"CORRECT THE WORLD
A PROJECT OF UGANDAN YOUTH
MOTTO: "We volunteer for succeed we must!"
VISION: “Advocacy for global concerns and issues."
MISSION: "To provide instrumental and informational consumable data to the current flash of youths on issues that may affect the future."
OCEN GODWIN (Chief Editor) BS. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STUDENT
DRAPAGA DAN DOMINIC BS. EDUCATION STUDY STUDENT
DATA EMMANUEL BA. DEVELOPMENT STUDY STUDENT
DROMA CHRISTOPHER BS. EDUCATION STUDENT
Circulation of weekly sensitization articles within the students’ communities whom we believed are the best to disseminate our goals to the rest.
Website which shall be our coordination point with rest of Youths worldwide courtesy ABC4All.
With support, this magazine will also be produced weekly as resources allow.
Our target focuses on Youths' participation with the Millennium Development Goals to assist in the challenges to achieve the goals. We appreciate support from ABC4All to publish our articles.
Our focus will be:
Global Health, Environment, Child Health, Population Issues and their Impact.
ISSUE No. 1:
“CIRCUMCISE YOUNG MEN BUT PROPERLY SENSTIZE THEM”
CAMPUS STUDENTS have argued that male circumcision does not help with HIV/AIDS prevention.
In Uganda alone only 25% of males are circumcised, yet research has shown that CIRCUMCISION REDUCES RISKS TO HIV/AIDS INFECTION.
The findings we established within the population of campus students showed that 42-60% of uncircumcised young men would accept circumcision.
The fact is that some strong Christian believers looked at it as an indicator of instilling an Islamic idea contrary to health perspective.
Young female students interviewed by our team emphasized the role of male circumcision would play in improving men’s penile hygiene as well as in reducing the incidence of sexually transmitted infections.
Many young men fear that circumcised men might become more promiscuous hence must be allayed. Therefore an educational target must be fresh young people who need to be sensitized about the benefits and limitations of circumcision.
It’s also important that young men are helped to understand as well as interpret the statistics associated with male circumcision. However, while circumcision reduces the risk of HIV infection by up to 60%, circumcised men remain at risk of HIV infection since it does not offer 100% protection.
Young men need to be sensitized before they misconceive that circumcision is equivalent to the gospel as far as prevention of HIV is concerned. Actually, whether circumcised or not, the risk of HIV infection remains real beyond circumcision, and the need for HIV prevention among circumcised young men remains as crucial as for uncircumcised.
It’s important to remember that safe male circumcision does not automatically protect young ladies from acquiring HIV/AIDs. So young ladies should insist on safe, protected sex if they want to maximize prevention.
CONCLUSION: The policy of circumcision must be addressed widely across the globe for it to yield significant impact. Circumcision of just a few scattered individuals will not give us the change we need!
NEXT WEEK: FOCUSING ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS.
CHIEF EDITOR-OCEN GODWIN, CORRECT THE WORLD TODAY (CTWT) PROJECT