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Let’s All Join The World to Fight COVID19, Wash Hands, Self Distance, And Let’s Pray For Humanity

Although Uganda is still boasting with no confirmed case of the Coronavirus (COVID19), this doesn’t mean that we should become lax, but rather cautious in a bid to save lives.

COVID19 pandemic has left the world scared, and in panick. All our neighbours have at least two confirmed cases of the Virus, and we must pray not only for ourselves, but even for humanity.

Today, we choose humanity. We choose love. We choose to stand by each other.

As we follow the guidelines set by the President, we further urge fellow Ugandans to wash their hands, avoid handshakes, and also practice self distancing.

In all this, let us put our hands together and pray for the safety of family, friends, and humanity.

Currently, COVID19 has affected over 183 countries, and one National Conveyance leaving over 254,697 cases, 10,447 Deaths, and only 89,071 recovered.

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UNYPA Set to Launch Y+ Beauty Pageant 2020

Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV/AIDS (UNYPA) a non-profit focused on fighting HIV/AIDs stigma & discrimination among the youth and  improving access to Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) is back yet again with the 7th Edition of its Y+ Beauty pageant. Amidst and despite the current challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, UNYPA has gone a step ahead to organize the pageant that will help disseminate information about HIV/AIDS and also tackle the socio-economic, psychological and physical challenges experienced by youth positively living with the virus.

The pageant is an avenue for young people living with HIV to propel HIV activism and awareness. Every year the pageant has attracted increasing numbers of participants since its inception in 2014, with previous contestants standing out as Y Plus ambassadors that have invariably been at the frontline to fight discrimination through various activities involving school outreaches, peer to peer support groups, and at national & international representations and dialogues.

The pageant will run in 3 phases, minus its launch slated for the 25th September 2020 at Kampala Serena Hotel and thereafter regional auditions will be held from the 7th to 30th October 2020, followed by a week-long boot camp for all successful contestants from the 13th to 19th November 2020 where they will be involved in capacity building and strengthening training.

The grand finale will then be held at the 3 months culmination that will be extensively utilized to equip said contestants, with each contestant subsequently required to showcase their advocacy skills, knowledge on HIV/SRHR and share an individual action plan on the steps they hope to take to fight Gender Based Violence, stigma & discrimination before a highly competent jury. Rewards will be presented to all winners and thereafter a year-long campaign will be kicked off by UNYPA and the associated stakeholders to fight HIV-related stigma & discrimination in each region of Uganda with a focus on youth involvement and participation .

The pageant will be available on digital & social platforms including television and UNYPA social media pages to maximize the participation of the digitally savvy who’s attendance will be a boost regardless of the various Covid-19 guidelines and SOPs put in place to govern the entire campaign.

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Uganda Claims 6th Position Among Top African Destinations for International Conferences

President Museveni gives a Speech at the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in 2019

Uganda has climbed from the 10th position (as per 2018 rankings) to the sixth as one of the most popular destinations in Africa for hosting international conferences and events in 2019.

The rankings were released by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).

The rankings are based on the number of association meetings taking place regularly, rotating between at least three different countries and with 50 participants.

ICCA represents the world’s leading association for the global meetings, conference and events industry.

According to the Uganda Tourism Board CEO, Lilly Ajarova, Uganda hosted 22 association meetings including the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentarians Conference, 8th African Population Conference, Africa Now Summit, 4th African Judicial Dialogue and the 2nd Congress of the AfricanPrimatological Conference, in 2019.

“In 2020, Uganda had organized and was scheduled to host a number of notable conferences such as the G77 summit, Africa Climate week, World Health Summit, CBR World Congress and the AfrAA Conference, among others.

All the events were rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has sent the whole world into a frenzy.

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Let’s All Join The World to Fight COVID19, Wash Hands, Self Distance, And Let’s Pray For Humanity

Uganda today has over 500 cases of the Coronavirus pandemic, and although people might not be in panick, our economy is.

COVID19 pandemic has left the world scared, and in panick. All our neighbours have at least two confirmed cases of the Virus, and we must pray not only for ourselves, but even for humanity.

Today, we choose humanity. We choose love. We choose to stand by each other.

As we follow the guidelines set by the President, we further urge fellow Ugandans to wash their hands, avoid handshakes, and also practice self distancing.

In all this, let us put our hands together and pray for the safety of family, friends, and humanity.

Currently, COVID19 has affected over 183 countries, and one National Conveyance leaving over 7,026,758 cases, 403,078 Deaths, and only 3,435,758 recovered.

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