Uganda

In Uganda, MEASURE Evaluation develops, adapts, and applies methods, tools, and approaches to address health information challenges and gaps and works with local partners to increase the capacity for rigorous evaluation.

Uganda has a long history of successful HIV prevention. In 1990–1992, at the peak of the epidemic in Uganda, HIV prevalence among women attending urban antenatal clinics ranged from 20%–30%; prevalence is now under 6 percent. However, the burden of HIV is still high. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) estimates that 1.5 million people in Uganda are living with HIV, including nearly 100,000 children under age 14.

There are an estimated 660,000 orphans ages 0–17 due to AIDS. Increased efforts are required to reach 90-90-90 goals[1] and end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat. Efforts are underway to reach the most at-risk populations, including men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers, and orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).

In Uganda, MEASURE Evaluation develops, adapts, and applies methods, tools, and approaches to address health information challenges and gaps and works with local partners to increase the capacity for rigorous evaluation.

MEASURE Evaluation’s focus in Uganda is to:

  • Work with the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development (MGLSD) to assess and revise the vulnerability index tool, used to measure the vulnerability of OVC and their households
  • Develop materials to support the implementation of the vulnerability index and provide training to the users
  • Evaluate changes in program beneficiary outcomes for select indicators related to household economic strengthening, assess the strengths and weaknesses, and examine implications of potential implementation changes to a USAID-funded OVC program, while increasing the capacity of local staff to analyze and communicate data in a way that will support the use of evaluation information
  • Increase district-level capacity to identify persons infected with HIV who are not linked to care and facilitate this linkage and measure HIV prevention and treatment cascades in order to inform national and district plans, priorities, and polices for making progress to the 90-90-90 targets
  • Develop tools and build capacity for policy makers to use data for decision making

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“If my husband leaves me, I will go home and suffer, so better to cling to him and hide this thing”: The influence of gender on Option B_ prevention of mother-to-child transmission participation in Malawi and Uganda

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[1] By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status. By 2020, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy. By 2020, 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression. See http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2017/90-90-90

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