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17Feb 2015

By Michael Odeng   With many youths having unprotected sex and fearing to bear children, most of them resort to abortion a thing which has stretched government’s budget to about sh39b. Straight Talk Foundation Limited Executive Director, Susan Ajok said that government spends about US$14m (about 39b) annually on treating complications related to unsafe abortion […]

25Nov 2014

By EMMANUEL AINEBYOONA Kampala- A new report on the state of the world population has recommended that the youth need to acquire relevant knowledge and skills if developing countries like Uganda are to benefit from them for social and economic progress. The youth population in the country accounts for more than 78 per cent of […]

11Nov 2014

It has now become a convention in Uganda today to decry the degeneration of morals, especially among the young generation. This outcry comes from the moral guardians of society, especially politicians and religious or faith leaders. One can add groups of other people, not excluding taxi vendors who apply morality selectively. The politicians might have […]

04Sep 2014

Gone are the times when we sent our children to far off places or relatives for sex education. Times demand that we take the bull by its horns and be the parents we are supposed to be. I was particularly impressed recently when I read results from a baseline survey by Straight Talk foundation and […]

04Sep 2014

By Rebecca Birungi: Uganda is one of the countries with the youngest populations in the world. According to the Uganda Bureau of statistics (UBOS) 2013 Statistical Abstract, about 70% of the population is aged 24 years and below; almost half of the population (52%) is below the age of 15. With this high proportion of […]

28Aug 2014

A new study entitled ‘’ HIV risk sexual behaviors among teachers in Uganda’’  has found out that most teachers, married and unmarried alike, not only have multiple sexual partners, but also engage in unprotected sex with partners whose status they do not know. The research was done by Lillian Ayebale, Lynn Atuyambe, William Bazeyo, and […]

29Jun 2014

STF was the communication partner for USAID’s Stability, Peace and Reconcilation in Northern Uganda (SPRING) initiative. We used print and radio to empower the population and other SPRING partners with ‘actionable information’. The STF communication package for this project included 52 editions of a live, one-hour ‘Peacemaker’ show, spot messages, newspapers in Luo and English, […]

29Jun 2014

Teenage pregnancy is a major issue of concern in the world, with Uganda being one of the countries affected most. According to the State of the World Population Report 2013, 20,000 girls below age 18 give birth in developing countries everyday. Of the 7.3 million girls below age 18 who give birth each year in […]

23Aug 2011

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