USAID’s Orphans and Vulnerable Children Inter-regional Activity is a five-year activity to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in selected districts of Uganda. The activity is made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is implemented by the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
The project aims to support the Government of Uganda’s multi-sector strategies and priorities for HIV mitigation and prevention, with an emphasis on minimizing the negative impacts of HIV on OVC and AGYW, addressing social, behavioral, and structural drivers of HIV, and improving access to comprehensive sexual reproductive health (SRH) services to prevent new infections.
Where We Work
The project will be implemented in 11 Districts across the 3 regions.
- Central region (1): Wakiso District
- West Nile region (4): Arua, Madi-Okolo, Nebbi, Pakwach
- West central region (6): Kibaale, Kagadi, Kikuube, Hoima, Masindi, Kiryandongo
The USAID OVC Inter-regional Activity will:
- Strengthen and sustain identification, retention, and viral suppression of children and adolescents with HIV, along with their caregivers;
- Improve health, and prospects, and promote the reduced risk of violence and HIV for highly vulnerable adolescents
- Strengthen prevention and response of community-based systems to violence against children and youth.
- Orphans and other Vulnerable Children and caregivers are healthy and economically empowered;
- Children and youth are educated, resilient and practice positive behavior;
- Community-based systems effective in combating and responding to violence against children and youth