ABOUT US

National Community of Women Living with HIV and AIDS in Uganda [NACWOLA] –Kasese District Branch is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) established in 2001 by HIV positive women from Kasese – Uganda, who had realized the need to set up a support group that would unite and empower women living with HIV and their families to challenge stigma and discrimination, low household income, and access and adherence to drugs.

OUR PROGRAMMES

At National Community of Women Living with HIV and AIDS (NACWOLA), we have a variety of programmes that improve the livelihoods of households infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Health Care

We value the right to health including HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support

Sustainable Livelihood

This program seeks to increase household incomes, mitigate the socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS, and economically empower household production

ADVOCACY

Through this programme, we initiate and actively participate in health policy formulation, monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of health laws and policies.

OBJECTIVES

To unite all women living with HIV/AIDS in Kasese

To advocate for the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS and their families

To offer psychosocial and peer support to people living with HIV/AIDS

To fight stigma and discrimination of HIV positive people and their families.

To contribute to the prevention of further spread of HIV/AIDS in this community.

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

National Community of Women Living with HIV and AIDS (NACWOLA) Kasese has registered a number of successes which include:

VSLA training

860 households have been trained in village savings and loan associations (VSLA) management for economic independence.

Memory Book & Succession Planning

785 People Living With HIV/AIDS, 20 local community leaders, 5 Orphans & Vulnerable Children and 50 men were trained in Memory Book and Succession Planning

SENSITIZATION

450,000 people have been reached on issues of adherence, counselling, different health services and health providers for increased access.

COUNSELLING

440 Community Counselling Guides (CCGs) have been trained to provide on-going community-based counselling for social therapy, including paediatric counselling

WOMEN DRAMA GROUPS

12 groups were formed to disseminate HIV/AIDS/TB/Malaria and other OI care, management and preventive messages and for uniting women living with HIV/AIDS

THEATRE FOR DEVELOPMENT

20 child facilitators trained in Theatre For Development with children and adolescents for improved Adolescents’ Sexual Reproductive Health

ACCESS TO HEALTH

680 Children Living with HIV/AIDS are supported to access ARVs and treatment at hospitals, and also food supplements to help them improve their nutrition status

SEX WORKERS

313 female sex workers, have been reached with safe sex practice messages, condoms, training them in entrepreneur skills

PREGNANCY THERAPY

3,235 pregnant mothers counselled and supported to access health services

450000

PEOPLE SENSITIZED

860

HOUSEHOLDS TRAINED

3235

PREGNANT MOTHERS COUNSELLED

633600

PEOPLE REFERRED TO HEALTH SERVICES

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