Get Up Speak Out (GUSO) PROJECT


et Up Speak Out (GUSO) is a 5 year (2016-2020) strategic partnership between the Netherlands MoFA and the GUSO consortium, builds on UFBR/ASK achievements and lessons learned. The program was designed and based on needs based Theory of Change that serves as a reference for assessing the progress, and the contribution of this SRHR Partnership, towards the overall goals of the ToC(s), including the common strategic goals. It will be used as a point of reference to identify when adaptations to the strategies are required (e.g. by changing context, refuted assumptions). The program operate on 4 key principles of Meaningful Youth Participation, Positive Rights Approach inclusion, Gender transformative approach and Multi-component approach, it uses the joint expertise to successfully link (i) provision of sexuality education and information, (ii) provision of quality, youth-friendly SRH services and (iii) building support for youth SRHR, by addressing socio-cultural and political barriers in terms of practices, norms and policies. Geographical Coverage; The project will operate in the geographical areas of Jinja, Mayuge, Bugiri and Iganga districts.

Mentorship and peer support sessions for the YPLHIV

Mentorship and peer support sessions for the YPLHIV

The PITCH project

PITCH is 4 years lobby and advocacy program that is implemented in partnership with NAFOPHANU and ICWEA in Uganda. This program aims at ensuring:
  • Equal access to HIV related services for KPs in Uganda.
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights for those most affected by HIV are fully realised
  • Equal and full rights for Key Populations in Uganda.
  • Strong KP-led Civil Society Organisations are successful HIV advocates in Uganda

Our work is based on actual needs during 2016-2020, and will be guided by our Theory of Change. Final beneficiaries will include LGBT, PWID, Sex Workers and Adolescents Girls and Young Women (AGYW). Our advocacy targets will include relevant regional and national government ministries and departments, police, journalist, donors, CSOs, judiciary, media, cultural and religious leaders, health care providers, Implementing partners, judiciary, politicians, parliamentarians among others. Geographical Coverage; The project will operate in the geographical areas of Mbale, Paliisa, Nakapiripit and Kampala Districts.

The LINKUP project


n Uganda, Link Up aims to reach 275,000 young people with integrated SRHR/HIV information and services through community based intervention and public private partnerships at facility level. Link Up is being implemented by a consortium that comprises of Community Health Alliance Uganda, CYSRA (GYCA), ICW East Africa, Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV (UNYPA), Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) and Population Council. CHAU is delivering services and information within public health facilities and community based outreaches in the 11 Linkup districts through its implementing partners: NTHIC, ICOBI, MUG, UYDEL, MARPI and FLEP. UNYPA is representing ATHENA as an advocacy presentative.


Policy and advocacy is central to our work in Linkup. Linkup Uganda began the process of developing an advocacy strategy with a one day youth dialogue on 16 April 2014 to hear the experiences and needs of young people in accessing integrated SRH and HIV services. Following the youth dialogue, young people also took a lead in an advocacy training, which involved all Linkup partners. Together we revisited strategies to articulate our priority issues and do successful advocacy. UNYPA is working Luweero and Nankasogola districts for the Link Up project.

Strengthening the coordination of support to YPLHIV in Uganda (STOP AIDS



 he mapping exercise is to systematically conduct a situation and needs assessment, policy analysis of the Young Persons Living with HIV/Aids  in the three piloting districts of Iganga, Tororo and Bugiri. This is partnership with ACCORD Uganda

 POZ Transition or Positive Transition PROJECT


s a peer-led services support programme that helps individuals especially young men and women come to terms with an HIV diagnosis; manage  complex treatment regimens and promote adhere; and build critical relationships and social connections. Our groups allow young people living with HIV to meet, talk openly about HIV in a safe and supportive environment, and build lifelong support networks.

 What young people living with HIV want, what young people living with HIV need! In Uganda (ASK Project) 2013-2015 PROJECT


he Access, Services and Knowledge programme has been developed under the Youth Empowerment Alliance and it aims to tackle the issues around the access to services related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. In Uganda, the programme will be housed by the Straight Talk Foundation and will run from 2013-2015. It will run in Gulu, Pader, Kitgum and Amuru districts in Northern Uganda, and Iganga, Jinja, Bugiri and Tororo districts in  Eastern Uganda. The programme will also be run at the national level



he tool Kit is be used by young people especially the young positives, this document will help them acquire more knowledge on how to make decisions in life and also address their needs and concerns as young people living with HIV in Uganda.

Capacity Building for UNYPA (SIDA) PROJECT


  outh-friendly services help Young People living with HIV overcome barriers to health care. Youth friendly services offer:

Youth-Friendly Services PROJECT


  outh-friendly services help Young People living with HIV overcome barriers to health care. Youth friendly services offer:

  • Flexible hours, including weekends and evenings, to lessen conflicts with school or work
  • Walk-in appointments, to encourage youth to use health care services
  • Accessibility—through convenient locations, public transportation, tokens and/or travel vouchers, and transportation assistance for rural youth
  • Intensive case management to assist young people with complex issues, such as disclosure and partner
  • Notification, and to link youth to mental health care, substance abuse treatment, transportation, and housing, as needed
  • Active involvement of young people in all aspects of the program’s planning, operations, and evaluation
  • Culturally competent staff who are sensitive to youth’s culture, issues of gender and HIV status
  • Services appropriate to the clientele—for example, street outreach for homeless youth and tailored support groups for   youth, substance users, and teen parents
  • Culturally appropriate services, designed, planned, staffed, and operated, at least in part, by members of the target population
  • Decoration, materials, and atmosphere that are youthful and welcoming Informational materials appropriate to the language(s) and literacy level(s) of the youth served.

  • The National HIV/AIDS Pediatric conference

    The National HIV/AIDS Pediatric conference is a bi- annual event organized by the Ministry of health, The national council for children and Uganda Pediatric Association in partnership with other partners. It is aimed at creating an Advocacy Forum for the key stakeholders and organizations supporting children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS to address the challenges faced in providing Care.



    outine Viral Load Testing (RVLT) Activist's Advocacy Campaign – Uganda The national Forum of people Living with HIV/AIDS Networks in Uganda (NAFOPHANU) in partnership with Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV/AIDS (UNYPA) and Uganda Harm Reduction Network (UHRN) have planned to implement a four months project on Routine Viral Load Advocacy Campaign in Uganda supported by ITPC/MNSF. The overall goal of this campaign is to ‘’increase access to RVLT for People Living with HIV (PLHIV) on Treatment in Uganda’’. The project focuses on;
  • Raising awareness among HIV health service providers, policy makers and CSOs working to promote access to HIV services on the importance of routine viral load testing (RVLT) services in monitoring HIV treatment among PLHIV on ART in Uganda.
  • Increase access to comprehensive viral load testing services amongst people living with HIV(PLHIV) on Treatment in Uganda through lobbying and advocacy to ensure these services are available for people living with HIV on treatment.

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