Host Institutions October 2005-2006

»» Rakai District Directorate of Health Services

RakaiDistrictis widelyknownas the epicenter for HIV/AIDStransmissionin Uganda. AIDS(Slim disease) was first described in 1982 at two fishing villages, Lukunyuand Kasensero in Rakai District. The District Directorate of Health Services has the
mandate to oversee the delivery and coordination of health services in the District.
Actual delivery of health services is carried out under the three health sub districts of Kooki, Kyotera and Kakuuto, which host the Hospitals and health centers IV,IIIand II.
The Directorate is headed by a District Director of Health Services who is assisted in his roles by a District Health Team (DHT).The DHTis constituted by heads of sections in the Directorate...Read more

»» Mbarara-Mulago Teaching Hospitals' Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Mulago -Mbarara Teaching Hospitals Joint AIDSProgram (MJAP)started in October 2004 under the faculties of Medicine, Makerere University and Mbarara University. Funding was received from Centers for DiseaseControl and Prevention USA.through Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDSRelief (PEPFAR)to expand HIV/ AIDScare. MJAP
operates in Mulago and Mbarara Hospitals, Kawempe, Naguru, Mbarara municipality clinic and Bwizibwera Health Centres. MJAPprovides a wide range of HIV/ AIDS services including hospital-based routine HIVtesting and counseling (RTC),family basic care (FBC),antiretroviral therapy, post-exposure prophylaxis, and basic HIV care, TB screening and treatment and capacity building...Read more

»» Jinja Directorate of Health Services

The mission of Jinja District Directorate of Health Services is to serve the community through the delivery of quality of health services, which focus on national and local priorities and promote sustainable development. Its mandate is to oversee the curative, preventive and promotive health care initiatives in the District based on the concepts of Primary Health Care.
In pursuit of HIV/AIDScontrol program objectives, the district implements a wide range of interventions in the prevention and control of the HIV/AIDSepidemic. The main ones are to stop further spread of HIV,mitigate impact of HIV/AIDSand build capacity to manage HIV/AIDSprogrammes...Read more

»» World Vision Uganda

World Vision Uganda is a Christian childcare, relief and development Nongovernmental organization, which commenced operations in Uganda in 1986. Todate it supports over 63 programmes in 25 districts of Uganda. The organization aims at
achieving transformational Development, providing Relief and Advocating for, with as well as empowering the people in the community to advocate for themselves.
The organization has 5 divisions: Human resources and Administration, Finance, Communication and Advocacy, Programs, and Ministry Quality Division.The Ministry Quality Development Divisionis made up of 6 units: Christian commitment, Design Monitoring and Evaluation, Management Information Systems, Psychosocial and the HIV/ AIDS unit...Read more

»» Islamic Medical Association of Uganda (IMAU)

The Islamic Medical Association of Uganda (IMAU)is a faith based Non-Governmental Organization established in 1988 by medical professionals. The organization is headed by an eleven member Executive Committee led by ~ Chakman. The National Executive Committee is assisted by Branch Executive Committees in 15 branches in Uganda. IMAUenvisions excellence in fighting for an HIV/AIDSfree community using Islamic principle and exists to contribute to the national and international response to HIV/AIDSguided by Islamic teachings and scientific knowledge...Read more

»» The Mildmay Center

The Mildmay International Centre was started in September 1998. It is a spedalist tertiary referral centre which aims to demonstrate excellence in the HIVIAIDS care and to train health care providers in Ugandain the principl~s and practicesbr
comprehensive AIDSCare and Rehabilitation. It provides out-patient and day care services, including pediatric services for children with HIV/ AIDS,who are treated free of charge. It also has children's day care services for orphans and others with AIDSrelated problems. Services at the Centre include; specialist medical and nursing care, counseling, pastoral care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and nutritional care...Read more
»» Hope for African Children Initiative
HACIcommenced its work in Ugandain 2002 as a PanAfrican partnership Organization of six International NGOs.It was first funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to contribute to the improved capacity of local organizations to effectively and efficiently deliver quality services to children infected and affected by HIViAIDS in selected districts.
Since early 2007, HACIhas been undergoing both institutional and structural reorganization.
Currently HACIis hosted by CAREInternational in Ugandaand supports ten local organizations in four Districts of Uganda(Gulu, Lira, Katakwi and Busia) mainly in areas of organization capacity building, early childhood development,
economic enterprise development, food security, and educational support through vocational skill development. These programs are implemented by local organizations to increase the capacity of children and their families to accessbasic needs by themselves hence reducing dependency in long run...Read more
»» Uganda National Health Consumers' Organization
The Uganda National Health Consumers' Organization (UNHCO)is a Non.;Governmental Organization formed in 1999. Its vision is a society where consumer's rights and responsibilities for quality healthcare are realized, through effe~tive consumer participation in all stages of planning and management of health care. The goal of UNHCOis thus to contribute to improvedquality of life of all people in Uganda through Rights Based Approach to advocate and sensitize consumers and providers on health rights and shared responsibilities. UNHCOperceives its mission as a fundamental component of the broader quest for good governance, embracing accountability and the promotion of human rights...Read more
»» Action for Children
Action For Children (AFC)is a national non-governmental organization established in 1995 with the main goal to improve the quality of life of orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda through a holistic model of care that is based is on the human rights approach. Pursuant to this goal, AFCempowers children, their caregivers and families as well as the wider community so that they can live sustainable lives within a stable home environment. AFCimplements two main programmes namely the Family Preservation (FAP)and the Micro Enterprise Development Initiative (MEDI)...Read more