Nicholas speaks out on COVID-19

Nicholas speaks out on COVID-19

Follow the story of Nicholas Niwagaba, Executive Director of Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV (UNYPA) as he speaks out on COVID-19, the challenges he and UNYPA face, their actions and needs from the government. UNYPA has been a partner of Aidsfonds for years through the PITCH and GUSO programmes. 

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Nicholas' story is part of our campaign 'Communities speak out on COVID-19'. Access all stories here

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A true leader and voice of young people living with HIV 

Nicholas Niwagaba joined the Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV in 2014 as peer educator. After three years he was appointed as executive director, which is his current position. Additionally, he is member of the Uganda AIDS Commission technical working group, the Global Fund, and various SRHR boards. His work has shaped him into a skilled advocate on matters of HIV, SRHR and human rights on both local and international level. Nicholas holds a degree in Social Work and Social Administration. A true leader and voice of young people living with HIV community!

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Nicholas speaks out on COVID-19

Listen to the story of Nicholas as he describes the challenges UNYPA and its communities face since the outbreak of COVID-19. Find out what solutions he and his team found to deal with strict regulations and what support they need to address communities' needs. 

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Uganda Network of young people living with HIV & AIDS started in 2003 to provide leadership and coordinate the greater and meaningful involvement and participation of YPLHIV in Uganda in the national, regional and global HIV and AIDS response. UNYPA advocates improving the quality of life of young people living with HIV in Uganda and as a network. It promotes universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support; fights stigma and discrimination; and, promotes community involvement. 

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We appeal to everyone to share this community voice to ensure that marginalised communities are not left behind. You can contribute by sharing this page on social media using the hashtag #HIVCOVID19 or by creating your own videos.  

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More on COVID-19 and HIV

The COVID-19 pandemic is strongly affecting the HIV response. Local and regional partners face increased difficulties to reach their communities in need. Unfortunately, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Visit our COVID-19 page to learn how the AIDS response is affected and working in the current circumstances. 

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