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HUMANITARIAN CARE UGANDA

A Newsletter for the month of June 2010

14th June 2010

Back ground of Humanitarian Care Uganda


In this issue
Humanitarian Care Uganda (HCU) 4. To develop sustainable
Core 2 is a registered; non-governmental mechanisms for promoting
Values organization that was established community participation
in Uganda in 2006 to enhance peo- and ownership
Organiza- 2 ples’ living conditions through ca- During the month HCU was
tional pacity enhancement. involved in the “Be Faithful”
Vision: interventions through the
A society where all people live a life FAITH PROJECT, an acro-
nym for Fighting AIDS In H.C.U LOGO
of dignity
The Home.
Mission:
The FAITH Project is a ADDRESS
To promote peoples’ living condi- UHMG/AFFORD funded
tions though capacity enhancement project implemented by Hu- Humanitarian Care
Uganda (HCU)
Objectives: manitarian Care Uganda
Plot 181, Bombo Road,
(HCU) in the four districts of P.O Box 29985
1. To carry out activities in the fields Kampala, Uganda
Kanungu, Kabale, Lira and
of initiating programs and actions
Wakiso. The project was Tel/Fax: +256
aimed at improving livelihoods
developed to promote fidel- 414340630
2. To address issues aimed at pre- ity and faithfulness as the Mobile: +256
392946852
venting, caring and managing norm for couples living in
HIV/AIDS in communities stable unions, and one of Email:
info@hcareuganda.org
3. To promote programs that im- the strategies to address the Website:
prove health care and livelihood increasing HIV infection hc.hcareuganda.org
services rates due to multiple concur-
rence phenomena.

ACTIVITES

The Annual General Meet- Skills training workshops for couples in commu-
ing (AGM) took place and nication, reproductive health and community
was attended by 59 stake- sensitization on fidelity conducted in the districts
holders, members of staff of Wakiso and Lira
and well wishers where a
Website rejuvenation. Revival of the HCU web-
new member was elected to
fill the vacant post on the site to give visitors an insight of what HCU is all
about
HUMANITARIAN CARE UGANDA

Humanitarian Care Uganda (HCU)


Crown Building, First Floor, Humanitarian care Uganda is a Ugandan based non-profit, Indige-
Plot 181, Bombo Road nous, interdenominational non governmental organization
registered with the NGO Board. It was established in 2008.
P O Box 29985 Kampala Uganda
Tel/ Fax +256414340630/+256392946852
Core Values
E-mail : info@hcareuganda.org
-Honesty and Transparency
-Respect and Gender Sensitivity
You can also find us on the internet at:
-Participatory planning and service excellence.
www.hcareuganda.org Organizational Strategies
-Collaboration and Linkages
-Avenues for interactive discussions
WE CARE FOR HUMANITY
-Alignment of programs to suit National priorities.
-Corporate image
-Resource Mobilization.

Our Most Tremendous Areas of work.


HIV AND AIDS 18% among the general This implies a high depend-
UNAIDS estimates that there population and as high as ence ratio. A fifth of the
were a total of 33.2 (30.6 – 30% among pregnant moth- population is under five
36.1) million people living ers. Uganda became the first years of age while a quarter
with HIV, 2.5 (1.8 – 4.1) country to significantly re- is between 6-12 years. The
million new infections and duce her HIV prevalence to mid 2007 population esti-
2.1 (1.9 – 2.4) million deaths 6% by 2002. This show- mate stood at 28.2 million;
due to HIV by December cased Uganda as a global (2002 Census) of which 87%
INSERT A PICTURE 2007 (UNAIDS 2008). The champion in the response live in rural areas and 73%
HERE number of new infections spouse indicating that the are engaged in agriculture. is
continues to outstrip the infection is not acquired
attributed to a high fertility
number of deaths due to HIV from the spouse but an extra
rate.
infection an indication that marital sexual partner.
prevention efforts are failing ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE
to keep pace with the epi- CHILDREN
demic. The Uganda government
Uganda first reported HIV defines an orphan as a person
infection and the AIDS cases under the age of 18 years and
Let the fighting of in 1982 on the shores of has lost one or both parents.
HIV/AIDS be a global Lake Victoria, Rakai District. The dominant age group as
HIV infection spread rapidly per Uganda’s population is
throughout the country re- below 18 years and only 3.5
sulting into a severe though % are aged 65 years or more.