Conduct community dialogue meeting among key and vulnerable populations (Female sex workers, Men who have sex with men, person who use and inject drugs, persons in prisons single mothers, and young girls living with HIV and adolescent young boys in 5 districts

it’s a pleasure to report in this year through our community engagement meeting among key and vulnerable young girls reached a total of 14760. The female sex workers were 2089, single mothers 1334, young girls living with HIV 878, Adolescent vulnerable young boys 675, Men who have sex with men 309 and persons who use and inject drugs 89. The project also reached persons in prison with HIV prevention messages 389 and COVID 19 prevention messages 8997. Dialogues focused on health issues affecting young girls and women through small dialogue focused meetings at community.

Organize community and facility-based sensitization meeting on prevention of non-communicable disease with focus on hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer of all types

The organization during this year organized mass campaigns on prevention of on non-communicable diseases, with focus on all types of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and diabetes. This activity was conducted through health education health camps, and HIV led outreaches as well free screening services at our mother hospital Span for 12 months. Screened for hypertension were; 34537, diabetes 33453, cancer screening 64572 and cardiovascular diseases 3032 vulnerable populations. The team of experts also engaged community in free eye checkups as well as detail checkup and nutrition among other. This activity considering increase in NDCs there is need for funding to scaleup these interventions in different parts of Uganda. Find a link of video showing some community interventions on NDCs with partners from UK who took part in screening in one of the vulnerable communities in Kampala known as Kisenyi.

Conduct accountability score card and assess uptake and utilization of adolescent and Key populations services among selected 45 facilities in Mubende sub region

The purpose of the activity was to assess the quality of services provided at facility and community targeting key and vulnerable populations. The activity reached 45 facilities with a team of consultants from Adrivuyo Uganda. This activity was made possible by funding from Mildmay Uganda through its partners of Reach Out Mbuya, UHRN, MUCOBADI with KPIF funding. During the activity a total of 450 health workers were reached and 750 key and priority populations were engaged at the same time through facility approach in the assessment of the key populations’ indicators. Assessment of health needs for key and vulnerable populations at community and facility level was also integral part of the activity. This scorecard report presented the evaluation performance in the delivery of HIV/AIDS services for key populations in accordance with the national MARPs Priority Action Plan, it also presents scores of key indicators on human resource at the facility, availability and accessibility of key commodities, the attitude of health workers towards service delivery for KPs and capacity of health workers to deliver KP friendly services areas for improvement and suggestions and action plan. The information in the scorecard was used to improve service delivery in communities, support advocacy and develop better monitoring and evaluation of the HIV response. Below some activity pictures.

COVID 19 relief and community sensitization

Adrivuyo Uganda received funding from COVID relief funds to support relief food for vulnerable young women ang girls affected by COVID 19 in urban slum areas of Kampala Wakiso, Mukono and Buikwe in central Uganda. The resources were used to procure food items like posho, beans, tinned milk, Liquid soap and other basic items. COVID 19 continue to threaten lives of many Uganda, if nothing is not done to skill the vulnerable populations there are high chance of increased vulnerability to HIV, unwanted pregnancies, death due to COVID and other communicable diseases among vulnerable populations.