Accelerating Epidemic Control Project in Fort Region

Accelerating Epidemic Control Project in Fort Region

PROGRAM NAME

Accelerating Epidemic Control Project in Fort Region

Funded By

Baylor College of Medicine and Children’s Foundation

(A 5 year CDC funded project)

STATUS

Ongoing

TIMEFRAME

March 2019 – Present

POPULATION

1604 children (orphans)

CHALLENGE & OBJECTIVE

RCRA serves over 1604 orphans and vulnerable children living with HIV in four core program areas through USAID’s Accelerating Epidemic Control in the Fort Region program. The main objective of this project is to accelerate HIV/AIDS epidemic control in the Fort Portal region and 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 the people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression

ACTIONS TAKEN BY RCRA

  • Identifying people living with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis
  • Indexing client contact tracing
  • Linking individuals to antiretroviral therapy (ART) services
  • Supporting adherence to and retention on ART
  • Forming community drug distribution groups to keep clients undergoing treatment and achieving viral load suppression by facilitating ART clinics
  • Health/psychosocial support and basic care
  • Economic strengthening through vocational training and apprenticeship (i.e. income generation activities)
  • Food and nutrition security
  • Educational support through scholarships
  • Support children, youth and their caregivers with 4 core OVC service packages

RESULTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Supported 1,604 vulnerable children with scholastic materials & food relief