HIV PREVENTION RESEARCH ADVOCACY IN UGANDA-Experiences of the Uganda Civil Society HIV Prevention Advocacy Coalition (2010-15)
The role of civil society advocacy in research and implementation of new biomedical HIV prevention and treatment technologies has become increasingly critical as scientists conduct clinical research on an expanding range of products. Clinical research into HIV vaccines, microbicides, multi-purpose prevention technologies, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and cure is expanding in countries heavily affected by HIV, such as Uganda. In such countries, some of these strategies are set for implementation or there are plans to rollout newly proven interventions, including voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), PrEP, early HIV treatment and combination prevention…Click on this link HIV Prevention Research Ug. CSO Coalition 2010-15 to read the report.
UNASO Annual Report (July 1, 2014-Sept. 30, 2015)
This report presents to you various activities that were planned and implemented by UNASO during the financial year 2014/15. It also presents achievement registered, lessons learnt, challenges and highlights of recommendations to be taken up by UNASO in the same year. In execution of her mandate, UNASO was guided by four major strategic objectives, which includes;
·Institutional Capacity of UNASO to deliver its mandate improved by 2017.
·Coordination, networking and partnerships among ASOs and other actors strengthened by 2017.
·HIV&AIDS Policies, Legislation and Programmes Influenced by 2017
·Strategic Information Management for HIV&AIDS Response among ASOs Improved by 2017.
Follow this link to read the report ..UNASO Annual Report 3-11-2015
1). Policy Brief on Inclusion of HIV Messages for Older Persons in the National HIV Behavioural Change Communication Programmes
HIV messaging among Older Persons: Older persons and the general population don’t have similar levels of knowledge about HIV&AIDS due to variations in messaging. It is clear that there is lack of HIV messages targeting older persons. This means that other factors are also likely to be responsible for the difference in knowledge and prevalence of HIV in the general population and that of older persons. Sexual behaviour, living conditions and the lifestyle of older people especially those who have money are some of the factors that make older people particularly vulnerable. While as, some older persons can read and write, many of them are very illiterate as they can neither read nor write. Please follow this link to read the….Policy brief on HIV messagses for Older Persons
2). Position Paper on HIV Messaging for Older Persons in Uganda for the HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Advocacy Group for Older Persons in Uganda.
This paper presents the position of the HIV Care, Prevention and Treatment Advocacy group for older persons. The HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Advocacy Group comprises of THETA Uganda, National Coalition of Women Living with HIV&AIDS, The AIDS Support Organisation, Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development-Department of Elderly and Disability, Ministry of Health-AIDs Control Programme, Action for Disability and Development, AIDS Information Center and Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organisations. The group was formed in 2008 to spearhead advocacy campaign directed towards mitigating the impact of HIV&AIDS among older persons in Uganda…..Follow this link for more information on the UNASO Position paper on HIV messaging for older persons in Uganda
3). Policy brief on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and seervices for adolescents and Young People
The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Health has made progress in the implementation of the commitments articulated in the adolescent reproductive health policy guidelines and service standards. However, Adolescents and young peoples Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR) remain a key challenge majorly in the areas of access and utilization of adolescent friendly services and knowing their rights and responsibilities. Please follow link to read..UNASO -Policy Brief-ASRHR
4.) Postion paper on the status of Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) for Adolescents and Young People (10-24years) in Uganda.
Uganda’s population is largely constituted by young people with adolescents making up 70 percent. (1 This population sub category2 faces many reproductive health challenges including; early/unwanted pregnancies,unsafe abortions, STI/HIV/AIDS, Female Genital Mutilation, among others. HIV prevalence among young people aged 15-24 currently stands at 7 percent with forty five percent of all new HIV infections occurring among the same population category . Adolescents and young people continue to carry a high burden of pregnancies with teenage pregnancy accounting for twenty five percent of the over one million pregnancies recorded in Uganda annually. Please follow this link to read... …UNASO -Position paper-ASRHR
5). Final Report on evidence on the issues affecting running of Global Fund grants with TB component: CSOs’ feedback and recommendation.
This study was commissioned to gather evidence on CSOs’ feedback and recommendations on the issues affecting the running of the Global Fund (GF) grants with TB component in Uganda, was made possible with support from Stop TB Partnership is implementing a project “Strengthening CSO and KAP Engagement in National Global Fund processes, through the Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organization (UNASO)…Final Report_TB study report _UNASO_ 26th Sept 15
6). UNASO Annual Report July, 1st 2013-June, 30th 2014.
This report highlights achievements that UNASO realized between July 1st 2013 and June 30th 2014 against activities and targets that were planned. It also highlights lessons, experiences, and challenges that wre encountered over the year. Read more…… UNASO Annual Report- July 13 – July 14