I am a trained social worker with considerable experience in youth development practice who is passionate about gender, human rights and reproductive health issues for youth. I am co-founder and Team Leader at
Allied Youth Initiative – Uganda; youth-led organization headquartered in Mbale (Eastern Uganda) which promotes youth innovation for positive change. I am a member of
Africa Youth Deliver on SRHR; the Women Deliver 100 Young Leaders 2013 and the
African Youth Decade Alliance (AYDA). I have also co-founded
African Youth Development Link. I previously worked at Youth for Human Rights International and Youth plus Policy Network Uganda.
September 14, 2012 / Wanzala E. Martin
Persons with disabilities may actually have greater needs for sexual and reproductive health education and care because they are more likely to experience abuse and exclusion.
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"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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