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About Us – Society of Adolescent Health in Uganda
Makerere University College of Health Sciences,
info@sahu.ug

About Us

A healthy Adolescent, ........A healthy nation

Society for Adolescent Health in Uganda, SAHU, led by experts from Columbia, Makerere Universities and the Naguru Teenage Centre is purposed to promote comprehensive adolescent health, growth and development in Uganda through knowledge dissemination, research, advocacy and affiliation with other societies and bodies involved in adolescent health
 
 

Who We Are

A healthy adolescent, a healthy nation
By investing into the health of the adolescent population in Uganda, each and every adolescent will be provided the opportunity to access their potential and grow into healthy, responsible and independent adults. SAHU exists to promote comprehensive adolescent health, growth and development in Uganda through knowledge dissemination, research, advocacy and affiliation with other societies and bodies involved in adolescent health

Our Vision

The society envisages a society where each and every adolescent will be provided the opportunity to access his or her potential and grow into a healthy, responsible and independent adult.

Our Mission

To promote comprehensive adolescent health, growth and development in Uganda through knowledge dissemination, research, advocacy and affiliation with other societies and bodies involved in adolescent health

Our core values underlie SAHU’s Mission and Vision:

Excellence

SAHU strives to achieve the highest attainable standard in its mission.

Leadership

SAHU strives to be the preeminent organization and authoritative voice in advancing adolescent health by increasing awareness of the health needs of adolescents and young adults through effective advocacy, communication and dissemination of knowledge.

Integrity

SAHU is guided by the highest ideals and ethical standards, including respect for individual dignity, equity, and justice, and recognition that age-appropriate, developmentally-sensitive health care is a right and not a privilege.

Collaboration

SAHU recognizes that advancing adolescent health depends upon effective partnerships among adolescents, families, health professionals, public and private sectors, communities, schools, and other social institutions.

Our Motivation

In its pursuit of optimal adolescent health and developmentally-appropriate health care, SAHU believes that scientific research provides the evidence base for effective health promotion as well as prevention and treatment of illness and injury.

 

Our Philosophy 

“Adolescents are our Future. A healthy adolescent, A health Nation !