- Age: 31
- | Grant Recipient
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Patrick Segawa is passionate about giving opportunities to young women in leadership spaces at Public Health Ambassadors Uganda (PHAU).
Patrick was born and raised in Uganda. He is pursuing a Master of Public Health degree in Population and Reproductive Health at Uganda Martyrs University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health. As the founder and team leader of PHAU, he is responsible for assisting in the development of funding proposals to ensure sustainability of priority sexual and reproductive health-related programs and projects and supporting the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of projects and programs, including documenting best practices and capturing youth and community interest stories.
Since becoming a Young Leader, Patrick is proud he contributed toward the launch of the National Sexuality Education Framework by the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Hon. Janet Museveni that was banned by the government. Through his work at PHAU, he and his colleagues have trained 256 peer educators in eight districts under the YoSpace project aimed at creating demand and access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information and services in Uganda, with support from Population Services International (PSI) Uganda. His organization also is now working with the Guttmacher Institute on dissemination of research findings on induced abortion and post-abortion care in Uganda, the MTV Stay Alive Foundation, The Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF), and Women Deliver, along with new partners, such as Knowledge for Health and the Center for Communications Programs at Johns Hopkins University. As an advocate, he won an Award from Clarke International University for his outstanding contribution in the area of SRHR among young people in Uganda and a People’s Choice Award from Photoshare Contest 2017.
Patrick was inspired to become an advocate by his mother because she has always encouraged him to lead by example and make a difference in the community.
In his free time, Patrick enjoys dancing and listening to music.