THE GIRLS KISOBOKA Campaign #GirlsAct2016

THE GIRLS KISOBOKA Campaign #GirlsAct2016

In partnership with AHF-Uganda Cares, Peer To Peer Uganda (PEERU) and other partners  implemented the Girls Act campaign in 2016 dubbed Girls Kisoboka in Masaka, Malaba and Kampala targeting young women and adolescent girls from all walks of life. The campaign is a multi-institutional drive that primarily aimed at scaling up the uptake of HIV/AIDS services and other connected support services. The campaign reached over 30,000 young people with HIV prevention information and over 3000 people receiving HIV services. The  campaign brought together various partners including Public Health Ambassadors Uganda, Uganda Network of young people living with HIV/AIDS among other partners who joined the drive to achieve the UNAIDS 90 90 90 global targets targeting girls and young women with HIV information and services integrated with entertainment.

The multi-institutional campaign, intended at;

  • Increase demand and access to HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment services amongst young people especially girls and women.
  • Increase HIV testing levels amongst young people so as to inform planning and programming around treatment and prevention for this age group.
  • Strengthen linkages into HIV care of young people diagnosed with HIV
  • Strengthen linkages into information systems for Young People found HIV Negative
  • Ensure greater coordination amongst agencies providing HIV/AIDS and other connected services to young people.
  • A shift in culture; so that young people’s views on health, HIV/AIDS and related services are listened to and respected.