UYAFPAH is not for profit making organisation that prioritizes the wellbeing of young people through the observation and advocacy for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights. UYAFPAH was born after the inception of the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning-IYAFP that was launched during the November 2013 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP 2013) in Addis Ababa – Ethiopia at the AU Conference Centre.
On 6th August, 2014, with aide from Support for Integrated Health Care Initiative-SIHCI, UYAFPAH, initially called UYAFP-Uganda Youth Alliance for Family Planning held its first inception meeting in Kampala, at the High Table Restaurant on Kampala road.
The alliance was formed by a group of young people having realized that many of their counterparts in Uganda including PWDs, faced several SRHR challenges that ranged from high risk of acquiring HIV and AIDS and STIs, unintended teenage pregnancies currently estimated at 25% (UDHS 2011 study), child marriages, maternal and child mortality due to unsafe abortions, pre and postnatal complications, sexual and other forms of gender based violence including; rape, defilement, domestic violence, as well as other harmful social cultural practices that include forced marriages and female genital mutilation.
UYAFPAH is a non-profit alliance of community based youth organizations that prioritize the wellbeing of young people through the observation and advocacy for FP and ASRHR, with community based structures of Volunteers, Health Workers, Opinion Leaders and the entire youth fraternity for which the project was meant. It is upon this that the founders and promoters came up with UYAFPAH as an initiative that would mobilize and provide leadership to young people in Kamwokya, Bwaise and other surrounding areas of Kampala District as a whole to educate and sensitize them about their Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and instigate them to demand their national Government for accountability especially in proactively involving them in planning for their health needs and making sure that SRHR issues are prioritized in the national health budget.