Olgah speaks out on COVID-19

Olgah speaks out on COVID-19

Follow the story of Olgah Daphynne Namukuza, Project Manager at the Ugandan Network of Young People living with HIV (UNYPA) as she speaks out on COVID-19, the challenges young people living with HIV additionally face and their needs from the government. UNYPA has been a programme partner of Aidsfonds for many years including and the PITCH and Get Up Speak Out programmes.

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

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Olgah makes things happen

Traditional gender roles have never let hold her back. Olgah is determined that young people—girls as well as boys—need to lead the way on sexual and reproductive health and rights. While still studying she began as a volunteer advocating for the health and rights of young people and she hasn’t stopped since. She helps run several programmes including 'Get Up Speak Out' and is a programme manager at UNYPA. A powerful Ugandan lady who makes things happen!


Uganda Network of Young People living with HIV and AIDS started in 2003 to provide leadership and coordinate the greater and meaningful involvement and participation of young people living with HIV in Uganda in the national, regional and global HIV 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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Olgah speaks out on COVID-19

Listen to the story of Olgah as she describes the challenges UNYPA and its communities face since the outbreak of COVID-19. Find out what solutions she and her team found to deal with strict regulations and what support they need to address young people's needs. 

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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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