Accelerating Access to Integrated SRH/HIV/GBV services: Community service Convergence point model
The story of Hope, 2020
UNFPA through the AIDS Information Centre-Uganda supported establishment of ten (10) community service convergence points (CCPs) across the 5 Divisions of Kampala where vulnerable AGYW including AGYW in sex work settings during the lockdown period continued to demand for integrated SRH/HIV/GBV services.
Using our office vehicles and ordinary boda-boda riders with the help of AIC’S trained community linkage facilitators and peer educators we responded to the needs of both Key and Priority Populations (K/PPs). We delivered services including condoms, FP services, HIV Testing and Counselling services, PEP and PrEP services demand, BCC messages, counselling and referral of GBV cases. For BCC messages, we conducted a radio talk show on CBS and FUFA FM radios where we clearly disseminated information on SRH/HIV/GBV. The public was called upon to access such services in the 3 designated model health facilities including Kawala H/C IV, Komamboga and Kibuli Hospital during and after lockdown period.
A total of 21,000 male condoms were distributed to Hinnies lodge in Kisenyi, Mabbitto Lodge in Natete, Batoro lodge in Kisenyi, New blue lodge in Nankulabye and Sanyu’s lodge in Kisenyi. 33 clients received their drug refills from AIC’S peer teams who delivered their drugs to their homes with the support of AIC’ transport system. We specifically targeted those clients who had challenges with transport to and from AIC Kampala and government health facilities. 67 clients received phone counselling services whenever they could have psycho-social challenges which needed to be addressed and they linked to testing and care services.
Based on the high demand of SRH/HI/GBV services amidst transport challenges due to COVID 19 Country lockdown, we think we can support active operation of satellite/mobile clinics, we shall be able to reach a reasonable number of key populations (KPs) and Priority Population (PPs) who urgently need SRH/HIV/GBV services
Monja and Kawooya