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Princess Diana Teenage Centre

2 years ago a government health facility serving the poorest of the poor at the periphery of the capital Kampala was closed for upgrading. Close to 400 young people who were accessing services every week including Read More ...

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Princess Diana Health Centre

Princess Diana Health Centre III is a private not for profit community health facility established by 18 year old Esther Nakajjigo to respond to the most pressing health needs of the most vulnerable urban poor women and girls although men also receive services Read More...

Ambassador's Campaign

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Dear Girls

Dear Girls, Bleeding is Pride not Shame! Project

Empowering millions of most vulnerable girls in E. Africa make handmade pads will change their world from frustration to a world of hope.

Millions of the poorest of the poor girls in East Africa, each of them, every day tries a desperate move to cope with menstruation. In search to remain in school, girls are forced to trade their bodies in exchange for money to buy pads. Click here to view project

 

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Esther Nakajjigo is Uganda’s Ambassador for Women and Girls

At 14 years (2010) Esther Nakajjigo(19) started living her dream, mentoring thousands of young girls while encouraging them to stay in school and to avoid teenage pregnancy. With a lot of unspeakable difficulty Esther has reached the remotest corner of Uganda creating awareness among girls who get pregnant and boys who get them pregnant.
When Kiruddu Health Centre a government health facility which used to serve close to 800 patients a day was closed for upgrading, 3.5million residents in Makindye division had nowhere to go including young positives who had been enrolled on ARVs. Esther donated land worth USD 857,643 given to her by her mother to establish a health facility. Princess Diana Health Centre III, a private not for profit health facility was established by Esther.
It provides free adolescent sexual and reproductive health services to young people 10-24 years including HIV/AIDS and safe motherhood programs to pregnant adolescents. Since its launch in June 2014, 17 babies including 2 twins have been delivered to teenage mothers.

Teenage Pregnancy which currently stands at 25% is one of the most challenging public health concerns affecting Uganda. It is responsible for the stagnated statistics for maternal mortality currently standing at 310/100.000 live births. Esther works to reduce teenage pregnancy rates in Uganda by half (13%) by 2020. Her commitment contributes directly to the proposed Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) and Goal 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls).

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Click here to read about the National Documentary to end teenage pregnancy