USAID/Uganda Family Planning Activity-FPA

By |July 13th, 2021|News, Projects|

Integrated Community Based Initiatives-ICOBI is working as a sub grantee under the USAID/Uganda Family Planning Activity-FPA under Pathfinder international as the Prime. ICOBI is implementing community demand creation as well as creating positive social norms towards modern contraceptive methods in Kiryandongo District in the Albertine region. The goal of USAID/Uganda FPA is to support Government [...]

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

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

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 [...]

ICOBI Lanches Strengthening Community Health Plan For All Project.

By |June 2nd, 2017|News|

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 [...]

Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Project

By |May 24th, 2017|Projects|

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 [...]

ICOBI Hosts Harvard Professor

By |May 8th, 2017|News|

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).

Strengthening Community Health Plan For All

By |April 15th, 2017|Projects|

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 [...]

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

By |September 5th, 2016|News|

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 [...]

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

By |August 31st, 2016|News|

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 [...]

Wakiso & Jinja VSLA Group Leaders visit Sheema & Rukungiri

By |August 18th, 2016|News|

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 [...]

DO ART Study

By |August 2nd, 2016|Projects|

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 [...]