Project Name: DREAMS Initiative and HIV Prevention Support to the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces.
Funder: US Department of Defence (USDOD)
Project Duration: October 2016 to September 2020
PACE in collaboration with the UPDF Directorate of HIV and AIDS, the Medical Services and Education Chieftaincies, Medical Logistics and Social Welfare Directorates, the Spouses’ Desk in the Political Commiserate of the UPDF, district local governments, community-based organizations (CBOs) have been implementing a 4 year DREAMS Initiative and HIV/AIDS Prevention Support Program to the Ugandan People’s Defense Forces and Adolescent Girl and Young Women (AGYW).
The HIV epidemic impacts the UPDF’s ability to carry out its constitutional mandate by affecting its professionalization process and combat readiness as well as requiring a high cost of care to the infected and their families and a high replacement costs for the dead. And yet again, in communities where UPDF bases operate, Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) are also at particular risk of HIV infection. The project therefore, aimed at Reducing the number of new HIV infections and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among members of the UPDF, their families, and the civilian communities surrounding military bases by September 202 and Reducing HIV incidence among AGYW by 40%.
Project Coverage: 28 Military bases across the country in the distriscts of Kampala, Wakiso,Luwero, Nakaseke, Nakasongola, Masindi, Arua, Gulu, Pader, Lira, Moroto, Kotido, Nakapiripirit, Mbale, Tororo, Mayuge, Jinja, Masaka,Mbarara, Ibanda, Kanungu, Kasese, Kabarole, Bundibugyo and Mubende.
Target group: Ugandan Military and their dependants; Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) aged between 10-24 years. Read More