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JSI successfully implemented the Uganda AIDS/HIV Integrated Model District Programme for the U.S. Agency for International Development from 2001 to 2006. Further information about Uganda AIM activities can be obtained from jsinfo@jsi.com

SCOPE

Greetings and welcome to SCOPE, the official newsletter of the AIM Programme. SCOPE is released on a quarterly basis, and contains news and information regarding the AIM programme. It is our intention to keep our partners informed about all of our activities as the programme develops. Your suggestions, comments and input will ensure that this information is relevant to those who receive it.

The AIM quarterly publication SCOPE continues to reach an audience of about 3,000 readers, including district personnel, grantees, and national partners.

Click on the links below to view pdf versions of SCOPE. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print these documents. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you may download it for free from www.adobe.com.

Please note that the pages are laid out in bulletin format and are not in numerical order.

Volume 1, October 2001
Volume 2, December 2001
Volume 3, March 2002
Volume 4, July 2002
Volume 5, February 2003
Volume 6, September 2003
Volume 7, June 2004

Programme Documents

AIDS/HIV Integrated Model District Programme Final Report (2001-2006)
Download the final report (PDF, 1858 KB)

HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) Toolkit for Coordinators and Supervisors
Download the toolkit (PDF, 1858 KB)

Training Manual for the Management of Opportunistic Infections in HIV/AIDS for Operational Level Health Workers
Download the manual (PDF, 878 KB)

Implementation of TB/HIV Collaborative Activities at District Level: An Orientation Manual for Health Workers
Download the manual (PDF, 320 KB)

Facilitator's Manual for Training District Health Workers in Tuberculosis
Download the manual (PDF, 1198 KB)

Tuberculosis Case Management Desk Aide
Download the manual (PDF, 151 KB)

National Treatment Guidelines for Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Uganda
Download the manual (PDF, 174 KB)

Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment Guidelines for Use by Operational Level Health Workers in Uganda
Download the manual (PDF, 659 KB)

Sexually Transmitted Infections Training Manual for Trainers of Operational Level Health Workers in Uganda
Download the manual (PDF, 772 KB)

Integrated Care for Orphans and other Vulnerable Children: A Toolkit for Community Service Providers
Download the manual (PDF, 2133 KB)

Integrated Care for Orphans and other Vulnerable Children: A Training Manual for Community Service Providers
Download the manual (PDF, 2342 KB)

Report on Pre-test of VCT Toolkit
This report presents the findings from pre-test of the Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) Toolkit developed by the AIM Programme. The pre-test methodology was designed with technical assistance from World Education, Inc. and conducted for AIM by Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU). The Toolkit was pre-tested using focus group discussions, in-depth interviews among VCT providers and managers, and a combined review of user logs and self-administered questionnaires from district VCT personnel. Based on the results of this pre-test, the Toolkit was revised and expanded to become the HIV counselling and testing (HCT) toolkit. The HCT Toolkit was launched by the Ministry of Health at a national dissemination workshop in September 2005.

Download the report (PDF, 169 KB)

AIM Brochure
Revised in 2003 to reflect changes made to the AIM program, the brochure provides relevant information about AIM, and is updated from time to time to reflect current programming and achievements.

Download the brochure (PDF, 312 KB)

AIM Annual Reports

Download Programme Year One Annual Report (PDF, 512 KB)

Download Programme Year Two Annual Report (PDF, 1285 KB)

Download Programme Year Three Annual Report (PDF, 307 KB)

AIM Programme Information Sheet

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Uganda has made significant progress in combating its AIDS epidemic, although numerous challenges remain. HIV and TB services are not uniformly available, and their quality and regularity is affected by gaps in infrastructure, human resources and funding. Services that are available are often clustered in towns with few outreach and referral mechanisms in place.

Through the AIM Programme, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., in partnership with World Education, is promoting the expansion of critical HIV/AIDS and TB services for communities and families in 16 districts in Uganda.

The AIM Programme features:

  • capacity building of service providers, managers and key institutions;
  • support to districts to improve planning, coordination, and monitoring and evaluation;
  • linkages with other disease interventions like malaria, STI, and tuberculosis;
  • support for network models that link people to HIV/AIDS services;
  • development of referral networks that integrate HIV/AIDS services;
  • targeted service delivery grants to the public sector and civil society;
  • quality assurance initiatives to improve quality of clinical and community services;
  • funding for equipment and infrastructure improvements.

UPDATE: March 2005

Beginning in January, 2004 AIM became an implementing partner of the President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) which targets 15 countries for achieving a major impact in prevention, treatment, and care and support services.

AIM contributes to the Uganda Country Operational Plan under PEPFAR in the area of care and support, although significant activities in prevention remain. AIM supports the greater involvement of people living with HIV and AIDS, and provides strong program support to the growing number of networks of people living with HIV and AIDS at sub-district level

To strengthen the delivery of much-needed services, AIM conducted a targeted solicitation of proposals in the 16 districts in conjunction with district authorities. Through an intensive process of grants review and modification a large number of public sector and civil society organizations have received grant funding from AIM, including 43 faith-based organizations. Grantees also benefit from technical assistance, training and other support from AIM staff on a regular basis.

RESULTS

Key Achievements include:

  • Since October, 2003, over 17,000 persons have received training in HIV/AIDS and TB clinical and laboratory services, management, psychosocial support, and other key areas;
  • Support for 69 PMTCT sites, over 320 facilities offering TB and OI treatment, and 98 sites that deliver full VCT services;
  • Support for equipment, training, refurbishment and supervision in 87 laboratories;
  • Award of 300 grants totaling 10.34 million dollars to support district and national level organizations delivering prevention, care and support services;
  • Since October, 2004 over 38,000 PMTCT clients, 70,000 VCT clients and 25,000 OVC have been served by AIM-supported grantees.

The Resource Centre

In collaboration with the Uganda Programme for Human and Holistic Development (UPHOLD), AIM has developed Resource Centers that meet the information needs of a variety of clients, including AIM staff, staff from other projects, students, researchers, government officials, health care workers, district partners and the general public.

Four fully functional resource centers, one based at headquarters (Kampala) and three housed in the AIM regional offices of Lira, Soroti and Bushenyi, have been established. Each has internet access, which contributes to greater use of information resources.

Users at the H/Q Resource Center (Kampala)

Users at the H/Q Resource Center (Kampala)

The centers provide access to both hard and soft copy reference materials on HIV/AIDS, interventions, studies, NGO management and sector specific resources. A variety of information materials including books, newspapers, brochures, newsletters, video tapes, CD-ROM, reports, studies and other documents are available at all the centers. Simple materials in local languages form part of the regional resource centers holdings to cater for community members with low levels of literacy. Within the broad areas of prevention, care and support for HIV/AIDS and treatment, resource centers have information on: voluntary counseling and testing; prevention of mother to child transmission; opportunistic infections; sexually transmitted infections; abstinence, faithfulness and condoms; antiretroviral therapy; laboratory services; public and community health; family planning and reproductive health; HIV/AIDS and children; HIV/AIDS and youth; HIV/AIDS and conflict in Uganda; malaria; tuberculosis; and primary, secondary and tertiary education. In addition, information is available on disease epidemiology, research, policies, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, district profiles, training, advocacy, women, logistics and best practices. Access to online journals and electronic databases, such as HINARI and PERI, further enhance the resource base.

All registered users of the centers enjoy the following services: reading space, borrowing of materials, regular video shows, free access to the internet, regular information exhibitions, and information searches on request. AIM resource centers collaborate with 43 other resource centers in the country to share and exchange information free of charge.

For any enquiry, please Contact Us.


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