Accomplishments and Awards

By |May 5th, 2016|Resources|

  2001-2004: ICOBI with support from the Ministry of Health, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatrics AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), and AIM and Bushenyi local government implemented a two-year VCT and PMTCT Programme to prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to their children in 15 health units. 2004-2007: Lead Agency in the UGFATM – HIV/AIDS and HIV/AIDS/OVC Round [...]

Mobile Health Clinics

By |May 5th, 2016|Projects|

Renewed emphasis on the primary health care approach and high demand for basic services in rural and hard-to-reach areas has driven the need for alternative methods of basic health service delivery such as Mobile Health Units (MHUs). ICOBI is using an integrated model, including trucks, bicycles or foot travel to nearby communities to deliver the much [...]

Hiv Basic Care Still A Viable And Affordable Care And Support Intervention

By |April 18th, 2016|Success Stories|

Jussy Mujuni a 37 year old widow of Bwegiragye cell, Ward IV, Bushenyi Ishaka Town Council .has four children and a person living with HIV. She tested for HIV in 1992 having had frequent illnesses and at the same time her husband had developed Herpes Zoster. The husband had tested for HIV but had not [...]

Peer Counselling And Support Promotes Improved Quality Of Life Among PLWHAPeer Counselling And Support Promotes Improved Quality Of Life Among PLWHA

By |April 18th, 2016|Success Stories|

Giramatsiko post test club started as a small group of 7 members who had tested for HIV and were HIV infected (they later nicknamed HIV/AIDS “smart”). Faced with this situation they started this group to support each other. They believed that one cannot fully access care and support services with out disclosure, family and community [...]

Door-to-Door Counseling and Testing Restores Hope for HIV-Discordant Couple

By |April 18th, 2016|Success Stories|

“I used to be weak, with frequent fevers, skin rash and I had lost weight” Mawanda Magezi a 42 years old resident of Buccuma village, Kigoma parish- Nyabubare-Bushenyi district, narrates as he recalls how his health conditions used to be before he knew his HIV status. Mawanda is farmer but a retired solider and a [...]

How home HIV testing and counselling with follow-up support achieves high testing coverage and linkage to treatment and prevention: a qualitative analysis from Uganda

By |March 5th, 2016|Publications|

Introduction: The successes of HIV treatment scale-up and the availability of new prevention tools have raised hopes that the epidemic can finally be controlled and ended. Reduction in HIV incidence and control of the epidemic requires high testing rates at population levels, followed by linkage to treatment or prevention. As effective linkage strategies are identified, [...]

SDS Project in Northern Uganda: Advocacy and demand creation for HIV and malaria prevention services among communities.

By |October 6th, 2015|Projects|

Project summary ICOBI is implementing a project aimed at advocating and creating demand for malaria and HIV prevention and treatment services in northern Uganda districts of Lira, Apac, Otuke and Kole. The project is specifically to increase demand and promote social and behavioral change for HIV prevention services (including VMMC, HTC, DREAMS interventions) among the [...]

Household-Based HIV Counseling and Testing as a Platform for Referral to HIV Care and Medical Male Circumcision in Uganda: A Pilot Evaluation

By |December 13th, 2012|Publications|

Background: Combination HIV prevention initiatives incorporate evidence-based, biomedical and behavioral interventions appropriate and acceptable to specific populations, aiming to significantly reduce population-level HIV incidence. Knowledge of HIV serostatus is key to linkages to HIV care and prevention. Household-based HIV counseling and testing (HBCT) can achieve high HIV testing rates. We evaluated HBCT as a platform [...]

Effect of home-based HIV counselling and testing on stigma and risky sexual behaviours: serial cross-sectional studies in Uganda

By |July 5th, 2012|Publications|

Background: A large, district-wide, home-based HIV counselling and testing (HBHCT) programme was implemented in Bushenyi district of Uganda from 2004 to 2007. This programme provided free HBHCT services to all consenting adults of Bushenyi district and had a very high uptake and acceptability. We measured population-level changes in knowledge of HIV status, stigma and HIV-risk [...]

Community Pathways to Family Planning (CP2FP) Project

By |May 5th, 2011|Projects|

Integrated Community Based Initiatives-ICOBI started to implement the Community Pathways to Family Planning Project in February, 2013. ICOBI received support from Mariestopes Uganda to conduct community mobilization activities for Long-term and permanent methods. ICOBI works through the VHT network in both Districts with very close collaboration with the District Health Officers of the respective Districts. [...]