Uganda Paediatric HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment
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.
Over the last two years, the Ministry of Health’s AIDS Control Programme has worked with a wide range of stakeholders to improve the capacity of health workers, to mobilise clients to use the services and to inform the public about the paediatric HIV/AIDS services available. Some of the materials developed under the above campaign were reviewed and rebranded to be in line with the Ministry of Health.
This eToolkit contains a comprehensive package for partners working in paediatric HIV in Uganda with strategies, curricula and materials that have been developed and endorsed by the Ministry of Health and experts in the field and are ready to be rolled out as widely as possible.