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MARPs, Key and Vulnerable Populations Strategic Public Health Work in Uganda: 25 Lessons to Share with You

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MARPs, Key and Vulnerable Populations Strategic Public Health Work in Uganda: 25 Lessons to Share with You This is a collection of lessons learnt from the Grassroots Based Communities around HIV, TB, Malaria and COVID-19 Response and Recovery. Lesson #1: All PLHIV need to receive TB preventive treatment #StopTB #StopMalaria #StopHIV Lesson #2: All PLHIV need to receive ARVs and take them promptly #StopTB #StopMalaria #StopHIV Lesson #3: Antimalaria Support services and products are necessary #StopTB #StopMalaria #StopHIV Lesson #4: 6M PLHIV need ARVs/targeted person-centered care #StopTB #StopMalaria #StopHIV Lesson #5: In Africa 322 000 children and young adolescents (aged 0—15 years) living with TB #StopTB #StopMalaria #StopHIV Lesson #6: Africa has a third of tuberculosis cases among those under 15 years #StopTB #StopMalaria #StopHIV Lesson #7: Among children under five just around a third (32%) are diagnosed #StopTB #StopMalaria #StopHIV Lesson #8: Childhood t

Internal Memo: Advancing Dignity For All Excerpts

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 Background And Road Trip Report-2019 Through MARPS in Uganda, we have directly been supporting 622 LGBTIQQ in form of: 1. Providing regular counselling and guidance 2. Those who were diagnosed HIV+ve have been linked to ARV care (37 of these are now in Kenya and 217 are in Uganda) 3. Housing support to 39 ( the 37 refugee/asylee seekers were provided with housing while I was in Kenya and made sure they have food, are linked to ARV care, have been provided with two projects for income generation and airtime to keep them connected. The other two are: a beneficiary in Kasese and one in Munyonyo. These houses have two extra rooms and can be used as shelters in case of an eviction emergency. 4. Supplies and Logistics: I traveled with high nutrition tinned foods, multivitamin packet/nutrition supplements for 55 beneficiaries and these have been distributed fully. 5. I have provided money to 12 beneficiaries to enable them attend clinics in the next 4 ARV-refill events. 6. The Southern and W

MARPS In UGANDA: COVID-19 Response And Recovery Plan January 2022- December 2030

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MARPS In UGANDA: COVID-19 Response  And Recovery Plan January 202 2 - December 20 30   1.     Generate and raise awareness around COVID-19 Prevention 2.     Address Housing, Active Life, Nutrition, Dignity-Affirmation and Sustainability (HANDS) 3.     Advocate for Vaccine Equity 4.     Advocate for Social-Economic Empowerment 5.     Use the Focus days to share about an aspect of prevention such as: a. Thematic Monday: Occupying oneself at home while self-isolating; games, house chores, reading, writing, studying online b. Thematic Tuesday: Chatting up friends, checking on them and promoting companionship using WhatsApp or video conferencing c. Thematic Wednesday: Talk, write or research about COVID-19 news and share on Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or word of mouth among close friends d. Thematic Thursday: Care for the sick, Addressing Gender-Based Violence, Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girl Child, Women health Integrating COVID-19 Response e

Serving Uganda’s Key Populations and Priority Populations with Diligence and Dedication: A Vignette Project- Part (3)

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Community Systems Strengthening (CSS) and Integrated Service Delivery (ISD) These recent years have seen organizations addressing equity, intersectionality, inclusivity, diversity of persons and needs, dignity-affirmation, and regard for respectful conduct. We are increasingly addressing setting contexts for empowering each other and promoting humane conduct.   These are themes that have evolved over time, and they are the operative words that make the SDGs achievable. The SDGs relate to the reduction of inequalities at the heart of all approach es to guide and drive action in every country and community. A comprehensive framework is needed for transformative actions to confront these inequalities and, more broadly, respect, protect and fulfil human rights in the HIV /TB/Malaria response. By reducing the inequalities driving the AIDS epidemic, we can close the gaps for HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and support by 2025 and put the world back on course to end AIDS by 2030.