Uganda

Overview

In 2014, there were 95,000 new HIV infections in Uganda, of those, 5,200 were among children under the age of 15. Among pregnant women, less than 5% did not have access to antiretroviral medications (ARV) to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) as of 2014.
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Key Program Accomplishments

Since 2000, EGPAF-Uganda has:

Enrolled more than 118,200 individuals in HIV care and treatment programs, including 34,950 children

Tested more than 2.3 million pregnant women for HIV

Provided health services to more than 3,033,000 individuals

Initiated more than 170,900 women on ART

Provided more than 13,000 individuals with TB identification and care and treatment services

Provided more than 314,000 men with safe male circumcision services to prevent the spread of HIV

Our Work

Since 2000, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) has been supporting PMTCT and HIV and AIDS care and treatment services in Uganda. EGPAF-Uganda is a leading provider of technical assistance to Uganda’s Ministry of Health, and supports clinical service delivery at the facility, regional, and national levels. We work closely with the Ministry of Health and other partners to increase access to comprehensive, high-quality HIV prevention, care and treatment, and tuberculosis (TB) identification and treatment services among women, children and families living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. EGPAF-Uganda currently supports services at 623 health facilities in 16 districts of the Southwest Region.

EGPAF works hand-in-hand with Uganda’s Ministry of Health to formulate evidence-based policies supporting all persons affected by HIV. EGPAF actively participates in national HIV-related technical working groups and advisory committees and played a central role in the revision and adaptation of 2015 Consolidated HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Guidelines.

EGPAF-Uganda has also actively implemented operations research to ensure scale-up of best practices in HIV clinical management in-country. Most notably, we have examined the success of several approaches to enhance community involvement in and ownership of PMTCT and maternal, newborn and child health service utilization; the feasibility of integrating HIV and syphilis screening to ensure healthy birth outcomes of women in Uganda; and a method to encourage male engagement in PMTCT.

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