Meeting the Demand for HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC) Services at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital

Resource type: 
Success Stories
Publication date: 
October 2014
Published by: 
USAID/SUSTAIN
Sequence number: 
29
Increasing demand for HTC in Gulu
Like other regional referral hospitals (RRHs), Gulu RRH is a high volume healthcare facility with a shortage of service providers. Clients arrive as early as 7:00am and often wait for 2-3 hours before they are attended to by clinicians. As one walks through the hospital gate, the queue of patients at the main Out-patient Department waiting area is striking. Long queues like this one are a familiar sight at other Out-patient clinics within the hospital as the day unfolds. Early risers manage to get seats on the wooden benches while the rest lean against the metal poles for support or sit across the verandas as they wait their turn to be attended to.