In partnership with affiliated organizations, the IHV has recruited 75,000 patients into care as part of the AIDSRelief program in Uganda. The success of this outreach was supported by the availability of in-country technical capabilities that have played a major part in building the program. As such, IHV has earned a seat at the national table for policy formulation and implementation of HIV related services and in this regard, it has been very instrumental in the establishment and continued development of guidelines and implementation plans for TB-HIV collaboration, maternal-child HIV care, early infant diagnosis, psychosocial support in children and adolescents, and administrative health care “task shifting,” for overall sustainability. IHV’s role in these leadership areas is strengthened by the high viral suppression, low mortality and loss to follow-up care rates in our treatment patient populations – figures of which rank highly in all of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programs.
The IHV team in Uganda serves as a regional resource for Continuous Quality Improvement matters and provides assistance not just to AIDSRelief sites within Uganda but sites of other implementing partners in addition to other AIDSRelief country programs.
IHV continually expands its collaborative activities through local treatment implementation and education/training partners in Uganda. For example, IHV collaborates with a number of indigenous governmental and non governmental agencies, organizations and schools.