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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

Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Project

ICOBI is currently implementing the Sexual Reproductive health and Rights program in South Western Uganda in districts of Ntungamo and Mbarara under Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU). The program is a five year and aims at contributing to improved sexual and reproductive health in Uganda through increasing access and use of quality, inclusive and integrated [...]

By |May 24th, 2017|Projects|1 Comment

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

Strengthening Community Health Plan For All

ICOBI with support from UPHSP funded by USAID is implementing a community mobilization activity for CHI in 4 districts of Uganda. The four target districts are Sheema and Rukungiri in Western Uganda and Jinja and Wakiso in central and Eastern Uganda. The overall goal of this proposed project is to contribute to the increased access [...]

By |April 15th, 2017|Projects|0 Comments

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

DO ART Study

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has tremendous potential to prevent HIV-associated morbidity, mortality and transmission.1,2 With reliable ART supply and monitoring, the life expectancy of HIV-positive persons in southern Africa is comparable to that of HIV-negative persons.2 However, HIV-associated mortality continues to be high among HIV-positive persons not diagnosed and not engaged in care. Of the 35 [...]

By |August 2nd, 2016|Projects|1 Comment

Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth (SOCY)– Central and Western Uganda

Project summary: ICOBI is implementing a household-based response to empower vulnerable children, youths and their caregivers to reduce their vulnerability and improve their wellbeing. The project is implemented in the Southwestern districts of Bushenyi, Rukungiri, Kiruhura, Kabale and Isingiro. The project targets to reach a total of 150453 direct beneficiaries (including vulnerable children and their [...]

By |July 6th, 2016|Projects|0 Comments