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Bridget Jjuuko Ndagaano

Naguru Teenage Center - 2018 Fellow

Bridget has over five years’ experience in adolescent sexual reproductive health and rights services delivery, psychosocial and behavioral support for children and youth, HIV/AIDS and key and priority population programming. She has worked as an advocacy officer at Alliance of Women Advocating for Change (AWAC), an initiative established by sex worker activists. She has volunteered at the Mulago Hospital Adolescent Clinic as a social worker and administrator as well as at Naguru Teenage Information and Health Centre, Most at Risk Population Initiative, Baylor Uganda and more. She holds an honors degree in Social Work and Social Administration and a diploma in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights.

Advocacy Accomplishments for the Year
Bridget led a campaign for the acceleration of PrEP rollout for young women in Uganda. She successfully advocated for the integration of PrEP (and other HIV prevention) into the national education curriculum and the integration of HIV prevention into SRH services as a PEPFAR priority. She also pressured the National AIDS Council to finally develop its PrEP communications plan. Bridget was instrumental in bringing PrEP and prevention information to young women at the Naguru Teenage Information Center.

In Her Own Words
“Advocacy for comprehensive HIV prevention services for the young adolescents, ages 10-17, is still a hard area especially coupled with the policy environment that doesn’t favor access to family planning services for adolescents.”

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