The program aims to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS through education and to care for those directly affected by HIV/AIDS.
Uganda has one of the highest rates for HIV/AIDS in the world, and while there have been increased efforts to scale up treatment initiatives throughout the country, there are many political and cultural barriers that have hindered effective HIV/AIDS prevention programming.
The Community HIV/AIDS Prevention (CHAP) program targets children in primary schools, both in and out of school youth, men, and women in the areas of Buikwe and Kiyindi, Uganda. CHAP aims at building community and church capacity to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and to care for those directly affected by it.
- Increase in the number of persons who receive information to make informed choices about the prevention and reduction of STIs/HIV/AIDS, as well as receive anti-stigma education.
- Facilitate access to and utilization of quality, comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services for newly positive-tested persons, as well as for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and their families.
- Increased capacity of PLWHA and their caregivers for income generation as a result of lost income and large medication costs (i.e. by providing economic opportunities for people and their caregivers, mature orphans, and community health workers by providing training in business skills and promoting income generating start-up kits).
- Improve the capacity of local leaders to manage and implement support and prevention services, as well as create and nurture strategic partnerships with the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS), district health services, religious and community leaders, and other potential partners.
How Your Gift Helps!
Your support will go a long way in addressing the negative socio-economic conditions of the area, including barriers to education, a lack of access to HIV/AIDS services, and the hardships faced by orphans and vulnerable children. Thanks to some generous donors who pay all our overhead, 100% of your gift will be sent to Uganda for the HIV/AIDS Prevention Program!
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