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Youth Rising 2024 Uganda Health System Essay Challenge

 

Uganda’s health system represents a dynamic interplay of various stakeholders, including district and village health teams, alongside the private and public health sectors. These entities collectively strive to provide accessible and effective healthcare services to the population.

Over the years, Uganda’s health system has experienced consistent improvements and now occupies a larger portion of the country’s national budget. These advancements have led to significant enhancements in health facilities at both primary and secondary levels, as well as the training of workforce teams.

Despite these positive strides, the Ugandan health sector still faces challenges, such as a lack of innovation, inadequate infrastructure, and insufficient funding in certain areas. These issues often compel Ugandans to seek healthcare abroad.

In not more than 500 words, write, in your perception; how healthcare systems in Uganda maybe further improved. The focus of your essay should be on sustainable development that not only addresses current challenges but also anticipates future healthcare needs.

 

Creative Categories (Pick one Category)

 

You can creatively write your submission as an Essay, a Poem, Short Story or a Folktale. Remember to be creative and spark off your imagination.


Challenge No.

2425

Opening Date:

30th April 2024

Closing Date: 

20th May 2024

No. of Entries: 

200
We will accept and review up to 200 entries on a first come first serve basis.

Winner Announcement Date

24th May 2024
The winning essays are published on our website and social media sites. Winners are contacted by email and phone.

Developing Your Essay

We recommend that you take your time to develop your submission in Ms. Word before you paste it into the application form. Develop your essay as a one-page, not more than 500 words, Times New Roman, Size 12, single-spaced, and Justified. After you have completed your essay, use Option A to submit using our e-submission form or  copy it and paste it into the PDF application form and email it to us at info@youth-rising.org.

 

How to Participate?


Option A) Register & Upload Your Essay Using Form Below

 

If between grades, list the grade the player will be in at the start of the next school year.
Please note that your registration number is your month of birth (2 digits) and last 2 digits of year of birth, first 3 letters of your first name and the last 2 letters of your surname and for example: Paul Smith born 19/10/19. His registration number is therefore 1019PAUSM.
Enter the challenge number here. You should be able to find it from the website eg. 2210
Post the essay question here.
Write the title of your essay here
Type/copy and paste your essay in this box. Please do not exceed 500 words
By submitting my essay, I certify that the information provided in this document is my original writing and I agree with Youth Rising International's Guidelines, Terms and Conditions regarding the Uganda Youth
Essay Writing Competition.

 

Option B) Register & Email Your Essay Using a PDF Attachment

a) Make sure you have a PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat installed on the computer you are using. 

b) Download the registration form here which is a fillable PDF form and fill in all your personal details on page 1.

Registration Number:

Please note that your registration number is your month of birth (2 digits) and last 2 digits of year of birth, first 3 letters of your first name and the last 2 letters of your surname and  for example: Paul Smith born 19/10/19. His registration number is therefore 1019PAUSM.

c) Proceed to page 2 and enter your essay in the box provided. 

Submission

d) Once you have filled in all the fields, save your PDF form as your name: eg. JohnKizito, and email it as an attachment with a recent portrait picture of yourself to info@youth-rising.org  


 

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