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Scaling up of HIV/AIDS services via urban leaders

by Human Rights and Democracy Link Africa-Ride Africa
Scaling up of HIV/AIDS services via urban leaders
Scaling up of HIV/AIDS services via urban leaders
Scaling up of HIV/AIDS services via urban leaders
Scaling up of HIV/AIDS services via urban leaders
Scaling up of HIV/AIDS services via urban leaders
Scaling up of HIV/AIDS services via urban leaders
Scaling up of HIV/AIDS services via urban leaders
Scaling up of HIV/AIDS services via urban leaders
Scaling up of HIV/AIDS services via urban leaders
Scaling up of HIV/AIDS services via urban leaders
Scaling up of HIV/AIDS services via urban leaders
Scaling up of HIV/AIDS services via urban leaders
Scaling up of HIV/AIDS services via urban leaders
Scaling up of HIV/AIDS services via urban leaders

Summary

This project primarily targets 34,368 MARPS (Female Sex Workers, Men who have sex with Men, Long Distance Truck Drivers, fisher folks, Uniformed services (Security Guards)) and other high risk groups (boda boda cyclists and Market vendors) in Uganda. The project aims at scaling comprehensive HIV and AIDS services among Most At Risk Persons through effective engagement of the local leaders to reduce the risk of HIV infection and mitigate its impact among the Most at risk populations (MARPS).

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Challenge

Whereas urban areas constitute the highest numbers of MARPS as well the highest HIV prevalence in the country, access to comprehensive HIV and AIDS care, support, prevention and treatment services by MARPS remain a very big challenge. The MoT (2008) report shows that the average incidence among 13 MARPS groups was 7.7% of the total incidence in the population. The HIV prevalence in urban areas is higher (8.3%) compared to the national average of 7.3% among adults aged 15-49 (UAIS, 2011).

Solution

RIDE AFRICA intends to increase adoption of safer sexual behaviour; scale up coverage of comprehensive HIV and AIDS services among the MARPS; strengthen the capacity of RIDE AFRICA, FORT PORTAL, other targeted urban authorities, strengthen M&E, coordination and referral linkages, and generate contemporary knowledge, lessons and good practices to enhance learning as well as evidence based programming. These interventions are expected to contribute towards a strengthened HIV and MARPS responses.

Long-Term Impact

Direct beneficiaries will be Female Sex Workers 5,913, MSMs (591), Long Distance Truck Drivers (1,142), Fisher Folks (2,850), Private Security Guards-PSGs(2,032), Boda boda Cyclists (11,640), Market Vendors (4,200), General populations (6000) Despite the previous efforts to provide HCT services in Uganda, the National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan indicates that over 70% of people infected with HIV in Uganda do not know their HIV status which additionally the project will solve.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ride-africa.org
global recommended action on HIV/​AIDS
HIV/​AIDS foundation to spread
General picture of the kill disease in Uganda
Local leaders' say on the high spread of HIV/​AIDS

Organization Information

Human Rights and Democracy Link Africa-Ride Africa

Location: Fort Portal, Western Uganda - Uganda
Website:
mwebembezi Jostas
Project Leader:
mwebembezi Jostas
Research Specialist
Fort Portal, Western Uganda Uganda

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