Strengthening Community Systems to Eliminate loss to follow up on eMTCT

The Project is being implemented by THETA Uganda in Oyam District Northern Uganda. The 3 year (2016-2018) project seeks to reduce the rate of lost to follow up to HIV prevention and lactating women across the eMTCT cascade by 98% in Oyam district through a sustainable family support system by 2018.

 

Specifically, the Project seeks to;

1. Increase the knowledge of EMTCT and EID at family level to 95% among 920 villages in Oyam by 2018

2. Establish and develop a psychosocial support network of family groups that reaches 100% of HIV positive pregnant and lactating women in Oyam district

3. Establish a community led referred and follow up system that reaches 100% HIV+ pregnant/lactating women for EMTCT services by 2018

 

The Project works with thirteen Health facilities linked to a structure of 124 Peer mothers trained to trace, educate and bring back to the facility, all HIV positive pregnant and lactation women lost to follow up on eMTCT; and ensuring that they deliver HIV negative babies, stay in care, and live healthily.

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Credits

  • Dr. Joseph Baguma - ED THETA Uganda
  • Richard Ssemujju - CHI Manager
  • Fredrick Kayiira - Programs Asistant THETA Uganda
  • Sarah Alaro - Field Project Officer THETA Uganda
  • Harriet Byogero - IT Officer THETA Uganda
  • Edward Willison - Editor
  • Besvalley Media
  • Edwin & Salim - Camera
  • SR. Sylivia Akullu - Nurse
  • Anyeke HC IV Susan Ducu - Peer Mother
  • Mr. Ongom Tom and Mrs. Cecilia Alyeke 
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