USAID/SUSTAIN supports the Uganda Ministry of Health to strengthen comprehensive HIV/AIDS care, prevention, laboratory and tuberculosis services at select regional referral and one district health care facilities.
In 2014, the Ministry of Health adopted the UNAIDS 90-90-90 Strategy.
|To achieve the first target, USAID/SUSTAIN supports provider-initiated testing and counseling (PITC) which has greatly improved the number of clients accessing HIV services. In 2015, the project began using a new testing strategy to identify and link more people living with HIV to early treatment and care.||To achieve the second target, USAID/SUSTAIN uses the test and treat approach to close the gap between clients in care and those on antiretroviral therapy. These activities include initiating treatment for all HIV-positive children under 15 years and HIV-positive pregnant women.||To support the third target, USAID/SUSTAIN focuses on early warning indicators of treatment failure during the ongoing project quarterly mentorships and performance reviews, including prescribing practice, lost to follow-up, client retention in care, appointment keeping and appropriate regimen availability.|
USAID/SUSTAIN is putting Uganda well on its way to achieving UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets by 2020.