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  1. 4TH TB/HIV WORKING GROUP GLOBAL MEETING EMERGING PLWHA – LED TB/HIV ADVOCACY MOVEMENT IN UGANDA By Lillian K Mworeko & Dorothy Namutamba National Forum of PLHA Networks In Uganda Addis Ababa 20th – 21st Sept.2004

  2. While there has been a lot of advocacy & activism towards favourable policies, access to resources for HIV & AIDS activities in Uganda & Ensuring that GIPA moves from a principle to Practice Background TB/HIV working Group

  3. TB is not yet in the agenda of the HIV community including in the HIV and AIDS advocacy of PLWHA HIV is not yet fully in the agenda of the TB community. Background cont’d TB/HIV working Group

  4. Yet it is globally recognized that these are in most cases “two diseases in one patient”. Background cont’d TB/HIV working Group

  5. Globally, approximately 12 billion people are infected with TB and 40 million people are infected with HIV The intersection between people living with both TB and HIV is 14 million people. TB/HIV TB/HIV working Group

  6. It is estimated that currently in Uganda, 530,000 people are living with HIV and Between 50-55% of TB patients are HIV+, having fallen from 66.6% in 1990 and the ratio of Male:Female is 1:1 Uganda’s situation TB/HIV working Group

  7. A recent study by Uganda Prisons Service has revealed that 40% of deaths in prisons are due to TB And that about 20% of the deaths were believed to be due to HIV/AIDS related illnesses. (The New Vision Tuesday, August 17th 2004, vol. 19 No.196) Uganda’s situation cont’d TB/HIV working Group

  8. Uganda lacks a TB/HIV coordinating body, joint TB/HIV planning and monitoring & evaluation of TB/HIV (Global Tuberculosis Control – WHO Report 2004). Uganda’s situation cont’d TB/HIV working Group

  9. The National Forum of PLHA Networks in Uganda is an organisation, whose mission is to unite & coordinate all networks and groups of people living with HIV & AIDS in Uganda for a concerted effort to the HIV & AIDS national response. Established in May 2003 after identification, acknowledgement & recognition of gaps among PLHA initiatives in the national response. Background to the formation of the TB/HIV Advocacy Group TB/HIV working Group

  10. Two members of the National Forum were invited & participated in the TB Advocacy & Mobilisation workshop in Nairobi in July 2004 Formation of the TB/HIV Advocacy Group cont’d TB/HIV working Group

  11. Committed to translate what was learnt into action Commitment TB/HIV working Group

  12. Decreasing the burden of HIV in TB patients Decreasing the burden of TB in HIV patients Ultimate Goal: TB/HIV working Group

  13. To ensure the establishment of a mechanism for: - collaboration between TB and HIV/AIDS programmes. Integration of TB and HIV services To advocate for favourable TB/HIV policies. Objectives TB/HIV working Group

  14. Drawn a TB/HIV work plan Held a meeting with the PLHA Constituency Elected a TB/HIV Working Group Made a presentation to Reps of the National HIV/AIDS Partnership with the aim of: Activities done TB/HIV working Group

  15. Educating them on the need for HIV/TB Collaboration Integration of services and Seeking for their technical, financial, and moral support Activities done cont’d TB/HIV working Group

  16. Carry out consultative meetings with WHO, MOH & UAC on the way forward Consultative meetings with CSO dealing with the two diseases Meetings with the communities living with the two diseases Conduct public dialogue and media programmes Way forward TB/HIV working Group

  17. Advocate to ensure that the TB & HIV bodies: - appreciate the need for a TB/HIV coordinating body and - Optimize the available resources Way forward cont’d TB/HIV working Group

  18. Way forward cont’d Filling the gap of IEC to target populations particularly on : VCT Clinical coordination Feed back Peer support Monitoring of the patients TB/HIV working Group

  19. Together for a positive difference TB/HIV working Group