Towards An AIDS Free Generation-Starting with the Children in Uganda (2015/2017)

In this project we aim to reduce the number of children ‘dropping out’ of the PMTCT cascade ánd increase the number of children on ART.

We will do this in a 3-fold approach:

 

  • Work with the families in a family holistic approach: addressing their barriers to testing, treatment and adherence, both socio-cultural and economic;
  • Work with the communities to raise awareness specifically on paediatric HIV and ART and PMTCT and mobilise support for those families with children living with HIV;
  • Work at the lowest level of the health system to improve the coordination between Village Health Teams (VHTs) and Health Centres (HCs), and strengthen the capacity of the VHTs and HCs in providing services for children living with HIV. This will be a pilot in a new approach.

To ensure sustainability of the efforts, the project is implemented in close cooperation with the governments, both at national and at district/local level, and with Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), who are assisting MoH in development and national roll-out of more effective systems and tools for paediatric testing, for follow-up and retention, and in ensuring a secure commodity supply. The project has a research, learning and sharing component to facilitate up-scaling. Learning and evidence-based practices is central to the project.

The project is implemented in Uganda in 3 regions, in 5 districts and 12 sub counties:

  • Teso Region: Serere District
  • Karamoja region: Moroto and Napak districts
  • Central region: Mubende and Mitiyana districts

In this project STOP AIDS NOW! and ICCO-Cooperation (ICCO Co) work together with 5 local partners: National Forum of People Living with HIV/AIDS Networks in Uganda (NAFOPHANU), Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU), Health Need Uganda (HNU), Pentecostal Assemblies of God – Karamoja Integrated Development Programme (PAG-KIDEP) and Deliverance Church Uganda – The AIDS Intervention Programme (DCU-TAIP).

PROJECTS

Using private healthcare entrepreneur

Private Healthcare entrepreneurs to provide earlier, faster and cost effective primary healthcare services and disseminate preventive and promotive health information at the local level through Family Healthcare Centre (FHC).

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Village Health Groups as a gateway

Village Health group (VHG) is a membership association owned and managed

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Towards An AIDS Free Generation-Starting with the Children in Uganda (2015/2017)

In this project we aim to reduce the number of children ‘dropping out’ of the PMTCT cascade ánd increase the number of children on ART.

We will do this in a 3-fold approach:

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Access to sustained care and treatment services

HNU works with the local government health care centres as well as private / NGOs to further scale-up ART and ensure facilities are operational in hard to reach places and developing community referral system. HNU promotes the link with the local government health units to ensure improved access to the inexpensive medicines needed to treat common infections and helped improve access to treatment among the affected and infected vulnerable communities.

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Kenneth Lumala