Host institutions October 2004 - 2006

»» International Rescue Committee (IRC)/CRD Project

Community Resilience and Dialogue (CRD), a USAID funded program started operation in October 2002. It is headed by International Rescue Committee (IRC) and implemented through a consortium of five international NGOs namely Associazione Volontari per il Servizio Internazionale (AVSI), CARE, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), IRC and Save the Children in Uganda (SCiU). In line with Uganda's policy to decentralize services, CRD works with district authorities, local NGOs, and national NGOs to provide psychosocial support, peace building/ conflict resolution, economic development and HIV / AIDS services to victims of conflict, abduction, displacement, and torture. CRD currently operates in four main regions of Acholi, Western Uganda, Karamoja and the West Nile...Read more


The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) is the National Ugandan Army created in 1981. The UPDF community is spread nationwide with majority being male in the productive and reproductive age group. UPDF can also be described as a highly migratory community, making it a special group vulnerable to HIV/ AIDS. As a result, the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces is among the institutions in the country that came up very early to openly face the challenges posed by the AIDS pandemic through the establishment of the AIDS Prevention Programme in the late 1980s. The mission of the UPDF AIDS Control Program is to contribute to the defense of the country through prevention of further transmission of HIV/ AIDS and mitigation of its impact to military populations...Read more

»» Straight Talk Foundation

Straight Talk Foundation (STF) is a Ugandan health communication non-governmental orgarlizati~n regi,stered in 1997. Its inception was from the newspaper called "Straight Talk" that was launched in October 1993 and appeared as monthly inserts in the New Vision,newspaper. STF .focuses on behaviour change communication related to adolescent sexual and reproductive health issues as well as parents through its teacher and parent talk programs. Departments within STF include radio, editorial, School Environment Program, Monitoring and Evaluation, finance and administration, distribution and the Community OutreachProgram...Read more

»» Kabarole District Directorate of Health Services

Kabarole District is located in Western Uganda. It borders w,ith Kamwenge, Kyenjojo, Kibaale, Bundibugyo and Kasese districts. The District Directorate of Health Services (DDHS)office is responsible for the coordination (planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation) of all health programmes in the district. The DDHS office is also responsible for
support supervision of health sub-districts, disease surveillance and mobilization of resources for district health services...Read more


The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) was established in 1987 to contribute to a process of restoring hope and improving the quality of life of persons and communities affected by mv / AIDS, in Uganda. TASO has ten centers namely Mulago, Entebbe; Jinja, Mbale, Tororo, Masaka, Mbarara, Gulu, Soroti and Rukungiri. It is the largest indigenous NGO
providing HIV/ AIDS care and support services in Uganda...Read more

»» Uganda AIDS Commission

Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1992 to oversee, plan and coordinate AIDS prevention and control activities in Uganda. There are currently 3 functional directorates of the secretariat that include Research, Advocacy and Policy Development, Finance and Administration as well as Planning and Monitoring...Read more
»» Makerere University-Johns Hopkins University Collaboration (MUJHU)
The genesis of the research collaboration to conduct HIV relat~d research was in 1988 between investigators in Makerere University (MU) and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) USA. A group of CWRU investigators moved to the Johns Hopkins University OHU) continuing the collaboration thereby establishing MU-JHU in 1996. MU-JHU research
collaboration works in close partnership with Mulago Hospital and Ministry of Health, to improve the health status of families infected and affected by HIV / AIDS through research, training, prevention and care. Key activities implemented include comprehensive HIV Care services, community HIV/ AIDS education, Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) to families & children, medical research and social services...Read more
»» Ministry of Labor, Gender and Social Development
The MimStry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MoGLSD) is mandated to provide overall guidance on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Uganda through the Department of Youth and Children's affairs. The OVC Secretaria tbased within the Department of Youth and Children's affairs, is specifically responsible for coordinating, directing and supervision of all OVC activities in Uganda. It does this through the implementation ofthe National Orphans Policy (NOP) and the National Strategic Program Plan intervation(NSPPI) for the OVV. The Nap defines the framework that guides Uganda's approach to assisting orphans and other vulnerable children. The NSPPI is the strategic framework for implementing the NOP, with a goal to scale up effective program interventions to reach OVC, either directly to the children or through the household and communities in which they live...Read more
»» St. Francis Hospital, Nsambya
S.t. Francis Hospital Nsambya js a tertiary referral hospital involved in patient care, research and teaching. It offers specialized services in surgery, internal medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics, gynaecology, Urology, Eye care, Orthopaedics, endocrinology, endoscopy, laparoscopy and HIV / AIDS care.
Under HIV / AIDS care programs, the Hospital provides Social support for the infected and affected, PMTCT, PMTCT Plus, ART, and General Medical care and voluntary counseling and testing. The hospital has over eight departments which include a Records Department which is in charge of collection, use, storage, distribution and mining of health information...Read more
»» Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative
Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIVIAIDS Initiative is a faith based community based organization founded in May 2001to support poor people living with mv / AIDS. In July 2002, a clinic was established at Our Lady of Africa Church to provide holistic care (medical services, psychosocial care and community outreach). In 2003 the antiretroviral component was launched. Treatment is free and open to all the people residing within the catchment area. From its in.ception, a community network organized in three tiers: the community supervisors, the community TB and ARV supporters (CATTS) and community volunteers provide support to the clients...Read more
»» Uganda Red Cross Society

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1964 as an auxiliary organization to the government. In 1965,it was aclmitted as member of International Federation of Red Cross and Red 'Crescent Societies, the umbrella organization that brings together all the National Red CrossSocietiesWorldwipe.

URCS is involved in many humanitarian activities and operat~s through 48 branch offices covering the whole country. Its programs include communication,disaster preparedness and response, youth program, branch capacity building, tracing, fundraising, Norhern Uganda relief operations and integrated health. HIVAIDS activities focusing, on care for people living with HIV, OVC care support and prevention are under the integrated health program...Read more