Entries by Uganda Reach the Aged Association

The Situation of Older Persons: Poverty and vulnerability

Globally, old age is associated with reduced income-earning capacity and therefore increased vulnerability to poverty. However, in Uganda old age vulnerability is exacerbated by a range of other factors including: the overwhelming concentration of older people in rural areas; very limited access to pensions; widespread chronic ill health and disability as a result of a […]

The Situation of Older Persons: Water and Sanitation

Studies undertaken by MGLSD and other stakeholders indicate that 42.8% of older persons collect water from boreholes while 59.2% use water from other sources. The Uganda Reach the Aged Association Report (2005) indicates that older persons who cannot travel long distances use contaminated water, which puts their health at risk. Limited access to safe water, […]

The Situation of Older Persons: Health

Health is a major source of worry and stress among older persons. Common health problems in old age include hypertension, stroke, diabetes, heart diseases, trachoma and blindness that often lead to complications and permanent incapacitation. Poor health reduces the capacity of older persons to generate income and curtails their productivity. Older persons can hardly afford […]

Community Dialogues:

[dropcap type=”default”]T[/dropcap]hese were done with support from Age Demands Action a Help Age as well as NED Capacity Building initiative, the community dialogues enabled older persons within their communities to engage in discussions with their leaders on effective and efficient service delivery. The older persons raise concerns on the level of participation and benefit from […]


The Uganda Reach the Aged Association – Profile

[dropcap type=”default”]T[/dropcap]he Uganda Reach the Aged Association (URAA) is a national voluntary not-for­-profit, non-government organization whose vision is a dignified, self-fulfilled poverty free ageing Uganda and a mission is to champion the realization and preservation of a dignified quality of life for older persons in Uganda. URAA was founded in 1991 by a group of […]

Areas of work and targets

Economic Empowerment for Older Persons including work with refugees: Targets Increase in the number of older persons accessing secure incomes. URAA member organizations establish micro projects for household income. URAA member Organizations start group-based savings and credit schemes Influence to financial and insurance institutions to incorporate OPs Associations. 2. Addressing the Social Welfare of Older […]

Networking and Membership

[dropcap type=”default”]U[/dropcap]RAA is a member of the Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF), Uganda Social Protection Platform (USPP), Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organizations (UNASO) and National Union of Researchers and Research Users (NURRU).  It also has District level partner NGOs and CBO in 63 districts in Uganda, for purposes of effective identification of community needs, […]

Information Education and Communication (IEC) Materials Production:

IEC materials have been used to enhance awareness for older persons, community members, and their leadership. URAA provides the IEC in selected local languages for the target region. In the period under review, URAA produced IEC materials in English and Luganda Languages mainly targeted to the trained older person leaders; the English versions were shared […]