Accelerating Epidemic Control Project in Fort region; Project period 04/2019 to date; Funded by Baylor College of Medicine and Children’s Foundation; Grant size: $68,980.8

The main objective of this project is to accelerate HIV/AIDS epidemic control in the Fort Portal region.

This project also strives to achieve the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals. These goals state that by 2022:

 

  • 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status.
  • 90% of people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy.
  • 90% of people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression.

 

Activities include

 

  • Identifying people living with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.
  • Index client contact tracing.
  • Linking individuals to antiretroviral therapy (ART) services.
  • Supporting adherence to and retention on ART.

 

The overarching aim of this programme is to develop integrated supports to grandmothers in Uganda who are caring for children and grandchildren affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty.

An additional objective of this programme is to educate 100 households of grandmothers caring for HIV positive children/grandchildren about topics such as a healthy lifestyle, nutrition and disease prevention.