Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Uganda (Baylor – Uganda) is a child health, not – for – profit NGO committed to delivering high quality, high impact and highly ethical paediatrics and family HIV&AIDS prevention, care and treatment services, health professional training and clinical research in Uganda. It is affiliated to Baylor College of Medicine International Paediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) based at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, USA. It emerged from a technical capacity building support and partnership between BIPAI, Mulago Hospital Paediatric Infectious Diseases clinic (PIDC) and Makerere University Department of Paediatrics and Child health in August 2003. PIDC existed since 1988 as a Mulago hospital clinic offering Paediatric HIV&AIDS services. In November 2004, PIDC was officially initiated into the BIPAI network at their annual networking meeting in Gaborone, Botswana. In 2005, BIPAI signed memoranda of understanding with Ministry of Health, Mulago Hospital and Makerere University Department of Paediatrics and child health to support the expansion of paediatric and adolescent HIV services in Uganda. It was then that Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Uganda (Baylor – Uganda) was formed and registered as a Non-Government Organization.
A healthy and fulfilled life for every HIV infected and affected child & their family in Africa
To provide high-quality family-centered pediatric and adolescent health care, education and clinical research worldwide
These values include: Care, Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, Teamwork and Loyalty
Baylor-Uganda Institutional Framework As of 2012, Baylor-Uganda had an established national office located at Mulago National Referral Hospital; which also doubles as the centre of excellence for delivery of paediatric and adolescent HIV&AIDS services. In terms of governance, Baylor-Uganda is made up of the following key organs: i) Board of Directors and ii) the Secretariat. The Board of Directors is comprised of 9 members who meet quarterly to provide policy and strategic direction. The Board has sub-committees which support its routine functions. The Secretariat is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of Baylor-Uganda’s work and the implementation of the Strategic Plan. It is composed of an Executive Director, Directors, Programme Managers and support staff. It has regional offices in Rwenzori, Eastern and West Nile regions where it has consolidated its programmes after the rationalization process.