Key Population

With plans to end HIV/AIDS in Uganda by 2030, the institution targets;

Key population that include;

  1. Sex workers
  2. LGTB
  3. Male clients of Female sex workers

HIV/AIDS remains one of the most serious global health threats of our time and in Uganda still fuelled by poverty. We believe we can end the AIDS epidemic. More people are getting treatment than ever before as many people are getting infected as well. Comprehensive and integrated HIV program initiatives provide a platform on which all sub-population groups are supported to access HIV care treatment and support services. Therefore, we focus on all sub-population groups with differentiated HIV services to increase HIV treatment uptake to improve on treatment outcomes.

By keeping the focus on the needs and rights of key populations, particularly;

  1. Sex workers
  2.  Men who have sex with men
  3. Transgender women.

For Foundation for Development Partners(FDP) to reach epidemic control, there is urgency to address the unique challenges we can prevent new HIV infections and ensure those living with AIDS are empowered to be important people in communities. We focus on a range of activities to reduce HIV transmission among key population’s sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons, and people who inject drugs and to improve their enrolment and retention in care. We accelerate the ability of governments, organizations working with key populations at risk of HIV, and private-sector providers to plan and implement services that reduce HIV transmission among key populations and their sexual partners and extend the lives of those already living with HIV.

The support to the Key Population (KPs) groups is still minimal due to wrong attitudes by most stakeholders and the Enhanced Prevention Program (EPP), Foundation for Development Partners (FDP) aims at improving the effectiveness of HIV prevention in Communities by enhancing comprehensive HIV prevention and care services amongst Youth, Adolescents, OVC, Female Sex Workers (FSW), their male partners and children.

 What we do

  • To improve the livelihood of the Orphans and Vulnerable Children of the high risk women through providing them and their caregivers with access to health care services, psychosocial support and economic empowerment
  • Expand comprehensive male circumcision services for HIV/AIDS prevention by training health workers to provide the services and by establishing mobile clinics and outreach campaigns to reach more men and boys and increase awareness of condom distribution and demonstration and alcohol abuse in relation to HIV among bar owners.
  • To increase awareness of HIV risk and vulnerability of high risk women and their male partners among policy makers and stakeholders.
  • To increase uptake of HIV care and antiretroviral therapy for HIV infected eligible high risk women, their partners, children, youth, adolescent.
  • Increase access to high-quality HIV/AIDS testing and counseling services and local partners and community members, increase awareness of HIV/AIDS testing and prevention methods, such as voluntary medical male circumcision.
  • Strengthen referral systems to treatment and prevention services and care for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child
  • Deliver comprehensive care to people living with HIV and their families at times and locations that are convenient to them
  • Integrate HIV services with other sexual and reproductive health interventions, recognizing the opportunity to meet people’s needs in a single visit
  • Challenge restrictive policies and inspire governments to uphold the rights of people living with HIV, especially key populations, adolescents, and women
  • Support key populations including men who have sex with men, prisoners, female sex workers, and transgender women to make sure they can exercise their rights and receive quality services free from stigma, discrimination, or judgment.