As of 2014, the population of Northern Uganda was 7,188,139 people. It covers an area of over 85,000 square kilometres.
Northern Uganda is still recovering from a civil war. Because of that, communities face high rates of poverty and higher rates of HIV/AIDS. Youth unemployment is also very high and youth HIV infection rates are on the rise.
CAP AIDS Uganda together with their affiliate community in Canada have implemented many community led programs throughout East Africa focused on relieving poverty, preventing HIV, and expanding access to education.
CAP AIDS Uganda runs the Home of Hope, where they support HIV outreach and provide a safe space for community groups to come together. They also work directly with women’s groups to increase capacity and implement projects in local villages. Recently the Home of Hope has expanded to offer a transitional life centre for vulnerable young women and children. Here they can access health care and, most importantly, develop skills for sustainable livelihoods.
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