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MJAP conducted an inaugural regional stakeholders meeting on 10th august 2022 to introduce the project and get buy in from the key stakeholders

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Dr. Fred Semitala the Executive Director Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) and the Principal Investigator of U-AHISA giving a presentation on Implementation Science at the meeting Dr. Fred Semitala the Executive Director Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) and the Principal Investigator of U-AHISA giving a presentation on Implementation Science at the meeting

 Inaugural U-AHISA meeting in Masaka:

Makerere University Joint AIDS program (MJAP) through the Uganda Adolescent HIV Prevention and Treatment Implementation Science Alliance (U-AHISA) has been running grants since March 2020 to promote the use of evidence-based interventions in the delivery of HIV services for Adolescents Living with HIV (ALHIV) in Uganda through capacity building of key stakeholders in implementation Science.

In the third-year grant, U-AHISA is leveraging the Ministry of Health Regional Referral Hospital mechanism to decentralize capacity building for implementation science to Jinja and Masaka Regional Referral Hospitals.

 

         Dr Zalwango Annet, The care and Treatment Technical Lead for Rakai Health Services program giving remarks

 

This approach will extend the use of evidence-based interventions to close the gaps in the HIV service delivery for adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV). It will also engage the key stakeholders who are closer to the lower-level health facilities and communities, where the majority of the young people live, receive HIV services, and this will ensure sustainability.

We conducted an inaugural regional stakeholders meeting on 10th august 2022 at Maple Leaf Hotel in Masaka City to introduce the project and get buy in from the key stakeholders.

 

 

 Dr Kasendwa Patrick, The Principal Medical Officer of Masaka City Health Office giving remarks at the meeting

The key stakeholders in the Masaka region that we have engaged and that attended this meeting were; the Ministry of Health through the office of the District health officer; the district health teams; Masaka Regional Referral Hospital leadership and the Masaka city health office.

The meeting was also attended by Rakai Health Services program (RSHP) which is the lead regional HIV Program implementing partner, AIDS Healthcare Foundation Uganda Cares who run the biggest HIV clinic in the region, and peer leaders of ALHIV.

 

 

Participants at the Inaugural U-AHISA Masaka regional meeting following in of the meeting presentations

 

At the meeting, presentations were made on the performance of the adolescent HIV service delivery indicators for Masaka region and the key performance gaps were highlighted. The stakeholders were introduced to Implementation Science and its role in closing the identified performance gaps with evidence based interventions.

The stakeholders present the harmonized on the roadmap for rollout of the Implementation Science capacity building activities to be conducted in the region for the next one year.

 

Second row Left to Right: Dr. Fred semitala; Dr. Eleanor Magongo the Principal Investigators of U-AHISA, Dr. Okumu Samson the ART Clinic in-charge Masaka RRH and Dr. Mary Nyantaro the Deputy Executive Director Masaka RRH share a light moment with the Adolescent peers that attended the meeting

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