PROJECT TITTLE: STRENGTHEN HIV/AIDS PREVENTION, EDUCATION AND ADDRESSING HIV/AID IMPACT
IN RURAL YOUTH, WOMEN AND ORPHANS AND HOME BASED CARE
PROJECT PERIOD: TWO YEARS 2013 – 2014
IMPLEMENTING AGENCY: ORPE HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATES
Amount US: $
HEALTH SUPPORT CARE
ORPE HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATES
2800 Westchester Ave,
Ellicott City, MD 21043
POC: Edward T Moises /Executive Director
DATE OF SUBMISSION:
This proposal seeks a total of $73,715 an equivalent of UGX 191.659,000=(Uganda shillings) to strengthen HIV/AIDS prevention, education and impact mitigation in rural youths, women and orphans of three Districts in Uganda namely; Kamuli, Mukono and Buikwe.
The project will run for two year in two different phases beginning 2013 – 2014 this project is built upon the current HIV/AIDS, STDs and Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) situation and needs of HIV/AIDS orphaned children through lessons learnt while implementing activities in the past 15 (fifteen) years.
13 support staff and 40 peer educators/volunteers. 50-trained First Aiders will be involves in the implementation of this project. The project staff includes one Programme Officer Project accountant. Project Secretary, Project Coordinator and clinical staff in the Districts.
The Project Executive director will ensure the smooth implementation of the project as per the project document 2013 – 2014 while directory supervising the implementation of the project. The Executive director will work closely with the local authorities in the beneficiary community responsible for HIV/AIDS prevention.
In Uganda HIV/transmission is mainly through hereto sexual intercourse and Mother to child transmission (EMTCT). AIDS in Uganda has yielded effect to all members of the community ranging from the smallest setting namely – the family.
Directly or indirectly. The age distribution of those mainly infected, show a high percentage of 80% between the ages of 16 – 40 years. AIDS has posed a great catastrophe to the country’s economic and social structures.
This proposal is built to target the young people especially those in the areas aged between 10 – 24 in school youth and 15 – 35 out of school youth, the parents, guardians and caregivers and child bearing women in family planning (reproductive services) not forgetting elders.
In Uganda, young people from the largest percentage at 68.9% of the total population below 25 year. By the age of 15.30% of the young women have had at least a sexual intercourse and by the age of 18.56% have married. Teenage pregnancy and child birth often lead to school dropouts and unsafe abortions. Records from Mulago hospital indicate that over 50% of the unsafe abortions occur among adolescents. As a consequence, there is high maternal and infant mortality rate and morbidity in these 2 age groups. And hence need to encourage family planning majorly elders are responsible to keep orphans.