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Overview of HIV/AIDS response in Wakiso District. By Dr Patrick Michael Oine DVO/DFP HIV/AIDS. District Back ground. one of the youngest districts, created in November 2000 Comprises 2 counties, 14 sub counties, 2 town councils and 1 Municipal council

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Overview of hiv aids response in wakiso district

Overview of HIV/AIDS response in Wakiso District

By

Dr Patrick Michael Oine

DVO/DFP HIV/AIDS


District back ground
District Back ground

  • one of the youngest districts, created in November 2000

  • Comprises 2 counties, 14 sub counties, 2 town councils and 1 Municipal council

  • Population, slightly above one million people distributed in a unique periurban- rural mix.

  • Found in the central region, surrounds the capital city of Kampala, shares borders with five district and lake Victoria.

  • Entebbe International Airport, the gateway to Uganda is found in Wakiso.

  • Agriculture, Civil service, private sector, commerce and industry offers occupation to the majority of the population.


Hiv aids situation and impact in the district
HIV/AIDS situation and impactin the district

  • Actual prevalence rates not available, but estimated to be between 6-30% depending on location.

  • on average 500 AIDS cases pm (HMIS)

  • HIV/AIDS awareness very High above 80% (District Planning unit survey 2003, LQAS survey NOV 2003)

  • 16% of deaths reported are due to AIDS (District planning unit survey 2003)

  • 63% of children out of school and 41% of those in schools are orphans.(District Planning unit survey 2003)


District hiv aids response
District HIV/AIDS Response

  • The integrated multi-sectoral approach to HIV/AIDS prevention in Wakiso was launched with the support from UACP in August 2002.

  • District HIV/AIDS Focal Point & DHAC were established.

  • An integrated Workplan was submitted for funding of district HIV/AIDS Initiatives

  • CSOs, private sector and district sectors can access funds for HIV/AIDS Initiatives under the District HIV/AIDS Initiatives component

  • Communities can access fund for community Led HIV/AIDS initiatives through the CHAI component. Over 300 applications received under CHAI.

  • Implementation has been constrained by Cash Flow crisis experienced by UACP.



How task teams were formed
How task teams were formed

  • The district HIV/AIDS task teams were formed following guidelines issued by UAC in Collaboration with MoLG.

  • The teams are to provide a harmonised response to the epidemic at all levels in the district.

  • The District HIV/AIDS task forces provides the political focus to the response, while the HIV/AIDS committees would provide the technical support.

  • Only the district Committees are active, the lower committees are not active due to lack of resources.


District hiv aids co ordination structure
District HIV/AIDS Co-ordination structure

DISTRICT COUNCIL

DAT

DAC

Sub county council

SAT

SAC

Parish Council

PAT

Village Council

VAT


Workplace policy subcommittee
Workplace policy subcommittee

  • No workplace subcommittee in place

  • subcommittee has been proposed and composition listed below

    composition ofProposed Workplace Policy subcommittee

    • DFP HIV/AIDS

    • District Director of Health Services

    • District Community Development Officer

    • District Labour Office

    • District Personnel Officer

    • Administrative Officer (ACAO)

    • District Education Officer


Proposed activities and priorities areas for workplace policy sub team
Proposed activities and priorities areas for workplace Policy sub team

  • Collect necessary background information on workplace policies.

  • Collect views from the different stakeholders, Staff at all levels (district, subcounty, town councils and Municipal council) and service providers

  • Agree on elements of the policy

  • draft the policy

  • consult widely on the policy

  • submit policy to council for approval

  • develop implementation plan and circulate policy among staff.


Proposal for getting feedback from staff on policy
Proposal for getting feedback from staff on policy Policy sub team

ACTIVITY (TIMELINE)

  • carry out sensitisation of staff on the need for a workplace policy on HIV/AIDS. (1st month)

  • Collect views for inclusion in the policy (2nd month)

  • agree with staff on the elements of the policy and draft the policy (by end of 2nd month)

  • Circulate the draft policy widely among staff(3rd Month)

  • collect views, reactions and comments on the draft policy (4th Month)

  • Finalise the draft and submit to council (5th month)


Obstacles that may be encountered
Obstacles that may be encountered Policy sub team

  • Finances to carry out the activities may not be readily available.

  • Decision makers may not consider this a priority.

  • The Duty schedules for the members of the team may not allow them to devote adequate time to the exercise.

  • Consultation of all categories of staff at all levels is practically impossible, some section of the staff may disown the policy saying they were not consulted.

  • The district may not be in position to implement the policy however good it may be due to resource constraints

  • council may refuse to approve the policy.


The end
The end Policy sub team

  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION.