Uganda

In Uganda, where 1.2 million people are HIV positive, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is working to address gaps in care, particularly for adolescents and people at advanced stages of the disease.

In Arua, our HIV programme focuses on children and adolescents and patients with advanced HIV disease or a high viral load, particularly those in treatment failure and in need of third-line regimens. In Kasese district, we provide HIV services for the fishing communities living around lakes George and Edward, facilitating access to testing and simplifying follow-up and drug refills to enable them to continue their work.

Our adolescent clinic in Kasese provides a safe space for teenagers to seek sexual and reproductive healthcare. Our services include contraception, treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, ante- and postnatal care, as well as recreational activities to encourage attendance. We also treat victims of sexual and gender-based violence and provide safe abortion care.

In Arua, our HIV programme focuses on children and adolescents and patients with advanced HIV disease or a high viral load, particularly those in treatment failure and in need of third-line regimens. In Kasese district, we provide HIV services for the fishing communities living around lakes George and Edward, facilitating access to testing and simplifying follow-up and drug refills to enable them to continue their work. Our adolescent clinic in Kasese provides a safe space for teenagers to seek sexual and reproductive healthcare. Our services include contraception, treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, ante- and postnatal care, as well as recreational activities to encourage attendance. We also treat victims of sexual and gender-based violence and provide safe abortion care.

Recreational area of the MSF KAC (Kasese Adolescence Centre)

MSF in Uganda in 2019

The recreational area of the MSF KAC (Kasese Adolescence Centre). Kasese project, April 2019

MSF teams have been working in refugee camps in northern Uganda since 2016 when there was a large influx of South Sudanese refugees. Following the handover of some activities in 2018, we are now focusing on medical and psychological care for victims of sexual and gender-based violence in the Omugo settlement and providing safe abortion care.

Uganda has experienced recurring Ebola and Marburg outbreaks in recent years. After the declaration of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in early August 2018, MSF started supporting the Ugandan national task force to improve Ebola response preparedness. Our teams set up Ebola treatment units in the districts bordering DRC. Only three Ebola cases were confirmed in Uganda in 2019.

 
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