Reach A Hand, Uganda (RAHU) has launched the SAUTIplus mobile application which is specially designed to help young people access accurate and reliable information about their Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights in a convenient manner.
The app employs a youthful language, colour and themes to make it contemporary to the young audience and a dependable reference point regarding SRHR issues.
The SAUTIplus application which is now available for download on the Google Play store provides a safe space where young people can ask and have questions about their sexual reproductive health answered. It seeks to bridge the gap and help young people understand and safely exercise their Reproductive Health Rights.
Speaking at the launch, Humphrey Nabimanya the Founder and Team Leader, Reach a Hand Uganda (RAHU) said the applicationis an innovative milestone in the organization’s continuous effort to find effective ways of communicating with young people.
“We are always innovating and finding new ways to reach young people. The SAUTIplus application will go a long in helping us achieve this. It is an innovative one stop mobile app for young people to receive information on Sexual Reproductive Health, livelihood, entrepreneurship and other opportunities in a language that they understand,” said Nabimanya.
“The information on it is in various forms such as 60 second educative videos, street casts, blogs and podcasts. There is also a tab for a counsellor to offer solutions to the challenges of the young people.” Humphrey further explained.
The application provides referrals to Youth friendly health service reducing the stigma associated with young people and sexual reproductive focused health visits. It allows them to discover Youth friendly health centers to go to for stigma free SRHR services.
At the same event, RAHU also launched the new season of MTVShuga Down South which is a series that uses sexual-health messaging with gripping storylines exploring the issues of sexual relationships between young people against a backdrop of continuing HIV infections.
The youth-focused series fosters discussions around the issues of unplanned pregnancy and HIV/AIDS on the continent and other youth centered issues such as abusive relationships, sexual assault and so much more.
Reach A Hand Uganda is a youth centered organisation focusing on youth empowerment programs with emphasis on livelihoods and skills development, behavior change communication, sexual reproductive health and rights, and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.