FXB’s OVC operations in Uganda started in 1990 in Semuto, Luweero District by then, supporting families taking care of OVC, HIV/AIDS prevention and working with communities to rebuild / renovate schools and health institutions ravaged by the 1980 civil strife. Overtime, its operations expanded to cover three other districts; Kampala, Wakiso and Kyenjojo. FXB Uganda Program also manages satellite OVC rights based programmes with Bantwana Initiative in Kabarole and Kasese districts through capacity building for local community CBO. FXB operations in Uganda are coordinated from an office located in Nasana police.
MEETING POINT INTERNATIONAL (MPI)
Meeting Point International (KIR) is a Non-Governmental Organization fully registered in 2003. Its main office is located in Kitintale, Mutungo, and Old Port Bell Road, Kampala. With assistance from a team of full time social workers and some volunteers, Ms Rose Busingye, a qualified nurse coordinates all the activities of organization. The organization operates in four slums situated in the areas of Naguru, Kireka, Namuwongo and Nsambya near Kampala City. Many people living in these slum areas are infected with HIV/AIDS and live in absolute poverty. The Kireka slum is commonly known as Acholi Quarters because majority of the residents are from the Acholi ethnic group of northern Uganda who were displaced by the civil war in their homeland. Meeting point has become known for its unique approach to HIV/AIDS which places a person’s value as being of greater importance than any of his/ her circumstances.
FRANCIS HEALTH CARE SERVICES (SFH)
St. Francis Health Care Services is a non-governmental organization accredited to the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau through Lugazi Catholic Diocese since 2003. It was established in 1998 to respond to the challenges of HIV/AIDS epidemic through sensitization and awareness about HIV/AIDS, provision of psycho-social, medical and spiritual support to both infected and affected families. St. Francis operates in the districts of Buikwe, Kayunga, Jinja and Soroti.
The organization mainly targets people in the peri -urban communities.
Vision: Contribute efforts towards a world free of HIV infection.
Mission Statement: To prevent the further spread of HIV and mitigate personal, community impact of AIDS through provision of quality medical care, counseling and education to the infected and the affected; improve access to HIV treatment, care and support; and lessen the impact of HIV and AIDS, particularly among the most vulnerable and marginalized.
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