Jacquelyne Alesi

Jacquelyne Alesi - 2016 Nominee
Position: Executive Director
Organization: Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV/AIDS (UNYPA)
She has years of advocacy and organizing experience for the SRHR of young people at national and global levels; a research assistant/analyst on the National Stigma Index Survey; founding CBOs Youth Empowerment Uganda & Youth Caravan; and more! – Michaela Rahimi, Program Associate at Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA)
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

Being an HIV positive young mother helped me alot to contribute alot to family planning issues of other young mothers in Uganda. Through the Link up project i was able to deliver intregtated HIV & SRHR information & services to them.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

The growing needs of HIV Postive young mothers.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your family planning efforts, and what have you done to overcome it?

Its always finicial issues but has a leader i have started income generating activities which have reduced the challenge.

What is your (country/region/city)’s biggest challenge in family planning, and how can it be addressed?

Access to right information on Family planning is the biggest challenge. It can be adressed by holding community dialogues to help them know about them.

What do you want to accomplish in the next 5 years?

I want to see that atleast of the 80% of young mothers who have access to HIV treatment also have access to family planning information and services.

Subscribe to receive email updates about 120 Under 40.