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Program Updates for USAID Uganda

Last updated: January 10, 2020

January 7, 2020

She has had a steady partner for eight years who is currently working in Kenya. They are a discordant couple. Ninsiima is living with HIV. She is a walking encyclopedia of information related to HIV. “I speak in specifics and I know the reality,” says Ninsiima as she opens her purse to point out the condoms and lubricator she shares with other girls.

January 7, 2020

Rita is a teenage girl in southwest Uganda who has been living with HIV since birth. Both her parents died from AIDS-related illnesses. But with the support of her grandmother, Rita has adhered well to her prescribed antiretroviral (ARV) medication, which treats HIV. She was thriving—until a terrible cough started.

January 7, 2020

By the end of his O levels, the first stage of high school, Richard knew he had what it takes to start and succeed in business. He talked to his family and got start-up capital for a boutique, stocking modern and new clothes for young people. His eye for style is undeniable and Richard soon had a thriving business. 

January 7, 2020

“If you don’t come soon, you may never see me and the baby alive again!” That is all Nyakato could say over the neighbor’s cellphone to her older sister Beatrice. Nyakato and her two-year-old daughter, Ahabwe, were in the grip of a debilitating illness that was causing both to waste away. Ahabwe was so weak that she could hardly hold her head up. 

December 17, 2019

The day opens bright and sunny in Rwamwanja in Western Uganda. Hundreds of people are arriving in the vast field decked by tents and display tables, many by bus, some by foot. Laughter and joyous talk fill the air, as people wearing their Sunday best make their way to the agricultural road show, a first-of-its-kind in this remote region.