The Umbrella of Persons with Disabilities in the Fight against HIV&AIDS and Promotion of Community Health ( UPHLS ) with the financial support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new project entitled “Local Nongovernmental Partnerships for Sustained Country Leadership in Rwanda” that will be focusing on the enhancement of local partnership to mainstream disability in HIV/AIDS response in Rwanda.

Project objective

The overall goal of the project is to empower organizations that work with and/or represent Persons with Disabilities across Rwanda to engage in promoting an inclusive, effective and sustainable country HIV/AIDS response and Health system. The project will strengthen the organizational, managerial and technical capacity of partners to provide quality HIV care and treatment services in Rwanda.

Project outcomes :

-  Strengthen PLWDs local organizations (CSOs, NGO, and FBO) capacity to advocate for and to ensure long-term sustainability of HIV, Care and Treatment services and integration into Rwanda’s National Health system
-  Support and increase equitable access to HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services for PLWDs in Rwanda
-  Increase the capacity of PLWDs to provide HIV, Care and Treatment services to associations and organizations of PLWDs

Duration

This is a 3 years project from 09/30/2014 until 09/29/2017 but officially started on January 26th 2015