HIWA Project, Scaling up access to HIV/Health services among uniformed personnel, plus the general public in Kotido and Moroto districts

The HIV/Health Initiatives in Workplaces Activity (HIWA), is a USAID funded project designed to reduce the incidence of HIV and other communicable diseases among members of the Uganda Police force, Private security guards, Uganda wild life authority staff and communities in the conservation areas. The project also reaches out to staff in selected hotels and the general population in Kotido and Moroto districts. The Project is implemented by World Vision Uganda.

It seeks to improve the quality of life among the target population through increased access and use of comprehensive HIV and other health services by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) staff and communities in conservation areas: Queen Elizabeth Conservation Area; Murchison Falls Conservation Area; and Mt. Elgon Conservation Areas.

The project's objectives include supporting the Uganda wild life authority to develop workplace HIV policy and programs, addressing workplace HIV-related stigma and discrimination as well as deliberate creation of demand for quality health services. This through increased functional literacy and improved health seeking behavior.

Emphasis is placed on the support for delivery of high quality HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment, maternal, neonatal, child health, family planning, nutrition, TB diagnosis and management services, laboratory and health systems support.

Below are photos of some of the out-reach activities the project is conducting across the country.