The role of NGOs in the fight against HIV AIDS in Bugiri district: a case study of GOAL

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Science
HIV I AIDS is one of the greatest crisis the world faces today. According to the figures of 2003 g_ver 38 million people are living with HIV I AIDS in the world. In Uganda alone, it's estimated that over one million people are infected with HIV I AIDS and probably over one million people have already died of HIV I AIDS. The government of Uganda in collaboration with local and international partners have designed and implemented a number of initiatives for the prevention and control of HIV I AIDS. NGOs have been very active in this field than any other agency and they have done good work to fight HIV I AIDS. But however, the problem seems to increase each day. The problem seems to be that NGOs face a lot of challenges in trying to fight HIV 1 AIDS. The problems identified include lack of resources, continued risky behaviours, vulnerable groups, poverty, inadequate collaboration and information sharing. NGOs have done a lot of work such as offering social services geared to fight HIV I AIDS. And some of these services include; behavioural change, communication initiative, VCT training and management, PPTCT, home-based care, ARVs training. All these help to prevent and mitigate HIV I AIDS. Some recommendations were suggested and these include; lobby for more resources, putting in more effort to ensure that people give up risky behaviours, to involve the whole community, strengthen monitoring and evaluation activities, to streamline referral mechanisms and to address the problem of poverty because it is the leading problem of risky behaviours.
A research dissertation submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Social Administration of Kampala International University.