Janet Kataaha Museveni is from Kajara County, Ntungamo District, Uganda. Janet is the First Lady of Uganda and the Minister for Education and Sports.
Janet has focused her attention on socio-economic and health issues. She founded and has been a patron to
- the Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO), an indigenous NGO which cares for war-related and HIV/AIDS-affected orphans in all the Districts of Uganda. The NGO has been in operation since 1986 and works with major UN agencies and other international donor agencies.
- National Strategy for the Advancement of Rural Women in Uganda (NSARWU), an NGO which works with poor rural women to empower them economically through various interventions.
- Uganda Youth Forum (UYF) and NGO that engages the youth of Uganda for purposes of character and behaviour formation particularly with regard to HIV and AIDS prevention.
- Safe Motherhood Initiative of the Ministry of Health and WHO for reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity. She is as well the Co-chair of CURE Hospital – a special Hospital for crippled children in Uganda, with CURE International.