The IDI Health System Strengthening programme formerly known as Outreach is committed to increase access to quality and comprehensive health services for HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases.
Significant effort is directed towards strengthening strategic information, supply chain management systems and laboratory services, as well as improving human resource capacity through mentorship, onsite support and infrastructural modifications.
Throughout 2019, the programme has focused on different populations with the aim of providing care to the people in communities. These include refugees as well as key populations like sex workers. The achievements are listed in the table below.
The programme provides comprehensive HIV care to nearly one in three PLHIV in Uganda. It supports operational research interventions using the district-wide health systems strengthening approach. Programme activities are implemented in 21 districts, including Kampala, Wakiso, Hoima, Buliisa, Kiryandongo, Kakumiro, Arua, Maracha, Zombo, Adjumani, Moyo, Yumbe, Koboko. HSS works with over 70 subgrantees ranging from commun
The Health Systems Strengthening programme works in all supported regions with key proven interventions towards epidemic control, including Assisted Partner Notification, HIV self-testing, and recency testing among others. Several strategies were created to support clients in HIV care with viral suppression greater than 95%. To achieve epidemic control, the programme continues to focus on groups such as men, young people, refugees and all those involved in cross border movements whose risk is elevated.