An assessment of the roles played by non-governmental organizations (ngos) in addressing the plight of people living with HIV/AIDS in Kabale District (Case Study: Joint Clinical Research Centre (Jcrc)

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The study was an assessment of the roles played by Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in addressing the plight of people living with HIV I AIDS in Kabale district. It was carried out in Kabale Municipality in Joint Clinical Research Center as a case study. The study was set to achieve the following objectives; to assess the roles played by NGOs in addressing the HIVIAIDS problem, to find out the assistance rendered by NGOs to HIV patients. The study aimed at establishing the problems that are faced by HIV patients in Kabale district. Furthemore the study aimed at finding out how NGOs influenced the health seeking behaviors of the households that are affected by the HIV epidemic. The study was conducted with the use of several instruments like interviews, questionnaires and focused group discussions. The study had 50 respondents who were in two categories.49 respondents were clients of JCRC while 10 were officials from JCRC The study found out that NGOs play a big role in addressing the problem of HIV, and the study found out that women were the most affected and infected by the HIV epidemic. The study further found out that the government was too playing a great role in decentralizing service provision. The government is being complimented by NGOs to offer services to the vulnerable groups HIV patients inclusive. The study recommends that though NGOs have done a tremendous work towards the fight of HIV I AIDS, there is still more to be done to improve the lives of the people living with HIVIAIDS. Many people at the grassroots level are still dying in large numbers due to the fact that they cannot access the medical services that they need for their survival. There is more need for increased community participation because it contributes so much to the success of the planned projects in the community.
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment to the Faculty of Social Sciences As a requirement for the A ward of Bachelor’s Degree in Arts of Social Work and Social Administration of Kampala International University