Health
 Uganda
Project #9326

Promoting Gender Equity & HIV Prevention in Uganda

by GlobeMed at Columbia University
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Summary

1215 people from rural communities in the post-conflict region of Northern Uganda will benefit from a community-based approach to preventing HIV and promoting gender equity. Gulu Women's Economic Development and Globalization (GWED-G), a grassroots women's rights organization, will implement this project in partnership with GlobeMed at Columbia University.
$80,000
total goal
$9,876
remaining
462
donors
1
monthly donor
4
years active

Challenge

Girls and women in Northern Uganda face the challenges of a widespread HIV epidemic, extreme poverty, and a shortage of health workers to support their needs. Stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS, a lack of education about the disease, and traditional gender norms persist as major barriers to the health and well-being of not only women, but also entire communities in Gulu. A absence of quality healthcare and health workers contributes to unawareness about HIV.

Solution

GWED-G will 1) increase HIV awareness and sensitization through large-scale education campaigns, voluntary counseling and testing, and male youth involvement 2) conduct training and capacity building of HIV health workers and provide them incentives for their voluntary work, 3) promote maternal and newborn health prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) education and nutritional supplements in the form of livelihood interventions, and 4) support health facilities with safe birth kits.

Long-Term Impact

Increasing HIV sensitization, especially among young males, will reduce the risk of HIV transmission, eliminate stigmatization of HIV positive people, improve men's attitudes and behavior, and mobilize men to advocate for gender equity. Higher quality community health workers will also increase awareness through individual counseling. Giving mothers the tools to have healthy babies and keep them healthy with proper nutrition will enable future generations to be born in good health with no HIV.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​cuglobemed.com/​
GlobeMed at Columbia's Multimedia Website
GlobeMed at Columbia's Blog
GlobeMed at Columbia on Facebook
Gulu Women's Economic Development & Globalization

Organization Information

GlobeMed at Columbia University

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.globemed.org
Project Leader:
Jayati Verma Mariko Kanai
New York, NY United States
$70,124 raised of $80,000 goal
 
705 donations
$9,876 to go
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