UYP) is a community based, Non-Governmental Organization, Registration Number S.5914/6270 which brings together all young people living with HIV in Uganda for action in scaling up prevention, care and support services.

UYP was born to promote better quality of life of Young people living with HIV/AIDS and to address issues of vulnerability among the youth population. It took this up after acknowledging and recognizing that issues of young people were unique and therefore needed tailored approaches.

UYP was established in October 2003 by Sam Ocen.

Today, UYP actively operates nationally with membership of over 60,000 individual young positives UYP’s core business, like many civil society organizations, is to create demand for services among communities.

UYP has six diligently selected full time staff lead by The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (Kuraish Mubiru) at its headquarters in Kampala where overall operational functions are done, with over thirty volunteers and interns across the country.

UYP’s Vision

A well mobilized, co-ordinated and empowered group of young positives that are willing and able to respond to the challenges of living positively and working towards the National HIV/AIDs prevention agenda.UYP youth

UYP’s Mission
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To promote better quality of life for the Young people living with HIV/AIDS and reduce HIV prevalence among young people.

Goal

To unify HIV/AIDS infected young people to respond positively to HIV/AIDS challenges in Uganda by improving their participation in promoting care and support.

UYP Mandate in HIV prevention

Young Positives play a leading role of prevention with positives among the young people.

To support the above vision, mission and goal the following objectives were conceived.

  • To advocate for comprehensive care and support for the young positives.
  • To develop skills among young positives necessary for living productively (capacity building).
  • To reduce stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS in Uganda by the year 2017.
  • To initiate and strengthen support groups of young positives for experience sharing and networking at all levels.

UYP Objectives
  1. UYP has a five year strategic plan (2013 – 2017) which guides the organization’s activity implementation
  2. UYP has built strategic partnership with UN & Bilateral (UNFPA, UNAIDS,WHO) Government (MoGLSD, MoH, UAC,) local NGOs (NAFOPHANU, FOCAGIFO)
  3. UYP has functional and operational systems and structures in place (HR manual, financial management manual, Logistics and procurement manual and data and management manual)
  4. UYP has mobilized young positives country wide
  5. UYP has established offices with full time personnel and volunteers.

Our Partners

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