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UNFINISHED BUSINESS Project Participant

Mildmay Uganda is implementing the UNFINISHED BUSINESS project aimed at increasing enrolment of children and adolescents in 6 districts (Wakiso, Luweero, Masaka, Mpigi, Mityana, Mubende) in 25 health facilities. The two and half year project identifies HIV positive children and adolescents and links them into HIV care. We partner with health workers within the health facilities, adolescent peer educators, Community Based Organisation (CBOs), Private Not For Profit (PNFPs), Private For Profit (PFPs) and all other stakeholders.

Why the “UNFINISHED BUSINESS” Project? Increase enrollment and retention of undiagnosed children and adolescents into care, treatment services and Provide nondiscriminatory care to HIV positive children and adolescents.

Reach: Children 0-14 years & Adolescents 15-19yrs

Objectives:

Improve earlier diagnosis of children and adolescents with HIV by increasing testing, screening, case finding and linkages to treatment and support; and Increase access to quality HIV treatment for children and adolescents

UNFINISHED BUSINESS Participants pose with Mildmay Uganda Personnel

Currently the project is being implemented in 25 health facilities of Kiira HC III, Nabweru HC II,  Nsangi HC III, Kajjansi HC III, Namayumba HC IV, Ndejje HC IV, Kasangati HC IV, Wakiso HC IV, Kisubi Hospital, Saidina Abubakar Islamic Hospital, Entebbe Hospital, Bombo Military Hospital, Kasaala St. Mary HC III, Bishop Asili Ceaser HC IV, St. Luke Namaliga HC III, Luwero HC IV, Masaka RRH, Kiyumba HC IV , Kiganda HC IV, Kasambya HC III, Mubende RRH, Mityana Hospital, Mpigi HC IV, Nkozi Hospital and Buwama HC III

The project provides identification, screening, HIV testing, linkage, enrolment into care, provision of HIV services and retention of children and adolescents into care at the above sites. These are achieved through: Know Your Child status campaigns (KYCs), HIV testing, mentorships, care giver meetings, mapping of children of index clients for HIV testing, linkage and follow up of HIV infants from EID, adolescent HIV clinics, phone follow up for retention  and home visits.