Toolkits by Country

Uganda

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    HIV testing and counseling is central to Uganda’s HIV Control Programme and services have become increasingly available since 1990. Yet, only 11 - 13% had ever tested for HIV in 2004, according to the 2004/5 Sero-behavioural Survey, and even fewer knew the HIV status of their sexual partners. According to the Modes of Transmission Analysis Report, 2009, 65% of new HIV infections in Uganda occur among married couples; which means that being married puts people at a higher risk of HIV infection than those who never married. Based on this evidence, the MoH, launched the national “Go...
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    Over the last ten years, the fertility rate in Uganda has remained persistently high with an average of 6.7 births per woman.  According to the Uganda Demographic Health Survey 2006, 41% of the women in Uganda would like to delay or stop having children but are not using modern family planning, and therefore, have an unmet need. The main reasons for non-use, according to that survey, were fear of health problems or side effects, and husband's disapproval. Working with the Ministry of Health with funding from the United States Agency of International Development, the Health...
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    Between 2007 and 2012, the USAID-funded Health Communication Partnership (HCP) Project developed and implemented communication strategies and tools and strengthened capacity in social and behavior change communication (SBCC) with the Ugandan government, international organizations, and local nongovernmental organizations. HCP was managed by The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP). This project extended and expanded communication activities initiated between 2004 and 2007 under a previous USAID award to HCP.  In order to work towards the shared goals of...
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    Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU) established the National Health Hotline with technical support from the Health Communication Partnership and financial support from the United States Agency for International Development, to improve access to information and counseling about issues that have few other services on the ground in Uganda.   Two such issues in Uganda are alcohol abuse and gender based violence.  Over the years, the Health Hotline has expanded to provide a reliable, anonymous and non-judgmental service for callers seeking...
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    In Uganda, over 150,000 children (under 15 years) currently have HIV, but only about 28% are getting the treatment that they need.  Since life-saving treatment is available, these children should be given the chance to live the longer, healthier lives that ART enables. From 2006 to 2009, the Health Communication Partnership and the Joint Clinical Research Centre worked with the Ministry of Health and partners to develop the TREAT for Life campaign in mulitple phases including caretakers of children and adolescents at risk of HIV as well as HIV positive adolescents.  ...
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    Over 1.2 million people are living with HIV in Uganda. With over 100,000 new infections every year, Uganda will soon be unable to enroll all those who require treatment on ARVs. Fortunately, there are simple evidence-based practices that can keep people living with HIV (PLHIV) healthy for longer and delay the need for ARVs. The National Positive Living Communication Campaign launched in December, 2010, is intended to motivate PLHIV to adopt these life-prolonging practices. The campaign utilizes a multi-channel approach to reach out to PLHIV,...
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    Village Health Teams (VHTs) were established by the Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH) to: empower communities to take part in the decisions that affect their health; mobilize communities for health programs; and strengthen the delivery of health services at the household level. Village Health Teams are made up of volunteers who are selected by their communities to provide accurate health information and link community members with available health services. After selection, VHTs receive basic training in a cross section of key health issues common in Uganda. The biggest...
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    In 2007, results from three large randomized clinical trials in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa were published, showing that medically performed circumcision is safe and can reduce men’s risk of HIV infection by 60%. Based on this evidence, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNAIDS recommend medical male circumcision as an essential part of HIV prevention programming. Between 2007 and 2010, a national task force in Uganda, with assistance from Health Communication Partnership, conducted a public sensitization campaign that focused on educating health workers, leaders, and the media...