Uganda’s Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development (MGLSD) oversees programs that support orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). To this end, the ministry, with support from USAID and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a vulnerability index (VI) tool to measure the vulnerability of OVC and their households.
MEASURE Evaluation conducted an assessment of the VI tool to determine its usefulness, feasibility, and the quality of the data it generates, and made recommendations for improvements. Our work now is focused on:
- Meeting with the relevant technical working group (TWG) to gain consensus on information needs of the MGLSD and how the VI will collect data to meet those needs;
- Determining what “vulnerable” means so that the tool is appropriately designed to meet the national program needs;
- Revising the VI and creating materials to support implementation of the revised tool – this includes a user guide, training manual, and the training of trainers to use the manual.
Uganda Vulnerability Index Assessment Results
Timeliness of Malaria Treatment in Children Under Five Years of Age in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Multicountry Analysis of National Household Survey Data
Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts Uganda, 2013-2014
The Effect of Women's Property Rights on HIV: A Search for Quantitative Evidence
Directory of Women’s Property and Inheritance Rights Organizations and Services
Protecting the Land and Inheritance Rights of HIV-Affected Women in Kenya and Uganda: A Compendium of Current Programmatic and Monitoring and Evaluation Approaches
Pain Among HIV Outpatients Attending HIV Care and Support Facilities in Two East African Countries
The Costs of HIV Treatment, Care, and Support Services in Uganda
Can Mobile Phone Text Messaging Increase Uptake of Family Planning Services in Uganda?
Availability of essential drugs for managing HIV-related pain and symptoms within 120 PEPFAR-funded health facilities in East Africa: A cross-sectional survey with onsite verification
'My Dreams are Shuttered Down and It Hurts Lots’– A Qualitative Study of Palliative Care Needs and Their Management by HIV Outpatient Services in Kenya and Uganda
Effect of injectable contraceptive use on response to antiretroviral therapy among women in Rakai, Uganda