The Alliance’s Linking Organisation in Uganda is CHAU (Community Health Alliance Uganda). It is one of our newest partners, having transitioned in October 2013 from being an Alliance Country Office for 8 years (known then as Alliance Uganda).
Currently, 7.2 percent of Uganda’s population is living with HIV. This amounts to an estimated 1.4 million people, which includes 190,000 children. An estimated 62,000 people died from AIDS in 2011 and 1.1 million children have been orphaned. Only 39 percent of young people aged 15 to 24 know all the necessary facts about how HIV can be prevented.
CHAU is currently responsible for implementing the following programmatic work:
- LINK UP a project which aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of young people in five countries funded by the government of the Netherlands and runs from 2012-2014. You can read more about Link Up here.
- SHARP a project which aims to improve the sexual health and rights of men who have sex with men in four countries funded by the government of Denmark and runs from 2012-2015
- Viiv a project that seeks to expand the role of people living with HIV and communities in increasing access to prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) services and runs from 2011-2014
- Delta KMCC which aims to establish an HIV/AIDS knowledge management and communications centre and runs from 2012-2014.
The international secretariat of the Alliance maintains a small project office in Kampala to manage the USAID SUNRISE-OVC project which runs until June 2015.
SUNRISE-OVC stands for ‘Strengthening the Ugandan National Response for Implementation of Services for Orphans and Vulnerable Children’. The project works with local government and communities to improve services for children. It is implemented by Alliance Uganda and its partners who were awarded $22.9 million through the five-year project.
There are an estimated 1.2 million children who have been orphaned by AIDS in Uganda. Services are currently reaching less than a quarter of these children. In addition, the quality of these services is inconsistent, and often very poor.
Thanks to USAID funding, the SUNRISE-OVC project hopes to change this. You can read more about SUNRISE here.
Find out more about our annual achievements in Uganda on our interactive map.