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Expanding HIV testing and linkage to care in southwestern Uganda with community health extension workers

Stephen Asiimwe, Jennifer M. Ross, Anthony Arinaitwe, Obed Tumusiime, Bosco Turyamureeba, D. Allen Roberts, Gabrielle O'Malley, Ruanne V. Barnabas   Abstract Introduction: Achieving the UNAIDS goals of 90–90-90 will require more than doubling the number of people accessing HIV care in Uganda. Community-based programmes for entry into HIV care are effective strategies to expand access [...]

By |July 22nd, 2017|News, Publications|0 Comments

ICOBI Lanches Strengthening Community Health Plan For All Project.

The June 2nd, 2016 launch was targeting district level and community leaders in the four target Districts. District community development leaders, religious leaders, business stakeholders, Managers and Chairpersons of key SACCOs,SILC group leaders, volunteers, local council representatives were all invited to attend this meeting. The launch attracted representatives from all target districts and with majority from Sheema [...]

By |June 2nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

ICOBI Hosts Harvard Professor

We are privileged to host Prof Norma Ware from the Havard Medical School, Boston USA to boost the qualitative aspects of the Delivery Optimization for Anti Retroviral Therapy study project (DoART).

By |May 8th, 2017|News|1 Comment

Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) to Conduct HIV Testing & Counselling in Sheema & near by Parishes

Having completed their training today (5th September, 2016) at the ICOBI Offices in Kabwohe, Sheema, Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) have been commissioned and are to begin Conducting HIV Testing & Counselling (HTC)in 32 parishes of Sheema & near by Parishes. 65 in number, the CHEWs received skills of conducting HTC, kits,gloves, biohazard bags, lancets [...]

By |September 5th, 2016|News|0 Comments

ICOBI Emerges as 2nd Runner Up in the Uganda HIV/AIDS Leadership Awards 2016 Under the “National NGO” Category

Each year, the Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC) together with HIV&AIDS Implementing partners, AIDS Development Partners (ADPs), Civil Society, People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and Ministries, Departments and Agencies celebrate and honor the contribution made by individuals and organizations for their outstanding commitment & support to the HIV/AIDS response in Uganda. The public was invited to [...]

By |August 31st, 2016|News|1 Comment

Wakiso & Jinja VSLA Group Leaders visit Sheema & Rukungiri

ICOBI under the Community Health Plan for All Project, organized a field exchange visit from August 11th – 13th, 2016 in the districts of Sheema and Rukungiri. The 38 visitors were Financial Savings group leaders from Jinja and Wakiso districts as well as some community stakeholders and community volunteers/facilitators. One of the goals of the [...]

By |August 18th, 2016|News|0 Comments