THOL UGANDA

Reproductive Health Sensitisation In Schools

Community Health And Development Programs

THOL UGANDA

Men's And Boy's Health

THOL UGANDA

Rural Community Mobilisation and Sensitisation Outreaches

THOL UGANDA

Women And Children's Rights Advocacy

Two Hands One Life Team presentation

Two Hands One Life is a non-governmental organisation focused on finding possible executable ways adolescents,  youths and disadvantaged people can live healthy lives by reaching out to schools and communities with reproductive health information and complimentary services.  Two hands One Life are consultants in adolescent health education, focuses on community mobilization services, lifeskills empowerment, behaviour change initiatives and implementation research in Uganda. We reach out to communities with Reproductive health information and services that will help them attain health and wealth by the power of their hands and creativity of their minds, as well carry out awareness drives within communities come to Youth Health friendly services and as well do follow-ups on such projects for a continuous substantial growth simply because we believe a better future is achieved if such areas are keenly handled and as well given first priority. We are nonprofit with a proven track record, measurable results and a transformative approach to health, Gender Equity, alleviating poverty and building resiliency in the way youths look at life within the beautiful Pearl of Africa.

 

Our Rural Entrepreneur Elleviation projects do aid with sustainable income and helps women to graduate from extreme poverty by giving them the tools they need to start small businesses in their communities. With this new and diversified source of income, they can feed their families, pay for school fees and medical care, accumulate savings for long-term stability, survive drought and adapt to a changing climate.

Executive Director answering to Questions from the SAHU congregation

The social and economic upheaval following the collapse of functional health delivery systems has had a serious adverse effect on Ugandan families and social structures, exacerbated by widespread substance use and family violence.

Thousands of Ugandan children, adolescents and youths have been abandoned, left homeless, or institutionalized under abusive conditions. A huge number of adolescents are housed in state institutions, while an estimated 30,000 plus children have been made homeless and live on the streets of different small cities and over 9,000 children are incarcerated.

Two Hands One Life engages street-involved, incarcerated, and institutionalized children and youth in counseling and health education, and helps them access critical health care, information, sensitisation and psychosocial support, including HIV testing and treatment.

Uganda faces one of the fastest growing HIV epidemics in Africa, and the epidemic is concentrated within most at-risk populations, including people within fishing communities, those who use drugs, prisoners, sex workers, and homeless adolescents.  Women are also especially vulnerable to HIV due in part to unequal power structures in sexual relationships, and pregnant women who are HIV infected face stigma within healthcare settings and violence in their relationships.

Two Hands One Life supports pregnant and parenting HIV-positive women, including those who use drugs, to help them access the care that they need and prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.  For those women and girls who have experienced violence in their relationships, THOL offers case management-based counseling and an empowerment education intervention, together with counseling and behavior change education for men, women, boys and girls who have perpetrated violence.

-Over 2500 street-involved children and youth engaged in care and HIV-prevention education.

-Over 200 child prisoners engaged in HIV-prevention and general health education.

-Over 300 women and girls who are survivors of violence engaged in counseling sessions to help them overcome their trauma and improve their lives.

-Over 100 providers and responders, including medical workers, teachers, counselors and police, trained to deliver care that is free from stigma and addresses the special needs of marginalized populations.

Meet our team

Sexual reproductive health sensitisation at Baskerville C/U primary school in Ngogwe sub county in Buikwe District

Community consultative meeting at Muvvo Ssi sub county Buikwe District

Male Champion program at Baskerville Secondary School in Ngogwe Sub county in Buikwe

Sessions of sharing with the prospective successful men of tomorrow inspired for a bright future

Sexual reproductive health messages and information being shared with students of St Luke Vocational training institute in Buikwe District

THOL staff interacting with Vulnerable children in Ssi sub county

OUR FOCAL POINTS

1. Reproductive Health

2. Maternal Health

3. Mental Health

4. Menstrual Hygiene

5. Youth friendly Health Services

6. Capacity building

7. Environmental protection and conservation

Two Hands One Life (THOL) largely focuses on the following priority target population: young people in and out of school aged 10 to 24; girls, boys, women and men of reproductive age; and, vulnerable young people.

Research shows that, of the millions of children living in orphanages, between 80-90% have a living parent, many of whom want to care for their children but don't have the resources they need. Two Hands One Life seeks to establish a framework for a regional advocacy and behavior change campaign, which is critical to long-term change in the way the communities cares for orphans and other highly vulnerable children. 

If infected, children are less likely to access HIV treatment than adults: Less than one-quarter of the 3.2 million children living with HIV/AIDS are receiving treatment. Community-based programs for orphans and vulnerable children are important links for families to health and social services – ensuring that caregivers are able to meet the needs of children, that children at risk are tested for HIV, that HIV-positive children access and adhere to treatment, and that adolescent girls stay safe, in school, and on track to reach their potential.

Two Hands One Life also works to improve orphans and vulnerable children programming by facilitating the collection and use of data. Data is important to determine “what works” and to keep programming on track, ensuring positive impacts on children and families, reaching targets laid out in the Behaviour change initiatives and Education – Accelerating Children on Treatment (ACT) and Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe – and ultimately achieving the goal of controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic

Women and girls make up the majority of the 1.4 billion people living in extreme poverty. At Two Hands One Life, we are committed to ending poverty — by attacking its root causes, not only its consequences.

In practice, this means that we can’t just build an infrastructure — we must ensure girls’ rights to education. It means not only providing HIV and reproductive health information, counseling and testing, but also fighting for every individual’s right to be free from abuse or violence through community programs as a way to bring about motivation for positive desired change.

Two Hands One Life is committed to uncovering and transforming the political, social and economic relationships at the heart of poverty — our work to improve the health and well-being of women and girls is critical to that fight.

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