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Tackle Africa

Tackle Africa uses the power and popularity of football to deliver sexual health education to young people on football pitches across the continent. They train African coaches to use fun, interactive football drills with inbuilt health messaging with young people in their clubs and communities. 

Football is a great way to engage with young people regularly – something that traditional health programmes and clinics often struggle to do. It provides a platform for regular health education with a respected and informed coach, and creates a safe space for young people to discuss sensitive issues.  
 
Tackle Africa aims to improve understanding of key sexual health issues in Hoima, Uganda, which has the highest rate in Uganda of presumptive tuberculosis amongst its HIV-positive population, at 40%. The project gives young people the skills and confidence to make safe decisions, and provides access to youth-friendly services such as HIV testing and counselling.