PREVENTION OF MOTHER TO CHILD TRANSMSSION OF HIV (PMTCT) PROJECT

THETA as a champion in community based eMTCT, implemented a project in 10 districts of Lira, Alebtong, Otuke, Oyam, Ngora, Bukedea, Tororo, Butaleja and Rakia. The program funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was implemented through the district local government structures. The project goal was to increase uptake of Uganda national PMTCT program through building community-based models that can be replicated nation wide.

The aim was to increase the knowledge of PMTCT at community level among sexually active population through home to home teaching and small groups community dialogues, strengthen community-facility referral networks for increased access to ARV prophylaxis by HIV positive pregnant women and their exposed babies and promote access to early infant diagnosis of HIV among HIV exposed babies.
THETA also partnered with Mildmay Uganda to train health workers in family support group concepts for uptake of option Bplus in nine Mildmay supported districts of central Uganda. As a result 210,896 people were reached with PMTCT messages of which 62.5 % people reached were of the target group of Pregnant and lactating mothers. 85.7% of the mothers were reached with their partners and 14,244 of the mothers were HIV positive mothers.

Also during the period 274,425 people were referred to health facilities for various PMTCT services. Among people referred were 89,350 (32.6%) pregnant and lactating women, 6,019 (16.7%) male partners. The rest were males and youths. Of the women referred 54,652 were pregnant and 34,698 lactating. A total of 73,356 women (44,469 pregnant and 28,887 lactating) were followed up in the community for various services. Of those followed up, 10,004 (13.6%) women were known HIV positive mothers to support adherence to treatment and EID. Pregnant and lactating women were also followed up to identify the services they received at health facilities and for any appropriate referral to health facilities.

Current Projects

These are our current projects being implemented by THETA Uganda

Strengthening Of Community Systems To Eliminate Loss To Follow Up In EMTCT In Oyam District In Uganda.

Sep. 15th 21

THETA Under IMR Programme delivers services that include: integrated biomedical, traditional and complementary model clinic, clinical research for efficacy and safety of local herbal medicines, applied research on use of traditional and alternative therapies and dissemination of traditional medicine research....

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Local Capacity Initiative (LCI) Project

Sep. 15th 21

THETA Under TCD Programme has worked hard to establish an institute for indigenous health sciences, delivery of accredited short and long term training courses, technical assistance to district based traditional medicine programmes and documentation of indigenous traditional medicine knowledge...

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Orphans And Vulnerable Children Project Improving The Access Of OVC To Education Project

Sep. 15th 21

The THETA Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program is implemented under the Community Health Systems Strengthening (CHSS) department. The programs implemented focus on; Prevention of significant infectious diseases (HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria), Maternal new-born and Child health services, and non-communicable disease prevention and management services.

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Local Non-Governmental Partnerships for sustained country leadership in Uganda under PEPFAR/CDC (Local Capacity Initiative Project).

Sep. 15th 21

This project focuses on building Advocacy Capacity for Civil Society Organizations to increase access to HIV and AIDS services by Most at Risk populations.The LCI Project is implemented by THETA-Uganda (as a lead partner) in collaboration with MNL and AGHA Uganda since 1st April 2015.The project is funded by PEPFAR through supported through Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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MTCT Project to strengthen Community Systems to Eliminate Loss to Follow-up in eMTCT in Oyam District

Sep. 15th 21

ViiV Health Care through PACF awarded THETA –Uganda a three year grant (2016-2019) titled “Strengthening of community systems to eliminate loss to follow up in eMTCT” in short referred to as CSS-eMTCT. The project is being implemented in Oyam district in partnership with Oyam District Local Government Health Department.

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OVC support project to reducing the Vulnerability to HIV and AIDS

Sep. 15th 21

OVC supports projects to reduce the Vulnerability to HIV and AIDS through improving access to Education, Health and Psychological orphans and vulnerable children in Kaboowa slum community, Kampala City and Kaliro District with support by SIDECOLE.

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Better Outcomes For Children And Youth Project In Northern Uganda

Sep. 15th 21

covering Districts of Lira, Kole and Dokolo under Bantwana World Education with support USAID. Better Outcomes for Children and Youths (BOCY) in Northern and Eastern Region was awarded by USAID in 2015 to a consortium of partners lead by Bantwana World Education Initiative The project targets households with Orphans vulnerable Children and Youths.

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Ghetto Community Based Health Initiative targeting vulnerable community members in slums of Kampala Capital City Authority.

Sep. 15th 21

The initiative aims at securing the Health of Ghetto Communities through; promoting Healthier Livelihoods, advancing Health and Safety living, strengthening Community structures to advocate for Health Rights, promoting partnerships of “COMMUNITIES-PRIVATE SECTOR- CSO” to address the Health Challenges by offering Integrated Community Health Outreach Services (NCD, HIV, and MNCH Screening and Referral Services)

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Non-Communicable Diseases Health Initiative targeting Iganga Districts

Sep. 15th 21

Cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers and chronic respiratory diseases are the major NCDs that have been affecting people's health in Uganda and the world over. The prevalence of NCDs is closely linked to socio-economic conditions, ecological environment, culture, customs, life style. There is a general lack of awareness of NCDs and their risk factors, many more people are sick or dying silently in their communities than those who report to health facilities. Screening for early detection and treatment prevents unnecessary death and complications

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