The impact of faith-based organization in HIV/AIDS care and support in Kamwokya, Kampala

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and social sciences.
The study sought to examine the impact of faith based organizations in HIV/AIDS and support in Kamwokya, Kampala. The study objectives were; to identify the impact of healing by faith based organization towards HIV/AIDS care and support in Kamwokya, Kampala, to establish the impact of prevention and HIV testing by faith based organization towards HIV/AIDS care and support in Kamwokya, Kampala and to examine the impact of social support by faith based organization towards HIV/AIDS care and support in Kamwokya, Kampala. The study applied a casual research design to reflect aspects of perception, feelings, experiences, facts and emotional feelings of the study respondents on the study topic. Casual research design was used to study the effects that one variable has on another. This research design determined how dependent variables were influenced by changes to independent variables. This was an investigation into an issue or topic that looks at the effect of one thing or variable on another. This was because the research questions that were generated necessitate observing explanatory. descriptive and analytical aspects of the research, Top authorities of the 2 selected Faith Based Organisations in Kaniwokya gave the number of staff going up to 58. Thus, the study population involved 19 participants where 5 guidance and counseling officials, 3 top managers and 11 other staff of Faith Based Organisations who were available. The study involved a total of 58 respondents from Faith Based Organisations. Data was collected from primary and secondary sources using questionnaires and interviews, and well-answered questionnaire were organized into for meaningful interpretation by sorting and editing. The data was presented in tabular form, pie charts and bar graphs with frequencies and percentages. The study findings revealed that the sample constituted of 50 respondents of which 66% were males and the 34% remaining were females. This implies that males are the majority. This implies that the most respondents were men since most Faith based organizations usually employ men. The study concludes that BOs. most specifically religious congregations. have been recognized for their potential to provide mental and phisical health programming. Their capacity to reach underserved populations experiencing the nation’s worst health inequalities have led to initiatives promoting their involvement in health programming. The study recommends that FBOs need to strengthen their capacity to educate young people in a more holistic way about sexuality and HIV prevention. Furthermore, FBOs should also consider educating and creating awareness on the risks of multiple relationships particularly to those men whose risky behaviour is culturally bound.
A research dissertation submitted to the faculty of Humanities and social sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the award of a degree in development studies of Kampala International University
Faith-based organization, Kampala, HIV/AIDS care