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Baylor-Uganda East West Nile project (2010 – 2017)

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Uganda (Baylor-Uganda) implemented a five-year project titled “Scaling Up Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Services Including Provider Initiated Testing and Counselling (PITC), TB/HIV, OVC, Care and ART for Adults and Children in Eastern and West Nile Regions in The Republic of Uganda Under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)”. The project targeted to cover districts of Bukedea, Kumi, Ngora, Soroti, Serere, Katakwi, Kaberamaido, Amuria, Jinja, Manafa and Tororo in the eastern region and Nebbi, Zombo, Arua, Maracha, Adjumani, Koboko, Yumbe, Moyo in the West Nile region. Jinja, Manafa and Tororo were dropped along the project implementation.

The goal of the project was to reduce the incidence of HIV infection and HIV/AIDS related morbidity and mortality among children and adults in the Eastern and West Nile regions of Uganda. Project activities were guided by the following objectives;  

  • Strengthen organizational and technical capacities of target districts to plan and manage a sustainable program for comprehensive HIV/AIDS services.
  • Support provision and utilization of prevention services to reduce sexual transmission of HIV.
  • To support implementing health facilities in strengthening medical waste management activities through waste management and related committees.
  • Increase coverage and utilization of provider Initiative Testing and Counselling (PITC) services within health facilities in target districts.
  • Expand coverage and utilization of prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) services in target districts
  • Increase coverage and utilization of comprehensive TB/HIV/AIDS care and treatment services within the target districts.
  • Scale up access to comprehensive orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) services to OVCs and their households.

The project ended in March of Year 2016 for the West Nile region and June 2017 for the Eastern region.

 

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